Innovative Models of Interoperability between Acute Care and Care in the Community, Home and Long-term Care
View this webinar, organized by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine that was held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023
The purpose of this webinar is to describe innovative models, resources for research, and case studies of interoperability between acute care and care in the community including the home and long-term care.
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8:00-8:45 Welcome / Introductions
- Glen Campbell, Chairman of FNLM
- Barbara Redman, President of FNLM
- Kathleen McCormick, FNLM Education Committee
- Chris Shaffer, MS. University Librarian & Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Information Management. University of California
8:45-9:30 Session 1: Keynote – The need for Interoperability
Moderator: Suzanne Bakken, PhD, MS, BSM FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI
- Deborah K. Mayer, PhD. RN, AOCN, FAAN
9:30-11:00 Session 2: What is Interoperability, the Challenges, and a Focus on Long-term Care
Moderator: Susan Hull, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FAMIA
- Whende Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS
- Kelly Aldrich, DNP, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN
- Greg Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
- Liz Palena-Hall, MIS, MBA, RN
11:00-12:00 Session 3: Innovative models in EHR and Telehealth
Moderator: Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
- Dixie Baker, PhD
- Nancy Beale, PhD, RN, NI-BC, FAMIA
12:30-1:30 Session 4: Virtual Nursing and Nurse Navigators as Innovative Models
Moderator: Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAMIA, FHIMSS, FAAN
- Murielle Beene, DNP, MBA, MPH, MS, RN-BC, PMP, FAAN
1:30-3:00 Session 5: Health Information Exchanges (HIE) and NeLL as Innovative Models for Research
Moderator: Mary Etta Mills, ScD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
- Eun Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
- Chris Chute, MD, DrPH, MPH
- Jaime Bland, DNP, RN
- Roy Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, FACMI
3:00-4:00 Session 6: Using Standard Nursing Terminology as Innovative Models Internationally
Moderator: Mary Ann Lavin,DSC, RN, ANP-BC (Retired), FNI, FAAN
- Frances Wong, PhD, MA, BSN
- Friso Raemaekers, B Health, RN, CEN, FNI
4:00-4:30 Session 7: Synergizing HL7® FHIR® with Standardized Nursing Terminology for Increased Precision
Moderator: Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, PHP
- Laura Heermann Langford, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FHL7
- Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
4:30-5:00 Session 8: Summary of the Day
- Laura Heermann Langford, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FHL7
- Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP
Kelly Malapanes Aldrich, DNP, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN
Dr. Kelly Aldrich, DNP, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN, is a Professor of Nursing and Director of Innovation at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, holding a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. With over 40 years of healthcare experience, she is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nurses and HIMSS, and a Board-Certified Informatics Nurse Specialist. Dr. Aldrich excels in innovation connecting clinical practice and technology, focusing on optimizing patient care environments while lessening caregiver burden. Passionately dedicated to addressing healthcare teams’ interoperability challenges through an informatics lens, Dr. Aldrich advocates for eradicating workarounds as Never Events. Informed by her extensive bedside experience in critical care, her informatics projects have proven to significantly enhance care team workflows, making a substantial impact in healthcare systems globally. Dr. Aldrich’s publications center on nursing documentation standards, clinical interoperability of unique nurse identifier, her model of Blending Education Leadership and Technology (BELT), and recent collaboration with the CDC on Healthcare Trust Data Platforms. She actively contributes to HHS/ONC task forces, standards, and industry advisory councils, prioritizing frontline clinicians and the integration of cutting-edge technologies. In her current role, she leads the integration of prescribing technology with immersive virtual reality technology and interactive artificial intelligence educational models, creating mindful experiences for nurses. She earned her Master of Science in Healthcare Systems Leadership and Nursing Informatics and Doctor of Nursing from the University of South Florida.
