Helen Figge, BS, Pharm.D. MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and Lean Sensei
Helen is a passionate healthcare innovator and futurist with expertise supporting c suite executives and peers, ensuring team unity. She excels in strategic global governance programs, building collaborations and client loyalty, and formulating global best practice solution portfolios.
Helen has served in three Fortune companies and with non-profit organizations with exponential authority; she has successfully consulted and guided several start-up health IT entities. She has achieved HIMSS fellow and HIMSS certification status and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Sensei. She has served on several national committees and Boards for the past several years, including HIMSS, CHIME, Health 2.0, The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation, WEDI, SUNY’s Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, the School of Public Health, and NAHDO.
Helen serves in several senior advisory roles: Albany College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences (President’s Advisory Council); National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (Senior Advisor); HIMSS, NY State (Board Member, past Secretary and several Committee positions); Health 2.0 (Chair, Innovation Committee, past.
Chair, Chapter); I AM B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. (Board Member – an award-winning program dedicated to building leadership capability in girls of all ages); MCPHS University (Executive in Residence); NAHDO (National Association of Health Data Organizations) (Board Member) to name a few.
Helen’s career awards include Becker’s “Women to Watch in HIT 2020” and “70 Women Leaders in HIT to Know, 2020”; Health 2.0 “Ten Year Industry Leader”; Health Data Management (2016, 2017, 2018,2019) “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT”; Becker’s prestigious “Women to Know in Healthcare IT” (2018, 2019); HIMSS NYS Chapter Women Health IT Mentor Award and HIMSS NYS Chapter Service Award; AmerisourceBergen’s President’s Club for Outstanding Performance. She publishes, lectures, and regularly presents healthcare technology. She holds academic appointments, has a Baccalaureate in Science, a Doctorate of Pharmacy, a Healthcare Administration MBA, and completed a drug information research fellowship.
Helen is a career mentor and passionate about supporting the environment. She volunteers for the Alzheimer Association; various community programs servicing seniors and youth and guides several start-up companies interested in positioning technologies in healthcare. Helen is Chief Strategy Officer, MedicaSoft based, in Arlington, Va., and serves as Executive in Residence, School of Healthcare Business, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University, Boston, MA.