Carol SteltenkampDr. Carol Steltenkamp, UK HealthCare Chief Medical Information Officer and Kentucky REC Executive Director, was named Vice Chair of HIMSS, effective July 1, 2013. HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology and management systems to improve health care.

In her new role as Vice Chair of the Board,  Dr. Steltenkamp sat on the panel at the press conference introducing the HIMSS Health IT Value Suite in Washington, DC on July 16, 2013.

HIMSS created the Health IT Value Suite to identify, classify and discuss many known examples of Health IT value.  It is a robust library of value-focused, evidence-based use cases organized into Value STEPS™ (Satisfaction; Treatment/Clinical; Electronic Data/Information; Prevention and Patient Education; and Savings).

At the press conference, Dr. Steltenkamp praised the new Health IT Value Suite. “I’m not a doctor who is a techy. But what I am is passionate about using healthcare IT to improve the care of my patients,” she said.

Learn more about the HIMSS Health IT Value Suite here.


Panelists from left to right: Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMS, Executive Vice President, HIMSS; Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, HIMSS Board Vice Chair; Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Rob Tagalicod, Director of eHealth Standards and Services, CMS; Angela Duncan Diop, ND, CHCIO, Vice President Information Systems, Unity Healthcare