Patient Advocate of the Year
Pat Rioux
Pat Rioux has been a fierce advocate for patients – especially given her own healthcare journey. She brings this unique perspective to her work Health IT. More specifically, she has been a key member of the New England Chapter of HIMSS where she has done important work recruiting sponsors and ensuring the patient voice is represented.

This award recognizes the tireless efforts of an individual who is working to improve healthcare for patients. It is awarded to an individual that has raised awareness about the rights of patients, helped to make healthcare more patient-centered, brought the patient perspective to the design of IT solutions/healthcare workflows, or has directly improved the healthcare journey of a patient at the local, regional or national level.