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Leading Healthcare IT: HIMSS Book of the Year 2018

Tucson IT Director Honored with HIMSS Book of the Year Award

Leading Healthcare IT: Managing to Succeed, by Susan Snedaker, receives 2018 HIMSS Book of the Year Award

Tucson, Arizona (Feb. 12, 2018) – Focused on leadership and management in healthcare and health information technology, Leading Healthcare IT: Managing to Succeed, by Susan Snedaker, MBA, CISM, CPHIMS, CHCIO, received the 2018 HIMSS Book of the Year Award. The book presents a practical guide for developing passionate, engaged, and competent leaders to meet the demands of today’s healthcare IT environment.

Snedaker is an accomplished IT executive and author. She is the director of Infrastructure & Operations and Information Security Officer for Tucson Medical Center (TMC), where she oversees IT infrastructure and clinical engineering. Snedaker’s team has developed and deployed innovative technology solutions to meet the evolving needs of the organization. Her approach to cross-team collaboration, clinical engagement and technical innovation has created an IT environment that delivers exceptional results. A 600-bed community hospital in Southern Arizona, TMC is a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 hospital and has ranked as a Most Wired hospital every year since 2012.

“I’m extremely pleased to receive the HIMSS Book of the Year Award,” Snedaker said. “This book represents an amalgamation of what I’ve learned through both education and experience, as well as what I’ve gleaned from working with peers, colleagues and mentors. I wanted to create an approachable, user-friendly book - with clear, concise and actionable information - that could accelerate leadership development specifically for healthcare IT. To have this book selected as HIMSS Book of the Year is a great honor.”

“Susan Snedaker’s ‘Leading Healthcare IT: Managing to Succeed’ provides a concise roadmap for professionals who manage, direct or oversee healthcare information and technology. Her insights provide a valuable perspective for readers, and we congratulate her for this significant milestone as an author,” said Gus Venditto, Vice President, Content Development, HIMSS Media.

Snedaker will receive her award at the HIMSS18 Bookstore on Wednesday, March 7, during HIMSS18, from March 5-9, 2018 at the Venetian-Palazzo-Sands Expo Center. She also will be honored for her accomplishment at this year’s HIMSS Award Gala, on Thursday, March 8.

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