Gregory Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
Dr. Gregory Alexander has a broad background in human factors, informatics, gerontology, patient safety and quality measures. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, American College of Medical Informatics, and International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. He is currently completing a second national study assessing the impact of information system maturity on nursing home quality measurements. Dr. Alexander recently served on the national advisory council for AHRQ. He is the author of the first book for information technology implementation in long term care titled: An Introduction to Clinical Health Information Technology for Long Term/Post-Acute Care Healthcare, 2018.
Dixie Baker, PhD.
Dr. Dixie Baker is a Senior Partner at healthcare consulting firm Martin, Blanck and Associates, and a founding partner of a revolutionary start-up called Vital eCareTM. For 16 years, she was a Technical Fellow, and served as Chief Technology Officer of the health and biomedical science business at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Around the turn of the century, Dr. Baker and Dr. Dan Masys from the University of California, San Diego were co-principal-investigators on a revolutionary research project, funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), that demonstrated the technical feasibility of enabling patients to safely and securely access their medical records over the Internet. Dr. Baker currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Biomedical Engineering Department at University of Southern California. She previously served on the HL7 Advisory Council; the SAB of the European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA); as workstream chair for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health; and as Committee Chair for the International Rare Disease Research Consortium.
In 2017, Health Data Management recognized Dr. Baker’s thought leadership by naming her one of the “Most Powerful Women in Health Information Technology.” She is a Technical Fellow the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI
Suzanne is the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Bakken has published widely on the topic of concept-oriented reference terminologies for nursing and co-led the team that developed the ISO Standard for Reference Terminologies for Nursing Diagnoses and Nursing Interventions. She is the recipient of the Virginia K. Saba Award from the American Medical Informatics Association and received the Virginia Saba Nursing Informatics Excellence Award from Sigma Theta Tau in 2021.
Andrew Balas, MD, PhD
Dr. Balas is Full Professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Masters of Public Health, and the Graduate School at Augusta University in Alabama. His expertise includes policy development to facilitate innovative biomedical research responsive to societal needs and application of advanced digital technologies for transferring research to practice.
Nancy J Beale PhD, RN-BC
A healthcare professional for more than 38 years, Dr. Beale’s experience spans clinical care, operations, vendor, consulting, and IT operations. Nancy was recognized as the 2019 HIMSS ANI Nursing Informatics Leader of the Year. Nancy currently serves as the President of Telemetrix and Affiliates. Her past executive experience includes leading clinical systems and integration for a large academic health system achieving HIMSS-6, HIMSS-7, HIMSS-Davies Award, and several innovation partnerships. Her work has included the development of an offshore partnership and leadership for the clinical systems implementation of a digital hospital in Manhattan. Nancy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, focused on clinical technology adoption with a minor in human factors and design thinking. She received her master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis in Health Systems and Healthcare Informatics and is also board certified in nursing informatics. Nancy is co-chair of the Alliance of Nursing Informatics (ANI) and a past co-chair for the Midwest Nursing Research Society-Health Systems, Policy & Informatics research interest group. Dr. Beale is a member of the IHE Board of Directors, the National Burden Reduction Collaborative, and the Nursing Knowledge Big Data workgroup . Dr. Beale previously served as the policy co-coordinator for the ANI and is a past chair of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics committee. She has also previously served in leadership roles in the Wisconsin Region of AWHONN. Nancy holds professional memberships in AONL, ACHE, AMIA, ANA, ANIA, AWHONN, HIMSS, MNRS, and Sigma Theta Tau. Her work has included partnerships with IT, vendors, and clinicians guiding systems strategy and clinical transformation as well as collaborative oversight and integration with revenue cycle systems and operations. Her blend of experience has provided a rich background as an executive in healthcare IT.
Murielle Beene, D.N.P., M.B.A., M.P.H., M.S., R.N.-B.C., P.M.P., F.A.A.N
Dr. Murielle Beene is senior vice president and chief health informatics officer at Trinity Health. She is responsible for strategic and visionary leadership in communicating complex trends to influence change to improve the impact of informatics on the systems of care. She also advances the activities of health informatics and analytics in support efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare operations with the primary goal of advancing evidence-based health practice through data, information and dissemination of knowledge and wisdom.
