Sue Armentrout RN, DNP

Sue Armentrout DNP, APRN, RN-BC, NEA-BC

VP Nursing Informatics and Evidenced Based Practice | Bon Secours Mercy Health

Forty years of healthcare experience including twenty years direct patient care as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ﴾NICU﴿ leading initiatives to introduce evidence‐based practices while leveraging technology to improve the care and outcomes of this vulnerable population. After managing the successful implementation of a Clinical Information System for Neonatology, she joined Information Health Technology as a Nurse Informatics Analyst to support the multi‐year initiative to implement Epic as the enterprise Electronic Health Record at St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho. Post implementation, as the Director of Clinical Informatics, she developed the system Clinical Informatics Specialty. Sue joined Bon Secours Health in August of 2018 as the Chief Nursing Officer and is now the VP of Nursing Informatics and Evidence Based Practice for Bon Secours Mercy Health.

 

Posted November 2019
      Brett Oliver MD

      Brett Oliver, MD

      Brett Oliver, MD, is chief medical information officer for Baptist Health. In this role, he works closely with the chief information officer to develop and implement information technology across the health system. In addition to providing clinical expertise to the IT team, he works closely with other physicians to ensure the system’s IT solutions are designed to meet the needs of staff and patients.

      Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Oliver joined Baptist in 2012 and has accepted ever-increasing leadership roles, while continuing to see patients in his Georgetown, Kentucky, practice. He most recently served as medical director for Integrated EHR Development, serving as a liaison between practicing physicians and the IT team. As medical director, he provided valuable clinical input throughout the process of building Baptist’s new electronic health record platform.

      Dr. Oliver is a member of the Health IT Advisory Committee for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and serves on Kentucky’s Telehealth Board, a position appointed by the governor.

      Dr. Oliver earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a medical degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and practiced with a Novant Health family practice in Winston-Salem for three years.

      In 2000, Dr. Oliver returned to Kentucky to practice in Georgetown, starting a solo private practice in 2003. The practice, Scott County Family Physicians, which now includes three additional physicians and two mid-level providers, joined Baptist Health Medical Group in 2012.

      Dr. Oliver is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the American Academy of Physician Leadership, the Kentucky Medical Association, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American College of Nutrition. He and his wife Jenny, a pediatrician in Georgetown, have been married for more than 25 years. They have two children, Ben and Erin.

      Learn more about Baptist Health at BaptistHealth.com

      Bio updated September 2020
          Jennifer Carpenter MSN, RN, CPHIMS

          Jennifer Carpenter RN, MSN, CPHIMS

          Vice President, IT Clinical Systems University Hospital, Cleveland, OH

          UH serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 40 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices throughout northern Ohio. The health system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, focuses on biomedical research through Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH Cleveland Medical Center is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

          Current Responsibilities

          Jen has responsibility for the clinical IT portfolio including the electronic medical record and most ancillary and diagnostic IT systems used across the system, from implementation through adoption and optimization. She collaborates with executives, providers, nurses and other clinicians to develop strategies to support the changing needs of healthcare. Jen is currently focused on leading the migration of five acquired hospitals from disparate systems into the University Hospitals IT system portfolio.

          Prior Experience

          Jen’s clinical background is in pediatric acute care nursing and staff education. She has spent that last 12 years in various healthcare IT leadership roles, including serving as interim CIO from October 2017 through February 2018. She has a special interest in the improving workflow for nurses and the optimization of IT systems to enable high reliability and decision support for better, cost effective and well informed patient care.

           

          Posted May 2018
              Mary Beth Mitchell RN

              Mary Beth Mitchell, RN, MSN, CPHIMS

              Chief Nursing Information Officer | Texas Health Resources
              612 East Lamar
              Arlington TX 76011

              (682) 236-6720
              (682) 236-6790 fax

              marybethmitchell@texashealth.org

               

              Current Responsibilities

              Mary Beth is the chief nursing information officer for Texas Health Resources, (THR).  THR is a 25-hospital not-for-profit, faith-based organization located in north Texas.

              In the role of CNIO Mary Beth oversees the nursing adoption, utilization and optimization of the electronic health record (EHR) for all hospitals within THR. She also serves as the liaison for all information technology-related nursing projects. In this role, Mary Beth chairs the THR Nursing Informatics Council and participates in the Chief Nursing Officer Council, System Leadership Council, as well as other Information Technology Leadership Committees and multidisciplinary teams.

