Get Real Health has established itself as an authority in the healthcare IT space. That distinction is due in large part to our secret weapon, Senior Healthcare Strategist, Christina Caraballo. Christina keeps her finger on the pulse of the policy and regulatory side of the industry thus positioning the company to meet and exceed these ever changing guidelines.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) applauded her efforts by including Christina in their inaugural class of HIMSS’s Most Influential Women in Health IT Award.
“I’m so honored to receive this award and be included among such impressive company,” said Christina. “I’m proud to work for a company like Get Real Health that encourages and supports me to go out and do everything possible to change the way we think about healthcare and leveraging technology as a tool to empower people.”
HIMSS saw a need to recognize the unheralded work of women in the health IT industry and sought nominations of women at all stages of their careers that were meaningfully influencing and positively changing health and healthcare.
With more than 140 submissions, HIMSS had a large pool of qualified individuals from which to choose; yet Caraballo’s efforts eclipsed that of most nominees and garnered her one of the coveted seven awards.
“It is no surprise that Christina received this honor,” says Get Real Health President and CEO, Robin Wiener. “Her unbridled passion for furthering the cause of patient empowerment and better health outcomes in evident in every encounter you have with her. It is truly her life’s work.”
That body of work includes nearly every aspect of the legislative side of the healthcare industry from consultation to speaking engagements and committee assignments to advocacy and grant writing. Her broad experience base speaks directly to the judging criteria.
“Each Awardee collaborates and innovates within her area of health IT-related expertise. Each understands, and has acted upon, the power of harnessing the best of IT across many different components of health and healthcare including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, government, public policy, industry and business management. The accomplishments of these women matter not only within their respective organizations, but across the healthcare trajectory.”
Caraballo will be honored at a ceremony February 20th as part of the HIMSS Annual Conference.