Dr. Beene has over 20 years of health informatics and analytics experience in various positions. Previously, she served as chief nursing informatics officer for Trinity Health. She also spent 10 years serving as chief nursing informatics officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Beene also held health informatics positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Matria Healthcare and Adventist Health.
Dr. Beene holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a concentration in Health Information Systems and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She also holds a Master of Nursing Informatics degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Walden University. In addition, Beene holds certifications in Project Management from the Project Management Institute (PMP), Nursing Informatics from American Nursing Credentialing Center (RN-BC) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).
Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAMIA, FHIMSS, FAAN
Carol J. Bickford is a senior policy advisor in the Department of Nursing Practice and Work Environment at the American Nurses Association. Her current work portfolio includes content oversight of ANA’s scope and standards of practice and operations for the specialty nursing recognition, scope and standards review, and affirmation of competencies programs. Dr. Bickford most recently coordinated the volunteer workgroup efforts completing the review and revision of the 2022 Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice, Third Edition.
Jaime Bland, DNP, RN
Jaime Bland, DNP, RN, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the regional health data utility (HDU) CyncHealth. Since being appointed CEO in 2018, Dr. Bland has piloted CyncHealth’s strategic growth beyond the established health information exchange and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Nebraska to include four new entities – CyncHealth Advisors, the CyncHealth Foundation, the Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative and CyncHealth Iowa. Dr. Bland serves as an influential and impactful board member for each of these entities as well as a number of regional and national organizations guiding the expansion, use and accessibility of health data.
Prior to CyncHealth, Dr. Bland has held leadership positions in regional, national, and international markets within the public and private sectors. Dr. Bland has extensive experience in establishing and leading care management, population health, and clinical quality initiatives. She holds advanced degrees in informatics and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Public Health-Global Health Nursing from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
Glen is the Chair of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM). Formerly Director, British Medical Journal, Americas Managing Director, Executive VP Elsevier for Global Medical Research responsible for global health sciences journals (medicine surgery, nursing, health professions, veterinary and animal sciences), which includes 450+ society and proprietary titles including the Lancet group. Prior to that Glen was a publisher and editor for Elsevier.
Whende M. Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS
Whende Carroll has served in nursing informatics and clinical technologies optimization leadership roles at KenSci, Inc., an AI solutions startup for providers and health plans, and Contigo Health/Premier Inc. She is currently the Clinical Informatics Advisor at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Ms. Carroll is the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Policy and Advocacy workgroup co-chair, a member of the American Nurses Association Innovation Advisory Committee for artificial intelligence, augmented intelligence, and data science, and a past North America HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee member. She has authored and collaborated on numerous publications about nursing informatics, artificial intelligence and nursing, and the essentialness and future of the Unique Nurse Identifier. Whende is the Founder of Nurse Evolution, a healthcare technology information hub established to educate nurses about using emerging technologies, advanced data analytics, and innovation strategies. Ms. Carroll co-authored and edited the 2020 American Journal of Nursing book-of-the-year award-winning text Emerging Technologies for Nurses–Implications for Practice. She is currently a Senior Editor at the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), for which she regularly writes about big data-enabled nursing technologies
Christopher Chute, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Dr. Chute is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics, Chief Research Information Officer, Head of the Section of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, all at Johns Hopkins. His career has focused on how we can represent clinical information to support analyses and inferencing, including comparative effectiveness analyses, decision support, best evidence discovery, and translational research. He has had a deep interest in semantic consistency, harmonized information models, and ontology. His current research focuses on translating basic science information to clinical practice, and how we classify dysfunctional phenotypes (disease). He has been PI on a large portfolio of research and has been active on many health information technology standards efforts and chaired the World Health Organization (WHO) ICD-11 Revision. He has also led the governance and regulatory oversight as IRB PI of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C).
Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP
In 2020, Dean Delaney was recognized as a Twin Cities Business 2020 Notable Heroes in Health Care. Dean Delaney co-chairs the steering committee for ten academic practice partnership collaboratories – MHealth/Fairview, Children’s Minnesota, Essentia Health, Faith Community Nurse Network, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, PrairieCare, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Hospital Association, Allina Health, and Hennepin County Medical Center. Along with these individual collaboratories, Dean Delaney is a co-director of the Center for Nursing Equity and Excellence (CNEE). CNEE is addressing the needs of Minnesota’s nursing workforce and is the representative to the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, benefitting from collaboration with 41 other state centers. She also currently serves on the boards of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute, Children’s HeartLink, and Fraser. Informatics plays a role in all of these initiatives.
Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, FAAN
Jane Englebright is the recently retired Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Vice President for HCA Healthcare. In that role, she lead 98,000 nurses across 184 hospitals and 140 ambulatory surgical centers in the United States and the United Kingdom. For 30 years Dr. Englebright advanced clinical nursing practice at HCA Healthcare and beyond through her unique leadership approach that combines knowledge of technological solutions, nursing theories and research with change management strategies. She has initiated numerous knowledge-driven initiatives which have advanced patient safety and clinical improvements, including barcode enabled safety technologies and electronic documentation using a standard taxonomy to generate a data warehouse and performance management tools to guide evidence-based practice.
Dr. Englebright is nationally and internationally known for her executive leadership knowledge with numerous presentations at national conferences, publications, and invitations to serve on national and international committees that address patient safety and other leadership issues. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Joint Commission and is the past chair of the Informatics Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nursing.
Laura Heermann Langford, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FH7
Dr. Heermann Langford, PhD, RN FAMIA, FHL7 is Chief Operating Officer for Logica Health. Dr. Heermann Langford has a clinical background of nursing in adult emergency care and pediatric intensive care units and burn care. Her informatics work has focused on clinical decision support and workflow, clinical engagement, standards development, and interoperability. She is a co-chair of the HL7 Emergency Care Workgroup (ECWG), HL7 Healthcare Clinical Interoperability Council Working Group (CIC), and the HL7 Patient Care Workgroup (PCWG) where she co-leads the HL7 PCWG Care Plan Initiative and is a founding member of the leadership of Clinicians on FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources). These roles at HL7 allow her to have a tight connection between clinical domains and the application of HL7 standards, specifically FHIR in clinical application development and implementation.
Susan C. Hull, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FAMIA
Susan Hull is a board-certified nurse executive and informaticist passionate about transforming health through co-production and community. Her leadership and policy experience builds on participation in the healthy community and learning health systems movements, spanning diverse roles including nursing and health system executive, healthy community partnership and community health information network executive, chief nursing and chief health informatics officer, and international consulting with Elsevier and Gartner.
Susan currently serves as a Principal in MITRE’s Health Innovation Center, leading efforts to support HHS ASPE’s next decade’s strategic plan for the Office of the Secretary Patient Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund, and social determinants of health interoperability for the CMS Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics, and the implementation of A National Strategy for Digital Health, a MITRE-developed framework outline a set of national priorities to realize a vision of improved health and well-being of the nation, powered by a digital health ecosystem.
Susan is a Fellow with AMIA and serves on the Board of Directors, Public Policy committee, chairing the 2017 AMIA Policy Invitational, and co-chairs the Alliance for Nursing Informatics. Susan was the 2017 recipient of the Don Eugene Detmer AMIA Leadership Award for Health Policy Contribution in Informatics.
Rosemary Kennedy, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN
Rosemary Kennedy is Connect America’s Chief Health Informatics Officer, where she leads the development of analytics to assess the impact of health information technology on outcomes. Her career has focused on developing, implementing, and value creation of digital technology, workflows, algorithms, and population analytics. In addition, her background includes the integration of structured nursing terminologies within electronic health records, the development of electronic quality measures, and methodologies for measuring technology return on investment. Previously Rosemary led the development of body-worn sensors, including leading clinical trials and FDA submissions. Rosemary is widely presented and published in informatics and health information technology. She is also the recipient of multiple industry awards, including the Modern Healthcare “Top 25 Women in Healthcare Award,” the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) “Nursing Informatics Award.” She is a Fellow with the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and elected Chair of the Informatics Expert Panel.
