HIMSS has announced Dr. Este Geraghty, the Chief Medical Officer for location intelligence world leader Esri, as a recipient of the Most Influential Women in Health IT Award.
The award recognizes and celebrates influential women who harness the power of information and technology to transform health and healthcare. The winners are unique among power lists and award programs as it is inclusive of all women of influence, no matter where they may be in the health information and technology field.
Dr. Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP, leads strategy and messaging for Esri’s Health and Human Services sector. Dr. Geraghty has been with the company since 2014 and has led business development and solution development in the market. During her time at Esri, Dr. Geraghty has helped organizations around the world use location intelligence to combat Zika virus, finish the fight against polio, grapple with the opioid crisis, combat homelessness, enhance health preparedness and response, inform strategic planning, optimize healthcare access, and traverse the COVID-19 pandemic while tackling inequity.
Formerly the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics with the California Department of Public Health, Dr. Geraghty led the state vital records and public health informatics programs. There she engaged in statewide initiatives in meaningful use, health information exchange, open data and interoperability. While serving as an Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the University of California at Davis she conducted research on geographic approaches to influencing health policy and advancing community development programs. In addition to her degrees in Medicine, Medical Informatics and Public Health, Dr. Geraghty is also a board-certified public health professional (CPH) and a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).
Dr. Geraghty will be recognized during the 2021 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, held August 9-13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Venetian-Sands Expo Center. For nearly 60 years, HIMSS members and healthcare professionals—from CIOs and senior executives to providers and payers to IT consultants and entrepreneurs—have attended the health information and technology industry’s most influential conference and trade show.
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by HIMSS. I am humbled to receive this award, particularly during a pandemic in which so many in health have sacrificed and worked tirelessly to support their communities,” said Dr. Geraghty. “I believe we’re at another inflection point with health informatics as health professionals across the spectrum and those we serve have experienced the transformational power of sharing and analyzing data to inform and improve policy and practice. I’m excited to contribute to this transformation by helping organizations understand and harness the power of location and spatial thinking to improve equity and outcomes in healthcare and public health.”
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through its innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision.
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Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.
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