St. Joseph Healthcare's (Bangor, ME) Chief Information Officer Karen Bowling was recently honored by Healthcare IT News at its third annual H.I.T. Men and Women Awards.
During a reception in Las Vegas, Bowling
was presented with an award in the Shapers and Influencers category, recognizing her
work among national healthcare technology leaders.
The awards, presented in three categories to nine people, were voted on by more than 1,500 Healthcare IT News
Bowling was nominated by Justin Laning, VP of Business Development and Marketing for ACS-Midas+, in part for her work deciphering, implementing and successfully attesting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Meaningful Use rules.
But first, Bowling
had to make sense of the measures within the rule and what needed to be done from a technology and workflow standpoint.
was successful at leading the organization, both the hospital and several physician practices, to Meaningful Use, Stage 1 during the first year of the program.
"This is an incredible honor," Bowling
"I'm grateful for the support here at St. Joseph Healthcare, as well as from Siemens Healthcare and other hospitals from across the country.
Covenant Health Systems
in congratulates Ms. Bowling
on this honor.