Kerkenbush, who serves in the U.S. Army, works in the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Program Executive Office as the military deputy dedicated to improving military health. Before that she worked in the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General.
Kirby is vice president and chief nursing informatics officer at Centura Health in Englewood, Co. As the CNIO since 2012, she has led a team of clinical nurse informaticists, stayed on top of government mandates and coordinated a variety of clinical IT projects. She works in tandem with the CMIO to ensure there is collaboration between physicians and nursing/ancillary in all of Centura's EHR projects.
McConnell is chief nursing information officer at UPMC. She wrote this in a blog posted May 8 on HIMSS.org:
"I have the good fortune to be a chief nursing informatics officer of a large healthcare system at the same time that healthcare pursues the ‘Triple Aim’ (simultaneously improving the individual experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost). In my view, this is a golden moment in history and I am right in the middle of it all."
Mitchell is the chief nursing information officer for Texas Health Resources, a 14-hospital not-for-profit, faith-based organization in north Texas. In the role of CNIO she oversees the nursing adoption, utilization and optimization of the EHR for all hospitals in the system. She also serves as the liaison for all information technology-related nursing projects. She chairs the THR Nursing Informatics Council and participates in the Chief Nursing Officer Council, System Leadership Council.
Poe is director of nursing, clinical quality and chief nursing informatics officer at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She partners with the chief medical information officer to lead a wide array of institutional interdisciplinary informatics and clinical documentation projects. In her role as director of nursing, clinical quality, she leads the Nursing Quality, Clinical Informatics, and Magnet Programs, all of which involve interdisciplinary teams. Poe was one of the original developers of the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model in collaboration with faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing as well as the Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Scale.
Pollack is the chief nursing informatics officer for UCLA Health, and is responsible for leadership in development, re-engineering, optimization, and integration of clinical information systems to enable patient care, including leading nursing and other disciplines in the adoption of technology-related change to maximize patient safety, quality of care, and operational efficiency. This responsibility includes improving the clinical quality, safety, and operational integrity of clinical information systems and integrating quality improvement and regulatory standards. Providing the vision to transform nursing practice through technology and informatics, the CNIO is part of an interdisciplinary team that advances patient care and experience at UCLA, measures those improvements, and coordinates ongoing training programs associated with enterprise information systems. In addition, Pollack is responsible for directing the electronic health record training program.
Sengstack is chief nursing informatics officer at Bon Secours health System, in Marriottsville, MD., and also president of the American Nursing Informatics Association. Her focus as ANIA president has been on the impact of healthcare informatics on patient safety.
Joyce Sensmeier is vice president of informatics for HIMSS, which leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. Sensmeier joined HIMSS as the Director of Professional Services in 2000. In her current role, she oversees clinical informatics, standards and interoperability.
Sugrue is chief nursing informatics officer at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in ther greater Boston area. Before joining Lahey, he was director, health industries advisory, with PricewaterCoopers. He has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He serves as chair of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee, which was founded in 2003 in response to the increased recognition of the role of the informatics nurse professional in healthcare information and management systems.
Willis is vice president and chief clinical information officer at Adventist Health System in Orlando, Fla. In her role she provides strategic leadership skills and vision for the continual enhancement and optimization of systems and processess, while incorporating principles of change management.She offers guidance on clinical informatics and facilitates the adoption of information systems with effective and efficient automation of workflow.