TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTH­CARE

Modern Healthcare - - TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE 2017 -

Su­san DeVore PREMIER CHAR­LOTTE, NC

DeVore has been pres­i­dent and CEO of Premier since 2009. Un­der her lead­er­ship, the pub­licly traded sup­ply­chain or­ga­ni­za­tion and health­care-improvement com­pany has won nu­mer­ous awards for in­no­va­tion. She was at the helm when Premier be­came the first hos­pi­tal-owned GPO to go pub­lic. Prior to be­ing named pres­i­dent, she was COO at Premier for five years, lead­ing its four core busi­ness units and help­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion win a Mal­colm Baldrige Na­tional Qual­ity Award. She serves on the board of trustees for the Health­care Lead­er­ship Coun­cil and has held board po­si­tions at other coun­cils and or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing the In­sti­tute of Medicine’s Round­table on Value and Sci­ence-Driven Health­care.

Ju­dith Faulkner EPIC SYS­TEMS CORP. VERONA, WI

Faulkner is the founder and long­time CEO of Epic Sys­tems Corp., a pri­vately held health­care soft­ware com­pany that has grown into one of the most dom­i­nant providers of elec­tronic health record sys­tems. Faulkner, a com­puter pro­gram­mer with a de­gree in math­e­mat­ics, founded the com­pany in 1979 with a $6,000 in­vest­ment that came par­tially from her par­ents. From those mod­est be­gin­nings, Epic has risen to great heights, with more than half of the U.S. pop­u­la­tion es­ti­mated to have their health­care in­for­ma­tion stored on an Epic EHR sys­tem. Faulkner has also held in­flu­en­tial roles out­side the com­pany, in­clud­ing the fed­eral Health IT Pol­icy Com­mit­tee, rep­re­sent­ing the health IT in­dus­try on a key ad­vi­sory panel to the Of­fice of the Na­tional Co­or­di­na­tor for Health In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy.

Deb­o­rah DiSanzo IBM WAT­SON HEALTH NEW YORK, NY

DiSanzo is gen­eral man­ager for IBM Wat­son Health, the busi­ness unit founded to sup­port IBM’s goal of ad­vanc­ing health on a global scale through data-driven so­lu­tions and ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence. In this role, DiSanzo leads more than 2,000 IBM em­ploy­ees world­wide with a man­date to scale the busi­ness glob­ally. While CEO at Philips Health­care, she was a pi­o­neer in adopt­ing other health­care-re­lated tech­nolo­gies, specif­i­cally the field of au­to­mated ex­ter­nal de­fib­ril­la­tors (AEDs), and was in­stru­men­tal in in­tro­duc­ing the first AED de­signed specif­i­cally for use in pub­lic spa­ces to re­sus­ci­tate a per­son suf­fer­ing from sud­den car­diac ar­rest. She also pre­vi­ously held man­age­ment po­si­tions at Hewlett-Packard Co. and Apollo Com­puter.

Dr. Halee Fis­cher-Wright MED­I­CAL GROUP MAN­AGE­MENT AS­SO­CI­A­TION ENGLEWOOD, CO

Fis­cher-Wright has been pres­i­dent and CEO of the MGMA for the past two years. The as­so­ci­a­tion and its 50 state af­fil­i­ates rep­re­sent more than 33,000 ad­min­is­tra­tors and ex­ec­u­tives in 18,000 health­care or­ga­ni­za­tions in which 385,000 physi­cians prac­tice. Fis­cher-Wright has deep ex­pe­ri­ence in the clin­i­cal side of physi­cian-group op­er­a­tions as well as the ad­min­is­tra­tive side. Af­ter start­ing her own med­i­cal prac­tice, she spent a few years as a man­age­ment con­sul­tant and later served as pres­i­dent of the Rose Med­i­cal Group, a 680-physi­cian mul­ti­spe­cialty prac­tice in Den­ver. In 2008, she co-au­thored the New York Times best-seller Tribal Lead­er­ship: Lever­ag­ing Nat­u­ral Groups to Build a Thriv­ing Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

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