Live from HIMSS17: Spotlight on #WomenInTech

HIMSS Hyland 2016

While reading Women Rising: How Aspiring Female Leaders Can Make the Most of HIMSS, by Health IT leader Sue Schade, I started thinking about our own #WomenInHIT leaders here at Hyland.

How did they get to where they are today? How did they leverage their education and experiences — such as attending a show like HIMSS — to make the move from “aspiring female leader” to their current positions?

Here are their stories.

3 Hyland women in tech

One of the coolest things about our Hyland #womenintech is that they all have their own nuances and interesting backgrounds that positively contribute to how we enable and support our customers.

For example, Susan deCathelineau, vice president, global healthcare sales and services at Hyland, has more than 20 years of healthcare technology and operations leadership experience. She was once an OnBase user herself. In fact, while working at Allina Health, she was responsible for its successful enterprise-wide OnBase implementation, which included an integration with Epic electronic medical record initiative.

In her current role at Hyland, deCathelineau has built upon her experiences of essentially sitting in the same seats as our healthcare customers. With that knowledge, she’s developing and implementing a global strategic vision to ensure our healthcare solutions and services earn customer loyalty and deliver operational excellence.

Michelle Maly, vice president of healthcare development at Hyland, took a different path that lends well to her current role. She began her career here in 2001 as a software developer focused on building the OnBase web client. Advancing through various levels of leadership within the development department, she moved over to Hyland’s healthcare practice four years ago.

As part of her move to health IT and to expand her knowledge, Maly pursued an additional degree and graduated with honors in health information technology to compliment her computer engineering degree and development experience. In her current role, she leads Hyland’s product roadmap and strategy for our healthcare software solutions.

Another leader is Brenda Kirk. Kirk joined the Sales department in 2000. She was promoted to Director of Financial Services in 2002 and held that title until becoming VP of Sales, Americas, in 2005. Under Kirk’s sales leadership, Hyland’s total revenues increased more than 96 percent. In 2010, she took on the newly created VP of Strategy post to help drive the company’s long-term strategic vision and growth goals. She is now Hyland’s senior vice president, product and strategy.

In addition to executive leadership of Hyland’s Development, Quality Assurance, Technical Support, Global Cloud Services and special ops teams, Kirk also serves as chair of the board for the MetroHealth Foundation, helping advance the mission of one of the largest, most comprehensive public healthcare providers in Northeast Ohio.

So, how can the fellow aspiring #HealthITchicks make the most of #HIMSS17?

We welcome you to stop by Hyland’s booth #1379 during one of our daily happy hours to meet Susan deCathelineau, Michelle Maly and a slew of talented #WomenInHIT.

Laura Pegg

Laura Pegg

Laura M. Pegg is a public relations specialist at Hyland where she primarily supports healthcare, higher education and product. She has more than a decade of experience in public relations, corporate communications and public affairs. Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations with concentrations in history and political science from Kent State University. She currently resides in downtown Cleveland where she is active in the DCA City Advocates Program and pursues her passions in photography, travel and culinary exploration.

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