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HIT Like a Girl Pod: Empowering Women in Health IT

HIT Like a Girl Pod: Empowering Women in Health IT

Ready to break barriers and lead the future of health tech? Join host Joy Rios for insightful conversations with women leaders who are driving change at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Get in-depth interviews, engaging discussions on health IT (HIT) topics, and actionable advice to advance your career. Whether you're a new or established professional, HIT Like a Girl Pod empowers you to be informed, connected, and a leader in healthcare IT.

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Meet the Techquity Champions: 5 Inspiring Stories of Innovation

They're tackling some of healthcare's toughest challenges – from social determinants of health to communication barriers. In this exclusive 5-part podcast series, we celebrate the winners of the Techquity for Health Coalition Case Study Competition.

Get ready to be inspired and discover how technology is transforming lives.

Who We Are

Meet Our Hosts

Joy Rios

I'm a Health IT strategist and expert in value-based care, renowned for championing women in health IT and diversity, equity, and inclusion. I lead the HIT Like a Girl podcast and community, as well as Like a Girl Media agency, blending my passion for healthcare, technology, and amplifying women leaders through the art of podcasting. My work focuses on improving digital health literacy through engaging in meaningful conversations with thought leaders to drive change.

Guest Hosts

Each year, we carefully select aspiring thought leaders who are eager to explore different realms of health IT, advocacy, policy. Our platform becomes their stage, allowing them to take over and bring fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and engaging discussions to our dedicated audience. 

Most recently, Dana Trampas and Grace Vinton (pictured right) graced us as guest hosts.

Dana Trampas and Grace Vinton

Our Guest Hosting initiative has already kickstarted the journeys of several remarkable individuals:

  • Grace Vinton brewed engaging conversations in "HITea with Grace," where she has shined a light on patient and caregiver stories, as well as a special series to #FundLikeaGirl.
  • Dana Trampas led the 2023 Global Health Equity Week series, highlighting critical issues and fostering a dialogue on creating more equitable healthcare systems globally.
  • Kat McDavitt ignited the "Lady Boss Series," diving deep into the challenges and triumphs of women leaders in healthcare. She has since started a weekly Health Tech Talk Show.

Following their experiences on our platform, Kat and Grace have successfully launched their own podcast shows, and Dana continues to make significant strides with her digital storytelling.

Our Community

Recent Meetups

Connect and collaborate with fellow professionals in our exclusive Slack community for women in healthcare and health IT. Elevate your network in a space designed for meaningful exchanges and mutual empowerment.

Rule-Reading Book Club: Policy Insight and Impact
Join our Rule-Reading Book Club for a focused exploration of healthcare policy. Every other Monday at 12 pm PST, engage in expert-led discussions on HHS and ONC regulations, simplifying complex policies into actionable insights. No policy expertise required—just a desire to delve into the regulations shaping our industry.

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Recent Podcast Episodes

Techquity Series: Transforming Communities Through Data-Driven Efforts
May 24, 202400:42:41

Techquity Series: Transforming Communities Through Data-Driven Efforts

In the final episode of the Techquity Series, Luis Belen and Tracy Wang delve into th...

Techquity Series: Voices Unleashed
May 23, 202400:32:29

Techquity Series: Voices Unleashed

In the fourth episode of the Techquity series on the HIT Like a Girl podcast, guest h...

Techquity Series: Cultural Perspectives in Health Tech
May 22, 202400:49:09

Techquity Series: Cultural Perspectives in Health Tech

In the third installment of the Techquity Series, HIT Like a Girl podcast, Chrissy Ku...

Techquity Series: Transforming Healthcare for Rural and Indigenous Communities
May 21, 202400:28:43

Techquity Series: Transforming Healthcare for Rural and Indigenous Communities

In the second installment of the Techquity series, Jay Calhoun from the Intertribal H...

Techquity Series: Tackling Breast Cancer Disparities with Digital Health
May 20, 202400:44:17

Techquity Series: Tackling Breast Cancer Disparities with Digital Health

In the inaugural episode of the Hit Like a Girl podcast's Techquity series, host Joy ...

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HITLAG Book Club Book Report: “Legacy” by Uché Blackstock, MD

HITLAG Book Club Book Report: “Legacy” by Uché Blackstock, MD

Recently, the HITLAG book club explored ' Legacy ' by Dr. Blackstock, delving into the history of racism in U.S. medicine, centered on Blac...

Win Taylor Swift Concert Tickets with "Thrive Like a Girl" Contest!

Win Taylor Swift Concert Tickets with "Thrive Like a Girl" Contest!

At Like a Girl Media, we're excited to announce the Thrive Like a Girl Contest! Join us in celebrating the remarkable contributions of wome...

Tall Poppy Syndrome: The Struggles and Triumphs for Women in Health IT

Tall Poppy Syndrome: The Struggles and Triumphs for Women in Health IT

Explore the impact of Tall Poppy Syndrome on women in healthcare IT, uncovering the challenges and strategies to overcome this cultural phe...

Celebrating Innovation with SHI at VIVE 24

Celebrating Innovation with SHI at VIVE 24

Healthcare innovation comes and goes; finding a brand that understands the intricacies of digital transformation and possesses the capacity...

Mitigating Gender Bias in Medical Decision-Making: A Call for Diverse Leadership and Collaborative Innovation

Mitigating Gender Bias in Medical Decision-Making: A Call for Diverse Leadership and Collaborative Innovation

As the quest for equity and precision in healthcare continues, one pervasive challenge remains at the forefront: gender bias in medical dec...

Reflections from the ONC Annual Meeting

Reflections from the ONC Annual Meeting

Explore key insights from the ONC Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. with HIT Like a Girl. Discover how women in healthcare technology are l...

HIT Like a Girl Podcast: A Year in Review 🎙️🌟

HIT Like a Girl Podcast: A Year in Review 🎙️🌟

As we bid farewell to another incredible year, the HIT Like a Girl Podcast team is thrilled to share the highlights and achievements that m...

Never Forget the Nurses! And Other Best Practices for AI Adoption in Healthcare

Never Forget the Nurses! And Other Best Practices for AI Adoption in Healthcare

December was an action-packed month for the advancement of AI and ML in healthcare. From White House announcements to industry events and e...

Story Time:  A Birthday Surprise that Launched My Podcasting Journey

Story Time: A Birthday Surprise that Launched My Podcasting Journey

Here’s the real story of how I started podcasting. The truth is, it was gifted to me.

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What Our Listeners Say

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High tea with Grace

Absolutely loved it and gave me so much confidence 5 star

Apple Podcasts
Fascinating topics and authentic conversations

I’m a new listener snd have been enjoying listening to past episodes. The topics are fascinating and Joy has a wonderful and authentic way of relating to her guests and bringing more (desperately needed) empathy to the health care world. Highly recommended!

Apple Podcasts
Appealing for non-techie or healthcare pros!

The "HIT Like a Girl" podcast has been a delightful discovery for someone not intimately associated with the world of healthcare or technology (I'm not a techie or healthcare pro!). I love that it appeals to a broad audience. Its capacity to transform intricate topics into compelling narratives, along with its celebrat...

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Apple Podcasts
Thought provoking & inspiring!

I’m a big fan of HIT Like A Girl Pod. The podcast episodes highlight the insights and perspectives of women from throughout healthcare. I love the diversity and authenticity of the conversations—and the opportunity to learn while being entertained! I’m extra excited to hear more from the newest host, Dana Trampas!

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