We are excited that a total of eight well known nursing informatics experts serve as Senior Editors for OJNI. Each editor contributes regular columns to our OJNI issues - six of these began in October 2010 on a specific topic (see each Senior Editors' bio below for more information on their particular topic area). One of our original senior editors retired and two new senior editors joined OJNI in Fall 2012.
Dr. Nancy Staggers has an extensive background in clinical informatics, from determining user requirements to application prototyping, system selection, large systems implementation, and enterprise system evaluation. She has held executive positions, including Associate CIO, Information Technology Services for the Health Sciences Center at the University of Utah, Program Director for ECIS, Catholic Healthcare West, and Director for Corporate Informatics in Department of Defense. While in the DOD, she developed a clinical information system program, now installed in sites worldwide. Subsequently, she led a multidisciplinary team in developing the vision and user requirements for the military's computer-based patient record. Dr. Staggers began at the College of Nursing in 1998. She teaches systems implementation, project management and human-computer interaction in the Informatics programs. She does informatics consulting for large health systems.
Dr. Staggers' area of research is human-computer interaction and interface design in healthcare applications. She has completed a number of studies relatd to the optimal design of applications for nurses; mostly recently her work is on nursing handoffs.
Dr. Staggers has shared our "Crucial Conversations about Optimal Design" Column writing with Darlene Hammel-Jones (see below) since Volume 14, Issue 3 - October 2010.
I have been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, and affiliated with the Patient Simulation Center, used by the Nurse Anesthesia and Acute Care NP Programs, since 2000. I received my Doctorate of Nursing Science from the School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. I am also an alumnus of the School of Nursing having earned my B.S.N. and M.S. in 1989 and 1993, respectively. Recently I participated as a fellow in the Medical Informatics (MBL/NLM) Course held at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA (Spring 2002).
My interests and activities, with healthcare informatics, are currently in the areas of nursing information, information seeking, the use of high-fidelity simulation in education and health care informatics, and portable/personal digital devices. I manage several listservs including the Nrsing-l, the first list dedicated to nursing informatics. I have taught classes about health care informatics as well as the intersection of technology and care in acute care environments to undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Erdley has written our "Future Thoughts Now" Column since Volume 14, Issue 3 - October 2010.
Dr. Murray is a self-employed Health Informatics/Telematics Consultant. He has taught in the MSc in Health Informatics at The University of Winchester, UK and Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa and served as Module Leader for a Research Methods module.He is currently the CEO for the International Medical Informatics Association until 2015. He is also Adjunct faculty at University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a Founding Fellow and Director at CHIRAD. Dr Murray is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association and ANIA-CARING.
Dr. Murray has written our "Different seas, same boats?" Column since Volume 14, Issue 3 - October 2010.
Dr. Effken is a Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona. She earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Hartford. her Masters of Science in Nursing Management and PhD in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. She was awarded the Ada Sue Hinshaw Research Award for Significant Work in Improving Healthcare in 2008 and was elected to be a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in the American College of Medical Informatics in 2005.
Dr. Effken's research interests focus around Design and evaluation of clinical information displays, Human-computer interaction, the Impact of organizational and unit characteristics on staff and patient outcomes, and E-learning. She has worked on DyNADS: A Dynamic Network Analysis Decision Support Tool for Nurse Managers.
Dr. Effken has written our "Issues, Impacts and Insights" Column since Volume 14, Issue 3 - October 2010.
Ms. Jones currently works for Greencastle Associates Consulting as a Clinical Management Consultant on various healthcare technology projects. Prior to Ms. Jones career in consulting, she worked as a clinical applications and project manager for large healthcare organizations within the Philadelphia area. The experience with working on numerous Computerized Provider Order Management projects has positioned Ms. Jones to provide clinical expertise and guidance for the Computerized Provider Order Management Project at Atlantic Health, located in Northern New Jersey.
A nurse for over 17 years, Ms. Jones began her career in Critical Care nursing at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. While continuing her nursing practice in critical care, Ms. Jones held an adjunct faculty position at LaSalle University. Ms. Jones began her transition into Informatics while working in Disease Management in the late 1990's. Having experience in CPOE, EMR, Practice Management, eMAR, clinical documentation implementations as well as Nursing Minimum Data Sets and Outcome Measures , Ms. Jones is an experienced Informatics professional
Ms. Jones holds a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University and a MSN from LaSalle University. Since completing her Master's degree; Ms. Jones has obtained certification in Nursing Informatics, Lean Six Sigma, and Six Sigma Greenbelt. Ms. Jones is active is several professional organizations and is past-president of the Kappa Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.
