HIMSS Maryland has elected Karen Marie Wilding as the chapter president. Wilding is the Senior Director of Quality Compliance and Value Based Care at The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Quality Care Network (UM-QCN). Wilding also holds an Adjunct Faculty position with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Health IT Program. HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.
Health IT plays a fundamental role in supporting population and public health. Wilding will lead this charge, focused on engaging health care executives, technology vendors and a grass roots base that support the local workforce. “I am honored to serve and hope to connect the national dialogue around achieving improved cost, quality and outcomes to our members. Leveraging technology to achieve these goals is critical and with the collective knowledge and experience across the state, providing forums to collaborate is exciting and invaluable to advancing our industry,” says Wilding.