8 Influential women in health IT

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The field of healthcare IT has grown and changed at a remarkable pace--and continues to do so. But it's a profession that is, arguably, male-dominated.

Which is not to say that there aren't plenty of women at the forefront of the efforts that are moving providers, patients and payers into the 21st century, from influencing government policy to providing incubators for budding companies to leading influential healthIT associations.

No mere list could encapsulate all of the contributions of women in any field. We wouldn't even dare to try. So who would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments section, below.

While you're mulling that, click on any of the pictures below to read more about just a few of the women in health IT who have caught our attention in the past year.