Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
NAPW honors Lisa Welker as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Welker is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in project management. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.
“My career began as a secretary in the administrative offices of what is now the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC),” says Ms. Welker. “Working my way up the ladder, while simultaneously completing my college degree at night school, I learned a great deal about healthcare business needs, the impact of regulatory agencies and the reimbursement model.”
During her nearly 25 years of experience working in the healthcare industry, Ms. Welker has garnered a wealth of healthcare and IT industry knowledge. Her understanding of healthcare information technology (HIT) projects and their development cycles, as well as healthcare administration, enable her to expertly process consumer engagement and recognize the specific communication needs. In her role as Project Manager at UPMC, Ms. Welker plans, coordinates and executes project and communication plans for HIT projects.
Today, more than ever, healthcare and information technology are fast-moving, constantly evolving fields. A dedicated professional, Ms. Welker is excited by those changes and always strives to keep up with the latest innovations. “As the future of healthcare and information technology unfolds, I am eager to see how the industry will continue to respond to various pressures and innovate in exciting ways to continue to meet the needs of patients and their families,” she says.
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.