Organization: HCA, West Florida
Years in HIT: 29
Previous Positions: IT Division Director, HCA; IT Director, HCA Regional Medical Center, Hudson, Fla.; Director of IT, Lenox Hill Hospital; Consultant, E.C. Murphy, Yuhasz Consulting.
Significant Achievements: Coming in as the IT director of one HCA facility in 1996, she now has executive IT responsibilities for 16 hospitals in HCA’s West Florida division.
Impact on HIT: McFarland has led the organizations in her division to implement electronic health records, while managing a wide range of other tasks for HCA’s West Florida Division. She also is involved in a number of professional associations, particularly CHIME and HIMSS.