Laura Smith

Health Data Management - - MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE IT -

Ti­tle: CIO

Or­ga­ni­za­tion: Uni­tyPoint Health

Years in HIT: 19

Pre­vi­ous Po­si­tions: Var­i­ous roles within Uni­tyPoint Health.

Sig­nif­i­cant Achieve­ments: Smith has led her IT team at Uni­tyPoint Health through mul­ti­ple large-scale im­ple­men­ta­tions, new af­fil­i­ate in­te­gra­tions, lead­er­ship shifts and team re­struc­tur­ing. In 2014, Smith helped man­age the af­fil­i­a­tion of Uni­tyPoint Health and Meriter.

Im­pact on HIT: Smith takes an ac­tive role in men­tor­ing new fe­male lead­ers who are join­ing Uni­tyPoint Health, coach­ing them for six to 12 months to en­sure they have the sup­port they need to suc­ceed. She uses a per­sonal touch in man­ag­ing her staff, which num­bers 600 across the three states in which the sys­tem op­er­ates.

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