Karen Marie Wilding is serving a two-year term, beginning July 1, 2017, leading over 2000 members as the President of the Maryland Chapter of HIMSS. She has been an active member of the Chapter since 2011.
She is the corporate Senior Director of Quality & Value Based Care with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). She supports both the University of Maryland Quality Care Network (UMQCN) and UM Transform Health MD (Care Transformation Organization), within the organization’s clinically integrated network. Karen’s team provides state-wide support to clinicians and healthcare entities in the areas of quality, practice transformation, risk adjustment, health IT, data & analytics and federal policy/programs.
She was previously the Director of Operations for the Information & Technology Department at UMMS and has worked in Health IT for over ten years for both small and large organizations.
Karen’s professional focus is geared towards achieving and maintaining transformation in care delivery with an emphasis on data driven care and operations. Karen has held an adjunct faculty appointment with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in the Health Information Technology Program since 2010.
In fall 2017, she achieved board certification as a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). In spring 2018, she was inducted as a Fellow of the Health Information Management Systems Society (FHIMSS) for her continued leadership and dedication to the industry and community at large. She attended The George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Karen resides near Annapolis, Maryland with her husband and children.