Monday, July 15, 2024

Women Ruled the Day at FedHealthIT Innovation Awards

By Beth Scalzitti, Director of Content Strategy
Women ruled the day at this year’s FedHealthIT Innovation Awards.  

At the recent FedHealthIT Innovation Awards, attended by more than 250 government and industry leaders from across the Federal Health IT sector, six programs and their respective Government representatives were recognized for outstanding work. The award winners were chosen from nearly 60 nominations.


Do you know how many of the awards were given to women? 5 of the 6, including the overall winner. Check out the award winning #WomenInTech below.

Dr. Caitlin Thompson, co-lead of the VA’s Perceptive Reach program – built with open sources tools and frameworks, this program automates the process of intaking VA healthcare data and was recognized as a winner in the Data Solution category.

Marla Hendriksson leads the Suicide Safe Mobile App team at HHS SAMHSA. This interactive mobile app connects health care providers with valuable SAMHSA resources, to more effectively address suicide risk among their patients and was selected as a winner in the Mobile/IoT category. Julie Hentz from IQ Solutions provides program support for this team.

LT Inga Keithly, DHA program lead for the Interagency Comprehensive Plan for Care Coordination Support (ICPCCS), the winner for the Cloud category. This solution, with program support from Karen Baron at Attain, is to improve and simplify the process to allow Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to share and transfer a service member’s/Veteran’s non-clinical case management file.

Robin Sabatino leads the SSA program for Customer Engagement Tools –  winner of the Digital Engagement category. This program includes innovative projects for the web and most recently has focused on a search widget called ‘Dynamic Help’ along with a suite of ‘Click-To’ customer services such as click-to-call-back and click-to-chat.

And finally, Christina Lachance, HHS program lead on the Family Planning Profile (FPP) Conformance Harness Platform, won the Overall Innovation Award. This program defined a new Family Planning technical profile, enabling creation of a metadata registry for storing family planning data for patients; and made recommendations for sharing the data.

G2Xchange Health was proud to host the event, held at the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA on May 4, 2016. Congratulations to all finalists and winners, and thank you to all who attended, submitted, and participated on the panel and in the prototype session.


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