EY Advisory Health Professionals Honored for Leadership and Innovation in Healthcare Information Technology

Boston, 18 May 2017

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Health Data Management announced two leaders in the Health Advisory Practice of Ernst & Young, LLP, as the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT Award for 2017, an annual award given to the most influential and knowledgeable female leaders in the U.S. healthcare information technology (HIT) industry. Dana Alexander and Rachel Hall, both executive directors in the firm’s Health Advisory Practice, have both been recognized for their accomplishments and impact on the field.

Each year, Health Data Management recognizes the professional achievements of women working in the HIT space who are driving innovation through leadership. This year, 75 women executives and thought leaders were awarded through nominations solicited by Health Data Management readers and editor recommendations.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized among such influential women leaders in our industry,” says Alexander. “Every day I’m more inspired by the growing number of female colleagues who are taking leadership roles the HIT field. I’m proud to be a part of this distinct group and hope that collectively, we can inspire other women to strive to become leaders.”

“Our EY culture focuses on expanding opportunities for and celebrating achievements of women leaders. It’s incredible to be among driven men and women who understand that gender parity is fundamental to building a successful business.” Hall notes. “I’m humbled and appreciative to be recognized with Dana and other top women leaders in our field.”

The EY Americas Advisory Health Sector leader, Kristen Vennum, was recognized with the award in 2016 for her innovative work in cybersecurity and her dedication to gender parity at EY through the Women. Fast Forward initiative, a global call to accelerate achievement of women, increase gender parity, and recruit, retain, and advance women in the workplace.

Alexander is recognized for her work leading teams helping to transform healthcare delivery and improve health outcomes through technology. With more than 30 years of experience in the provider, payer, and vendor sectors, she excels at leading cross-functional teams to design and help clients execute strategies that drive organizational IT transformation and achieve high-quality outcomes. In her role, Alexander helps clients develop organizational analytics, population health and enterprise quality strategy.

With more than 20 years of experience, Hall helps clients in the payer and provider sectors improve patient outcomes and reduce costs through supply chain management, care management and digital health initiatives. At EY, she leads strategic repositioning efforts, transformation engagement, and operational effectiveness programs through strategic IT integration.

Both Alexander and Hall were recognized last night at Heath Data Management’s Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT event in Boston. View a full list of recipients here.

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