UK HealthCare leader honored as one of Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT

One of UK HealthCare’s own is being recognized on a national level as one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT.

Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, professor of pediatrics at the UK College of Medicine and UK HealthCare’s first chief medical information officer, will be honored in May by Health Data Management  the information resource for medical and information technology professionals, executives and administrators  along with 74 other women from across the country.

As the chief medical information officer at UK HealthCare, Dr. Steltenkamp selected and led implementation of an electronic health record system across our clinical enterprise. She then became a leader for health information technology in Kentucky and was named chair of the Kentucky eHealth Board, where she successfully launched and maintains the Kentucky Health Information Exchange.

She also is the principal investigator for more than $10 million in health care information technology 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.

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

Congratulations Dr. Steltenkamp!