Pam Matthews, RN, MBA, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, is an accomplished Information Technology leader with over 25 years of experience focused on healthcare information technology, strategic planning, IT operations and clinical informatics. She has worked in management consulting, served as a CIO of a nationwide healthcare provider and worked for several healthcare provider systems leading clinical IT initiatives and operations including a major academic medical university. She focused more recent career activities in the professional society sector.
Ms. Matthews worked over eight years at HIMSS where she directed the Society’s initiatives with health information exchange, interoperability, convening communities at the state and regional levels and provided support to other HIMSS initiatives including HIMSS Analytics. She was responsible for content electronic newsletters, the HIE nonprofit membership, online toolkits, educational programming, the HIMSS State Dashboard as well as external public and private collaborations. When she joined HIMSS in 2006, she launched two new content areas: financial systems and health information exchange.
Ms. Matthews is a Registered Nurse with a bachelor in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. She is an Adjunct Professor at Northern Kentucky University, College of Informatics in graduate education where she developed and teaches the program’s first course in health information exchange. In addition, she teaches the HIMSS certification course for CPHIMS and CAHIMS. She currently serves as industry advisory to HomeTown Health, LLC, and provides advisory services to HealtHIE Georgia, a rural HIE. She is a HIMSS Fellow and served in various volunteer capacities including HIMSS Board of Directors, HIMSS Board Vice Chair and HIMSS Foundation Chair.
She has served on several boards and advisory councils as well as participated on federal grant endeavors and state specific initiatives. She was previously a member of the State of Georgia Healthcare Information Technology and Transparency Advisory Board representing health information exchange. Most recently, she was Vice President of Education and Business Development at College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
Ms. Matthews makes numerous presentations and has published articles on healthcare information technology, strategic planning, clinical informatics, quality outcomes and healthcare information exchange. Her book chapter, The Importance of Volunteerism, will be included in the spring 2017, publication ‘The HIMSS Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the HIT Professional.’