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Cindy Spurr MBA, RN, FHIMSS

Preceding her career in Information Systems (IS), Cindy was a staff nurse at the BWH practicing on both general surgical units and the surgical intensive care unit.

Cindy has managed and overseen the development and/or implementation and support of the PHS enterprise clinical applications, particularly CPOE, eMAR and ambulatory electronic record applications over the past 21 years.

Over the past five years, Cindy has been leading the efforts towards the implementation of an inpatient electronic documentation solution for the two Partners AMCs (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital) as well as working as part-time faculty in the Northeastern University Health Informatics Graduate program, teaching Organizational Behavior, Workflow and Change Management.

She is a past board member and chairperson (1997-98) of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and a past co-chair of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) Inpatient Functionality Workgroup (2006-2008).

Cindy is currently a Fellow in HIMSS and a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the New England Nursing Informatics Consortium (NENIC). She has been certified in Nursing Informatics from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN) since 1996.

She has published numerous articles and done many presentations on clinical system implementation.


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