Mary Ann Lavin, DSC, RN, ANP-BC (Retired), FNI, FAAN
Mary Ann Lavin is a Saint Louis University associate professor emerita. She co-coordinated the 1973 First National Conference on the Classification of Nursing Diagnoses with Kris Gebbie. This conference birthed NANDA, now NANDA-International. She later served as a NANDA Board Member and President. She attributes NANDA’s sustainability to Alinsky’s community development model, also used in the creation of two long-term healthcare facilities: A TB clinic in La Paz, Bolivia that endured 43 years until the government set up community TB clinics, nationally; and, a 1996 HRSA-funded rural health outreach demonstration project, now a FQHC (Great Mines), serving one urban and seven rural counties in Missouri. Mary Ann taught summer clinical/informatics sessions at the Schools of Nursing at the Pontifical University of the University of Quito, Ecuador and at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon and presented at conferences internationally. Her commitments today are: Clinical and informatics interfaces; interoperability of nursing classification systems; multidimensional knowledge representation and algorithm development; generative AI-clinical nurse specialization; and identification of false dilemmas/dichotomies in SNL development. Her education includes a BSN, MSN, and ANP certificate from Saint Louis University (’64, ’70, ’96) and SM and SD degrees from Harvard School of Public Health (’74, ’78).
Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Dr. Karen Dunn Lopez is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing and Director of the Center for Nursing Classification and Clinical Effectiveness. Her research overcomes two major challenges associated with use of health information technologies: leveraging complex health record data generated by nurses to improve health decision making and poor usability that drives excess clinician burden. Her research uses a wide variety of methods and often includes standardized nursing classifications.
Dr. Dunn Lopez’s research established a link between computerized decision support for hospital bedside nurses and improved patient outcomes, fueling the rationale for increased innovation in technologies that support nurses’ decision making. Her NINR funded work is advancing the field of decision support by designing and testing technology to improve accuracy and efficiency of decision making by tailoring technology formats for individual nurses. She also conducted one of the longest studies of electronic health record implementation that provided the evidence that nurses and physicians experience increased burden due to poor electronic health record usability which persisted even after two years following implementation.
Dr. Dunn Lopez is also a nationally recognized leader in informatics, currently serving as Chair of the American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Working Group, an Editorial Board member of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association-Open, a Governing Director for the Alliance for Nursing Informatics and was previously on the Board of Directors of Xcertia,a Health Information and Management Systems Society sponsored non-profit that developed national guidelines for safe and effective use of mHealth apps.
Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN is Francis Hill Fox Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina School of Nursing Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Chapel Hill, NC
Faculty Fellow and M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, Villanova University
Dr.Mayer is an advanced practice oncology nurse who has over 45 years of cancer nursing practice, education, research, and management experience. She earned a PhD from the University of Utah, her MSN from Yale University, her BSN from Excelsior College, her Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Maryland, and her diploma from Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing.
Dr. Mayer is past president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), was a member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board (a Presidential appointment) and Board of Scientific Advisors. Dr. Mayer was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is active in ONS and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and is a Past Chair of the ASCO Survivorship Committee. She served as the Editor for the ONS’ Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) from 2007-2015 and has published over 200 articles, book chapters and editorials on cancer related issues. She was awarded the ONS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. In 2016, was appointed as the only nurse to Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel. She became the Interim Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at NCI from 2018-2020. In 2021, she was awarded the prestigious Ellen L. Stovall Award from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. In 2023, she was the first nurse to receive the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Joseph Simone Quality Cancer Care Award.
