Miriam Paramore


Miriam Paramore is a seasoned executive with 30+ years of experience in healthcare and deep expertise in health information technology.  As the COO, she is responsible for day-to-day operations at Lucro, a marketplace that reinvents the connection between buyers and sellers in healthcare so that the industry can innovate faster.

She is a Senior Advisor at NueCura Partners, a Nashville-based angel investment company, she works the spectrum from deal sourcing (two of her deals funded in 2015) through diligence and operational management, helping entrepreneurs and investors with the goal of growing companies that can improve the U.S. healthcare system.  She is also an advisor to RxREVU, an early-stage prescription decision support company.

Previously, Paramore was Executive Vice President of Care Rx™ for PDX, focused on consumer-centric wellness and medical services delivered in a convenient, retail point-of-care setting.  During her prior tenure as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Product Management at Emdeon, she reported to the CEO and helped lead the company to $1.2 billion in revenues and an IPO.

Paramore is the author of the revenue cycle provisions of the Affordable Care Act that require healthcare insurers to pay healthcare providers via electronic funds transfer rather than via costly paper checks.  She is an author “Introduction to Healthcare Information Enabling Technologies” published by HIMSS.

She is the architect of The U.S. Healthcare Efficiency Index™, an industry forum for measuring the efficiency of healthcare business processes and is a national speaker. Paramore has served as an advisor to key Congressional committees and the Congressional Budget Office on HIT and healthcare administrative.

Paramore has held many Board positions including: CareSource Management Group, a Medicaid managed care organization, HIMSS, the Louisville Health Information Exchange, and the eHealth Advisory Committee for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  In addition, she is a member of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Fellows Program and a member of Deloitte’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Women to Watch.



Presentation Details

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Lessons Learned for Aspiring Female Executives

The health IT field has emerged as a distinct profession with meaningful and well-paying careers.  For women, achieving pay equity with their male counterparts and achieving positions at the highest levels in health organizations has proven difficult. This session hosts lessons learned, experiences, and counsel from female executives who have achieved much in the health IT field. What propelled these panelists to success – Ambition? Leadership?  Networking? Performance? Smarts?  How have these executives addressed personal, professional, and organizational challenges?  How can their success inspire others to excel not only in health IT, but other areas too?

Moderated by: Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, HIMSS Executive Vice President @CarlaMSmith


  • Dana Alexander, Divurgent @DanaN2Health
  • Diane M. Carr, MA, FHIMSS, Healthcare Executive and Educator
  • Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSS, Professor at San Diego State University
  • Miriam Paramore, FHIMSS, Lucro Marketplace @miriamparamore
  • Jennifer Dennard, Founder, #HealthITChicks

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss advancement strategies for female executives looking to excel in the health information technology field.
  • Evaluate different leadership styles of female executives and the impact they may have on their career path.
  • Discuss the impact that female executives can have an organization.