Denise W. Hines, DHA, PMP, FHIMSS has joined the Executive Leadership Team of HIMSS as Chief Americas Officer (CAO) beginning January 2019. As CAO, Dr. Hines will provide strategy oversight and leadership to HIMSS's services and offerings in North America, including its professional development and membership programs. She will also oversee key mission-based initiatives such as Women in Health IT, for which she is already an active member and supporter.
In addition to this new role, Dr. Hines will continue to serve as Executive Director of GaHIN, with a primary focus on short- and long-term planning and strategy.
After serving as Chair Emeritus for HIMSS North America (HNA) Board of Directors, Dr. Hines has a unique vantage point and a deep understanding of the organization's global strategy and mission. "I am thrilled to have Denise join our Executive Leadership Team," says Hal Wolf, President and CEO of HIMSS. "Having worked directly with Denise through the years, we are so honored to have her operational experience and passion for HIMSS contributing every day to our mission of reforming the global health ecosystem by leveraging the power of information and technology."
"Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to improving health through the unceasing value of technology and innovation," says Dr. Hines. "As CAO, I have the opportunity to do this work on a much larger scale and am excited to contribute - in a new way - to the achievement of HIMSS's strategic vision and the advancement of health and wellness in North America."
HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Its members include more than 72,000 individuals and 630 corporate organizations.