At UNC School of Nursing, she was the coordinator for the oncology focus of the adult and gerotonology nurse practitioner program. Her program of research focuses on the issues facing cancer survivors and improving cancer care. She was the Director of Cancer Survivorship at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a nurse who worked on the “frontline” with cancer survivors, and as a cancer survivor herself, she brings a unique perspective to her clinical, research and health policy collaborations with the cancer community. As of 2021, she is the Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the School of Nursing and currently serves as a Faculty Fellow at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University.
Kathleen McCormick, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FHIMSS
Kathleen A. McCormick, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FHIMSS is a leader and pioneer in Nursing Informatics nationally and internationally. In addition to three Fellowships, she is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (former IOM). She received the Sigma Theta Tau’s Virginia K Saba Leadership in Informatics Award in 2013. She received the Friends of the National Library of Medicine’s (FNLM) Nursing Informatics Award in 2015, and the Vision Award in 2001 from Systems Research & Applications Corporation (SRA) for her business development in genomics and bioinformatics. She also received an honorary law degree from Barry University in December 1998. In 1998, Dr. McCormick retired as a Captain (06) from the United States Public Health Service after 30-years. She began her business career with SRA.com and developed their Genomics, Bioinformatics and Life Sciences Solutions program. In 2004, Kathleen became a Chief Scientist/VP at SAIC and in 2009 she joined SAIC-Frederick (now Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.) as Senior Principal Scientist/VP. In 2015, she established SciMind, LLC and has published and consulted on translating genomics and pharmacogenomics to nursing process documentation. She has co-authored with Dr. Virginia Saba, the award winning book, Essentials of Nursing Informatics, now in its 7th ed. (2021). She is also the author of Healthcare Information Technology: Exam Guide for CompTIA and Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications and a second edition entitled Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CHTS and CAHIMS Certification (2018) with Drs. Brian Gugerty, and John E. Mattison.
Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FNAP, FAAN
Karen Monsen is professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing where she served as faculty in the Institute for Health Informatics, Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Department of Computer Science and Engineering Data Science Program. She received her PhD and MS from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and bachelor’s degrees in nursing (Creighton University) and biology (Luther College). She developed and led the Omaha System Partnership practice-based research network within the UMN Center for Nursing Informatics in which researchers, clinicians, educators, and industry partners work together to answer clinical questions, advance health care quality, and improve population health. She is an internationally known informatician and healthcare quality researcher whose expertise in standardization and methodological development for reuse of data advanced knowledge discovery in intervention effectiveness, quality improvement, and program evaluation. She has served as an advisor to providers and systems as well as universities, faculty, and students widely in the U.S. and on every continent except Antarctica. In 2021, she received the Virginia K. Saba Award from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Dr. Nam is Professor and Associate Dean of the PhD Program. Dr. Nahm’s research focuses on the use of digital health interventions to engage older patients and their caregivers, and community-dwelling older adults in their care and to promote the management of chronic conditions. She is a recipient of multiple grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Recently, she completed an R21 study, “A Theory-Based Patient Portal eLearning Program for Older Adults with Chronic Illnesses,” funded by the AHRQ. Currently, Dr. Nahm is leading a 5-year implementation grant project, “Care Coordination Education-to-Practice Scale-Up Implementation” (07/2020-06/2025), funded by the Nurse Support Program II. She also serves as an Associate Director for the Informatics Core of the UMB ICTR/CTSA. She has published more than 75 peer-reviewed journal articles and five book chapters in the field. Dr. Nahm has given numerous presentations at regional, national and international scientific conferences and serves as a reviewer for grant study sections and journals. Dr. Nahm teaches graduate-level nursing informatics courses and doctoral-level research courses. She has mentored numerous graduate and doctoral students, as well as junior faculty members.
