HIMSS Invites UK’s Dr. Carol Steltenkamp to be National Board Member
Carol Steltenkamp is more than just a face on the Government Health
Information Technology magazine outside of my office. She is a
longstanding clinical leader in health information technology in
Kentucky and speaks nationally on future of health information exchange
on the national level.
week she has received a new national honor. HIMSS, Health Information
and Management Systems Society, is a national health information
technology organization. They have asked Dr. Steltenkamp, UK’s chief
medical information officer, to be a member of the board.
has 23,000 individual members. According to their website the group
works to lead public policy through education, professional development
and advocacy initiatives. HIMSS holds conferences and exhibitions
throughout the year to educate physicians, nurses and practice staff
about health IT.
Dr. Steltenkamp will participate as a member of the board for three years.
Steltenkamp is also chair of the Kentucky Regional Extension Center
(REC). The REC is reaching out to Kentucky’s primary care providers to
assist them in implementing Electronic Medical Records and bringing them
up to federal standards. She is the principle investigator of the grant that is funding the newly forming REC.