Ms. Jones has shared the writing of our "Crucial Conversations about Optimal Design" Column with Nancy Staggers (see above) since Volume 14, Issue 3 - October 2010.
Dr. Sackett earned an undergraduate degree from Temple University College of Health Professions (BSN) in Philadelphia, PA, a Master's degree in Health Education (MEd) from Temple University, a Master's degree in Nursing Administration (MSN) from Widener University in Chester, PA and a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from Temple University . She earned a Certificate in Health and Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute; a Certificate from UCLA in Online Teaching; a Certificate in Medical Informatics from the Marine Biology Laboratory/National Library of Medicine; and several Certificates from Healing Touch International. She is a Medical Informatics MBL/NLM Course Fellow.
Dr. Sackett has had a variety of national and international education and nursing experiences over the years. She practiced in a variety of setting ranging from medical-surgical, community and home health, nursing quality assurance, case management, nursing administration, research, and undergraduate and graduate education. She spent several years working for the United Nations/UNESCO in Nigeria. Early in her career, Dr. Sackett was licensed and taught Health Education and functioned as a School Nurse in grades K-12.
She currently teaches in the Master's and Doctoral programs. Dr. Sackett is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and Healing Touch International. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Education Honor Society. She is a Peer Reviewed Journal Reviewer for The American Journal of Managed Care, CIN: Computers, Informatics & Nursing and Applied Nursing Research. Her primary research interests and publications have focused on case management, managed care, nursing leadership and management, Evidence Based Practice, healthcare/nursing informatics most specifically the diffusion of innovation and technology across the profession of Nursing and Healing Touch.
Dr. Sackett has written our "The Frontier: Floating in the Cloud and Networking in an Internet Connected World" Column since Volume 16, Issue 3 - October 2012.
With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Lynn Nagle is recognized internationally for her pioneering work in nursing informatics. The Founding President of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association, Dr. Nagle has extensive experience in the selection, implementation and evaluation of business and clinical information system applications in healthcare settings. Previously the CIO and Senior Vice President for Technology and Knowledge Management at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Senior Nursing Advisor to Canada Health Infoway, Dr. Nagle now has her own health informatics consulting practice. In addition, she works part-time as a Director in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP national eHealth and Healthcare Advisory Practice.
She is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and cross appointed to the University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and an adjunct professor with the University of Rochester, School of Nursing in Rochester, New York. She has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in informatics to nurses and other health professionals for more than 15 years. She has contributed to a number of research initiatives and expert panels focused on the use of information and communications technologies in healthcare In 2012, Dr. Nagle led the Informatics Competency Development Working Group for the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership and the Canadian representative to the International Medical Informatics Association, Nursing Interest Group.
In 2005, she received the University of Rochester Distinguished Alumni Award and also received Canada's Health Informatics Organization's inaugural Leadership Award. In 2008, she was among 100 Canadian nurses who received the Canadian Nurses Association's Centennial Award for her contributions to the profession. She has many publications and presentations to her credit and is in frequent demand for speaking engagements and workshop facilitation within academic and healthcare organizations.
Dr. Nagle has written our "Canadian Perspectives" Column since Volume 17, Issue 1 - February 2013.
Dr. Bowles holds a BSN from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, an MSN from Villanova, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her position at the Penn School of Nursing, she is the Beatrice Renfield Visiting Scholar for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, a Senior Fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute, a faculty member in the Ackoff Center for Advancement of Systems Approaches, and Director of the Health Informatics Minor. Dr. Bowles leads a program of research in the use of information technology to improve healthcare for elders and support healthcare provider's decision-making regarding hospital discharge referrals for elders.
Dr. Bowles' program of research examines decision making supported by information technology to improve care for older adults. Her ongoing study, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, focuses on decision-making and the development of decision support for hospital discharge referral decisions. Other research areas include telehealth technology, quality of life among frail elders, intervention research to close the health care racial divide, and the use of large databases in home care to support clinical decision-making.
NOTE FROM DR. MCGONIGLE, November 2011:
"The appointment to a term chair is a high honor in the University and is an acknowledgement of a high level of productivity of a faculty member. It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN as the Ralston House Endowed Term Chair in Gerontological Nursing."
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Dr. Bowles wrote our new "Achieving Meaningful Use in Research with Information Technology" Column in Journal issues, beginning with Volume 14, Issue 3 - October 2010 and ending in October 2012. .