Terri H. Steinberg, M.D., MBA, Christiana Care’s chief health information officer and vice president of population health informatics, was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT in 2018 by Health Data Management (HDM), in the Hospital CIOs and IT Executives category.
The monthly journal has recognized Dr. Steinberg’s extraordinary contributions to the field of health information technology multiple times, including recognition last year as one of the 75 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare and the previous year as one of the Top 50 health care information technology experts.
An early adopter of medical informatics, Dr. Steinberg has worked in the field for 30 years. Her accomplishments include helping Christiana Care to earn a $10 million Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation grant for the “Bridging the Divides” program, which evolved into Carelink CareNow, Christiana Care’s Eisenberg-award-winning, data-driven care management program that improves the individual experience of care and population health outcomes, and reduces the cost of care by getting people the right level of care at the right time and in the right place.
She led the design of a massive population health effort that has overhauled treatment strategies for more than 20 chronic disease states.
Dr. Steinberg’s initiatives also include a multi-pronged strategy for establishing informatics organization in ambulatory care and integrating input from service line leaders into clinical informatics organization.
As a clinician and software developer, she has lectured extensively on methods to ensure successful technology adoption by physicians and nurses, on the positive impact of technology on safe medication practice, and on the use of technology to drive population health management.