Cynthia-Davis-Iconic-Women-WinnerCIC Advisory Co-Founder Named 2013 “Entrepreneur Woman of the Year”

by St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
at the Iconic Women of St. Petersburg Annual Awards Ceremony

[St. Petersburg, Florida –May 3, 2013] ActionCOACH Tampa Bay announces its newest addition to their long list of award-winning clients from engagement in the ActionCOACH coaching system with the winning at last Thursday’s Iconic Women of St. Petersburg luncheon. Cynthia Davis was honored out of 134 nominations as a finalist and won the award for Entrepreneur Women of the Year with three other finalists in her category. The room was over sold with over 525 women leaders and men in the attendance including ActionCOACH business coaches Barb Kyes and Juliet Kyes along with her husband Wright Davis.

Cynthia Davis, RN, FACHE, co-founder and principal of CIC Advisory, a clinician-led healthcare informatics consulting firm that has tremendous growth and success in just a little over a year since the business’ conception.

Said Ms. Davis “I am deeply honored by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce for this award. I am surrounded by exceptional executives whose contributions to their professions, industries and the local economy cannot be praised enough. I look forward to learning more about their outstanding achievements and I thank the Chamber for this recognition.”

Ms. Davis founded CIC Advisory with Marcy Stoots to help hospitals use technology to provide more effective, efficient, and safer patient care. Both women are former critical care nurses with decades of experience leading fast-track clinical employee health records (EHR) projects. Together with a strong team of business consulting, financial and information technology professionals, CIC Advisory delivers solutions that result in high rates of physician and clinician satisfaction and adoption, coordinated care processes and improved clinical outcomes.

Ms. Davis gave thanks to “My team and all they do each day as well as the support of my dear husband, Wright Davis, for all of his support. And of course to my valued team member, my business coach, Ford Kyes, for helping me get this business off the ground, attract the talented team I have today and be my stable guidance as I spread my vision across the country.”

Ms. Davis is a true testament to what is possible for any woman in America to accomplish as she too began her medical career while still in high school, as a candy striper volunteer at a local hospital.

After completing nursing school, she worked for nearly a decade in intensive care, emergency department, and home health care settings. She attributes her early interest in the use of technology to improve care delivery to her experiences in a public general hospital, where she created a medical database that helped streamline the hospital check-in process for obstetric patients from 10 community clinics.

Since then, Ms. Davis has led numerous successful implementation, optimization, and customer support efforts for multimillion-dollar fast-track clinical transformation EHR projects in single and multi-facility organizations. Ms. Davis has also served as a chief information officer (CIO) for single and multi-facility health systems, is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and is a regular speaker before industry associations and educational institutions and at healthcare events across the country. She has been profiled in healthcare-industry publications such as HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights, and regularly serves as a subject matter expert for the media. Ms. Davis is the co-author of the book A Guide to EMR Adoption: Implementation Through Organizational Transformation, published by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

About CIC Advisory
CIC Advisory is a clinician-led healthcare informatics consulting firm specializing in analytics, implementation, optimization, strategic planning, executive coaching, meaningful use readiness and accountable care coordination. With a proven record of accomplishment of delivering high quality, measurable results, CIC Advisory helps organizations across the United States provide more effective, efficient and safer patient care. For more information, see

About ActionCOACH Tampa Bay
ActionCOACH is the world’s number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with
more than 1,000 offices in 50 countries. ActionCOACH Tampa Bay is the only ActionCOACH firm in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Both owners, Barb & Ford Kyes are committed to helping business owners and executives to achieve their highest potential in life and in business. For more information about the Tampa Bay Coaching team, please go to