Steltenkamp to be Honored As One of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT

Health Data Management, the information resource for medical and information technology (IT) professionals, executives and administrators, is honoring 75 of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT, which includes Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, professor of pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and chief medical information officer (CMIO) at UK HealthCare.

The awards are broken into three categories: thought leaders, provider/payer executives and CIOs/IT leaders. All 75 health care providers will be honored at The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT conference which will be held May 12 in Boston.

Steltenkamp is chair of the Kentucky eHealth Board which successfully launched and maintains the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE). She also is the principal investigator for more than $10 million in health care information technology (HIT) grant funding including the foundational grant establishing the Kentucky Regional Extension Center from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HHS/ONC).

As the first CMIO at UK HealthCare, Steltenkamp selected and ultimately led implementation of an electronic health record system across the clinical enterprise. She then became a leader for HIT in Kentucky and was named chair of the Kentucky eHealth Board, a position she still currently holds. Steltenkamp also has been an active volunteer member of the Health information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for many years.

"Dr. Steltenkamp is a shining example of excellence within the UK HealthCare enterprise,” said Dr. Michael Karpf, UK executive vice president for health affairs.

Media Contact: Ann Blackford at 859-323-6442 or ann.blackford@uky.edu