Theresa Meadows Receives 2019 Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership
By Candace Stuart, Director, Communications & Public Relations
Theresa Meadows, senior vice president and CIO at Cook Children’s Health Care System and co-chair of an influential federal cybersecurity task force, was named winner of the 2019 Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership on Sept. 26. The award is given annually to a CHIME member who has demonstrated leadership in educating Congress and administration officials at the federal level about the value of health IT and its role in patient care.
Meadows is a former CHIME Board of Trustees member, co-chair of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Healthcare Cybersecurity Task Force, vice chair of the Sector Coordinating Council Cybersecurity Working Group and a member of the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Overseers. Under her leadership, the task force researched and made recommendations for improving the healthcare sector’s cybersecurity, which were then published in a 2017 report. As vice chair of the working group, she is leading efforts to provide resources that allow organizations to carry out those recommendations.
The 2019 Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership was announced in conjunction with National Health IT Week and will be presented during the 2019 CHIME Fall CIO Forum, which will take place Nov. 3-6 in Phoenix. Read CHIME’s announcement here.