Dr. Denise Hines
Denise W. Hines, DHA, PMP, FHIMSS
Chief Americas Officer, HIMSS 
CEO, eHealth Services Group
 
Dr. Denise Hines is an award-winning, nationally recognized expert in healthcare technology. Dr. Hines has more than two decades of healthcare experience in a variety of settings, including health systems, physician offices, home health, technology vendors, consulting, state government and revenue management.
 
Dr. Hines was named Chief Americas Officer for the Health Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in January, 2019. She has been a member of the HIMSS Board of Directors and is the Chair Emeritus for HIMSS North America Board of Directors. She is the past president of the HIMSS Georgia Chapter and was recognized as the 2012 HIMSS Chapter Leader of the Year, with GA HIMSS named the 2012 Chapter of the Year.

In 2011, Dr. Hines founded eHealth Services Group, a health technology consulting firm focused on leading healthcare delivery transformation through technology. The firm was engaged in 2013 to operate Georgia’s state-designated health information exchange, Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), with Dr. Hines providing insight and strategy as the non-profit’s Executive Director. eHealth Services Group has worked with companies such as Southern Regional Health System, AT&T, Morehouse School of Medicine - National Center for Primary Care, and the Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (GA-HITREC).
 
In 2017, she was recognized with the prestigious Women of the Year in Technology – Small Enterprise Award from Women in Technology (WIT). The Women in Technology Awards honor female leaders of Georgia-based science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) companies whose accomplishments have not only furthered their organizations and industries, but have also made a difference in their local communities.
 
Nationally recognized as an expert in state government in health information exchanges (HIEs), Dr. Hines has participated in hundreds of public speaking events locally and nationally, educating providers on the benefits of electronic health record (EHR) systems, health information technology adoption, and the overall national vision for an interconnected health system.
 
Dr. Hines has demonstrated extensive experience in the field of health IT. Dr. Hines was responsible for overseeing and managing the marketing and outreach recruitment of more than 5,200 healthcare providers and 56 critical access and rural hospitals, assisting these providers in meeting meaningful use requirements and qualifying for the CMS EHR incentive program. She participated on Georgia’s HIE Strategic and Operational Plan writing team and served as the co-chair of the HIE Governance Committee. She successfully launched Georgia’s first comprehensive health information transparency and HIE website. She served as the first Executive Director for the GA Health Information Technology Advisory Board and created Georgia’s two-, five-, and 10-year strategic plans for health information technology. She also created and implemented the Georgia HIE Grants Awards Program that awarded $1,800,000 in grants in the first and second years.
 
Dr. Hines holds her doctorate in healthcare administration where she focused her studies on the use of electronic personal health records and the impact on patient health. She also maintains certifications in project management, software development, and healthcare law. She is on the Board of Advisors for Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, as well as the Advisory Board for the College of Coastal Georgia.
 
Dr. Hines is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, and a resident of Fayetteville, Georgia. Her hobbies include watching movies, playing basketball, jogging, cooking, sewing, interior decorating, swimming, and spending time with her family. She is married to Wiley Earl Hines, Jr. and a mother of seven children: Crystal, Candice, Sydney, Quincy, Gabriel, Madison, and Wiley Earl Hines III (Trey). She is a member of Flat Rock AME Church where she serves as the President of the Voices of Inspiration Choir.
 

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