Elizabeth (Liz) Palena Hall, MIS, MBA, RN
Liz Palena Hall, MIS, MBA, RN is the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Interoperability Lead in the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics (OBRHI) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) which is focused on reducing administrative burden and advancing interoperability and national standards. Previously, Liz was the Interoperability Systems Branch Chief at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) leading health IT policy implementation through efforts such as the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) and various social determinants of health projects. Prior to that, Liz served as the LTPAC Coordinator at ONC promoting interoperability across the care continuum, including improvements in transitions in care, care coordination and patient engagement. Liz’s career in healthcare and information technology extends over 25 years and includes work in a variety of healthcare and academic settings as a registered nurse, clinical informaticist, and educator.
Friso Raemaekers, (B Health, RN, CEN, FNI) is a dedicated and highly qualified Bachelor of Health Care and Registered Nurse, specialized in Emergency Nursing. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to improving healthcare, Friso serves as a Nursing Policy Officer at HMC (Haaglanden Medical Centre) in the Netherlands.
Friso is an intrapreneur in the field of healthcare, constantly seeking innovative solutions to enhance patient care and support healthcare professionals. With a deep understanding of the importance of data in healthcare, he is a Fellow of NANDA International and a staunch advocate for the incorporation of standardized nursing languages in Electronic Health Records (EHRs). His vision is to integrate patient-centric nursing data seamlessly with traditional medical and administrative data, thereby providing a holistic view of patient care and influencing strategic decisions.
Through his efforts, Friso is pioneering the aggregation of nursing data and nursing mappings, enriching clinical data sets to complement existing administrative data. His work underscores his unwavering commitment to advancing healthcare, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care while supporting the professional growth of healthcare providers.
Chris Reddall, BA
Director, Cypher Media, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom. Chris holds a director role, which covers a range of creative corporate communication projects across the company’s service offerings. The role involves a mixture of video production (editing, directing and producing), event management and e-media (web design, development and social media)
Chris has worked closely with a number of high-end clients within the Financial Services sector and Pharmaceutical industry, as well as several global businesses ranging from carpet manufactures and thread/needlecraft producers to oil companies and car manufacturers.
Barbara Redman, PhD, RN, MBE, FAAN
Barbara K. Redman, RN, PhD, MBE, FAAN is Associate, Division of Medical Ethics, New York University School of Medicine and Courtesy Appointed Professor, NYU School of Nursing where her focus is on research integrity and on chronic disease ethics. She currently also serves as Senior Fellow of Ge2P2Global, a global consulting firm.
Dr. Redman has held academic appointments/deanships at: University of Washington, University of Minnesota, University of Colorado, Johns Hopkins University, University of Connecticut, and Wayne State University. She has had fellowships at: VA Central Office (health policy and management of large health care systems), and in bioethics at Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. Dr. Redman holds honorary doctorates from Georgetown University and from the University of Colorado.
Jeffrey S. Reznick, Ph., MA
Dr. Resnick is the Library Liaison to the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM). He is an award-winning historian and leader of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine, which he joined in November 2009. He maintains a diverse, interdisciplinary, and highly collaborative historical research portfolio supported by the library and based on its diverse collections and associated programs.
Christopher Schaffer, MS
Chris Shaffer joined UCSF as University Librarian, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Information Management, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, in August 2017. Previously, he was a University Librarian and Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for nine years. He has helped plan interprofessional education initiatives and worked with research offices and Clinical and Translational Science Award centers to develop new library services for researchers. At OHSU, he worked with Dr. Melissa Haendel to found the Ontology Development Group. A leader in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, Chris was a champion for the library consortium’s migration to a Shared Integrated Library System. Chris is an active member of the Medical Library Association, where he served a term as Treasurer on the Board of Directors and is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. His other past positions include Assistant Director for Technology and Outreach at the University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences; Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region; and Resident Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Chris holds a BA in Philosophy from Texas A&M University and an MS in Information Science from the University of North Texas.
Roy Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, FACMI
ROY L. SIMPSON, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, FACMI, is a Professor, clinical track, and has more than 30 years of experience in nursing informatics and in senior executive administration. His primary executive research focus pioneered the development and funding of the Werley and Lang Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS).
