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'You do have to work harder to prove yourself:' HSS CIO Jamie Nelson uses her voice to encourage women in tech

Becker's Hospital Review features a Q&A with Jamie Nelson, chief information officer and senior vice president at HSS.

Nelson explains how her role has evolved over the past 7+ years, with her focus shifting to digital which includes mobile consumer-facing apps, omnichannel communications and cloud applications.

She also discusses being a female in a male-dominated industry. "Nowadays, a female leader's voice is understood as being part of the diversity of thought that makes companies successful. The value that a female leader brings into a non-traditionally female world is now being recognized and actively sought out - at both leadership and board levels."

Nelson notes that she looks to her fellow healthcare CIOs for advice - as well as her direct reports. One good piece of advice she recently encountered was to 'take a back seat'. "Sometimes, especially when you're mentoring leaders, you have to let go to empower others," she says.

Read the full article at BeckersHospitalReview.com.