The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT for 2019—CIOs and IT execs – Health Data Management

Title: Vice President, Information and Technology Innovation

Organization: HCA, West Florida Division

Years in HIT: 30

Previous Positions: IT Division Director, HCA; IT Director, HCA Regional Medical Center, Hudson, Fla.; Director of IT, Lenox Hill Hospital; Consultant, E.C. Murphy, Yuhasz Consulting.

Significant Achievements: Coming in as the IT director of one HCA facility in 1996, she now has executive IT responsibilities for 16 hospitals in HCA’s West Florida division.

Impact on HIT: McFarland has led the organizations in her division to implement electronic health records, while managing a wide range of other tasks for HCA’s West Florida Division. She also is involved in a number of professional associations, particularly CHIME and HIMSS.