NMDS is a minimum set of nursing data elements with uniform definitions and categories, including nursing problems, diagnoses, interventions and patient outcomes approved by the American Nurses Association.
Simpson joined Cerner in 2000. He also holds an academic appointment as clinical professor with Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing’s new Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. He has served on the board of trustees for Excelsior College, formerly Regents College, at the State University of NewYork. In 2001, he served as the Frances and Earl Ziegler Visiting Scholar at the University of Oklahoma and in 2002 as the Merle Lott Distinguished Lecturer at Georgia State University.
He served as the 2000 distinguished professor at the University of Wales during the European Summer School on Nursing Informatics in 2002. He received the Informatics Award from Rutgers University in 1999, and the Maes MacInnis Award, from New York University, in 2003.
In 2007, Simpson was awarded honorary international membership in the International Medical Informatics Association and also international membership in Sigma Theta Tau International, representing his scholarship and his contribution for the field of informatics.
Simpson lectures extensively around the world and has published more than 500 articles on nursing informatics. He also sits on 12 editorial review boards, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, New York Academy of Medicine and the National Academies of Practice. He attained a doctorate in nursing practice, executive leadership/informatics, from American Sentinel University.
Frances Wong, Ph.D, MA, BSN
Dr Frances Kam Yuet Wong is a Chair professor (Advanced Nursing Practice) and an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has extensive clinical experience in the Intensive Care Unit, renal care and general medicine. Her research work and publications are in the areas of advanced nursing practice, transitional care, aging in place, service models and nursing education. She has published 210 refereed articles, edited 5 books and 18 book chapters and her works have been cited over 6060 times in the literature. She has obtained over US$7.6 million for her research and consultancy work as a principal investigator or co-investigator. She is committed to translating theory to practice and reflecting theory to practice. Exemplary works of such efforts include developing transitional care models for different patient groups including those who have cardiac, renal, respiratory, stroke conditions and palliative needs. Dr Wong has also led a team to test and confirm the validity of the Omaha System used among the Chinese population and the system is now translated and available on the website. She is also a pioneer in establishing APN education and practice model in China. She is the editor-in-chief of the Chinese advanced nursing book which is the designated textbook for all masters in nursing programs in mainland China. Her scholarly accomplishment is recognized with appointments as visiting professor, external consultant, external examiner or invited keynote speakers in countries including China, United States, Canada, Korea, Singapore, Australia, and Norway. She is first president of PiIota Chapter STTI in Hong Kong, and immediate past president of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing and an expert consultant to the first Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Hygiene and Health Cooperation; and currently, an advisor of the Guangdong Provincial Nursing Association Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Specialty Nursing Alliance.
She serves on the editorial board and review panel for a number of international journals, including the Journal of Nursing Research, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Nursing Research, and the Journal of Advanced Nursing. She is a visiting professor at McMaster University, Sichuan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sun Yat-sen University, Tianjin Medical University, Nanjing Tianjin Medical University, Suzhou University and Hangzhou Normal University. She has conducted many pivotal paid consultancies. Examples of her work include an evaluation of the senior nurse specialist pilot scheme, an examination of best practices of nurse clinics for the Hospital Authority, Hong Kong, and preparation of clinical nurse specialists for the Health Commission of Guangdong Province and Nanfong Medical University, China. She is the advisor for the development of community services of the China Nursing Centre, Beijing She also served as an external examiner for the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore and The University of NewCastle, Australia; the Chairperson, Advisory Board Meeting, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sports (FCSD) & Peking University Health Center-Macao Polytechnic University Nursing Academy（AE）, Macao Polytechnic University. She is the Honorary Nurse Consultant/External Advisor at the Hospital Authority, the Honorary Member of Hospital Authority Clinical Ethics Committee and a Member of the Governance Board of The Hong Kong Children Hospital in Hong Kong, and an Alumni Subgroup Members of The International Council of Nurses (ICN) Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network (NP/APNN).