               

              Prior Experience

              Mary Beth has worked in nursing informatics for more than 15 years, both at the hospital level and corporate level. In addition to responsibility for implementing an EHR in a hospital, Mary Beth has developed education and training programs, and managed SuperUser and Nursing Informatics programs within the hospital setting.  Mary Beth was previously an ICU registered nurse, ultimately working as a clinical nurse specialist in pulmonary and cardiac care.  Mary Beth also was the lead for Texas Health Resources achieving EMRARM 7 status in their 14 wholly-owned hospitals. As well as leading the initiative for Texas Health achieving the Davies Award in 2013.  In addition, she leads several initiatives that drive clinical care, such as integration of vital signs, integration of IV Pumps, into the EHR, and oversees the mobility strategy for nursing.

              Mary Beth chaired the HIMSS NI Committee for 2 years, from 2014-2016.  She is past president of the he DFW ANIA Board Chapter, and was part of the initial team that started a NI Community in the DFW area.  She is the current co-chair of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics.

               

              Education and Awards

              Mary Beth holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and a postgraduate certificate in nursing informatics from Duke University.  She is certified in nursing informatics and is a member of several professional organizations, including HIMSS, ANIA, TONE, NTONE, and AONE.  She has presented locally and nationally on nursing’s use of the EHR, as well as professional practice in nursing informatics.  In addition, she is the recipient of the THR 2006 Advancing Systemness through Information Management award, a DFW Great 100 Nurse and a 2012 semi-finalist for the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award.  In addition, she is the 2016 recipient of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.

              Posted January 2017
              Mitchell

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                  Judy Blauwet MD

                  Judy Blauwet RN, MPH, DNP

                  Chief Clinical Information Officer | Avera Health 

                  My professional experience includes 35 years in formal healthcare leadership to include serving for 10 years as Sr. VP of Hospital Operations & CNO for a 545 bed tertiary care medical center. My past two years have been dedicated to the role of Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) where I am responsible for the strategy, build and implementation of our next EMR platform called One AveraChart. The primary goal of this project is one medical record for the patient across the continuum of care as well as the continuum of geography of the Avera System.

                  As a leader in healthcare, several noteworthy accomplishments include the development of an Innovation Council which has implemented a number of innovation projects to include a system–wide voice/secure test solution across all settings of care on a mobile device.  I also led the successful journey for Avera’s tertiary care medical center (Avera McKennan) to its’ 4th consecutive Magnet Designation (one of 26 hospitals in world to claim this achievement and most recently led the Avera health system in earning the HIMSS level 7 Designation.

                  A believer of life-long learning as well as leading by example, I recently (2014) completed by Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership.

                   

                  Posted August 2017

                   

                   

                      Jeanne Roode RN, DNP, NEA-BC

                      Jeanne Roode RN, DNP, NEA-BC

                      Dr. Jeanne Roode is the senior director, clinical informatics for Spectrum Health, a $6 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in Michigan.  She has responsibility for nursing and allied health informatics and electronic health record training.

                       

                      Background

                      Jeanne has more than 30 years of experience in health care administration, including medical-surgical inpatient care, neuroscience services, emergency and trauma services, and surgical services. Jeanne was responsible for clinical and operational readiness in evolving the health system model of care, which places the patient at the center of an integrated delivery system that is functioning on a single standardized electronic health record.

                      Jeanne earned a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree from Rush University, Chicago, Illinois with a focus on health systems leadership; a master’s degree in nursing administration from Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a bachelors in nursing degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

                      She holds certification as a Board-Certified Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

                       

                      Affiliations 

                      Jeanne holds a lecturer position with the University of Michigan- Flint School of Nursing teaching Nursing Informatics in the RN to BSN program.

                      She is the current chair of the Advisory Board for the Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

                      She is a past president of the Kappa Epsilon- at- Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Honor Society.

                       

                      Posted November 2019

                       

                          Mary Swenson, RN, MBA

                          Mary Swenson RN

                          Mass General Brigham – Total Duration 6 yrs 7 mos

                          • Director of Nursing Services Clinical Content PHS
                            Mar 2017 – Present
                            Employment Duration 2 yrs 8 mos
                            Location Greater Boston Area
                          • Director of Nursing Services, Clinical Content Team
                            Apr 2013 – Present
                            Employment Duration 6 yrs 7 mos
                            Location Greater Boston Area 

                          Brigham and Women’s Hospital

                          • Program Director
                            Employed Jan 2010 – Present
                            Employment Duration 9 yrs 10 mos
                            Clinical Informatics project manager 

                          Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

                          • Project Manager Clinical Informatics
                            Dates Employed 2001 – 2009
                            Employment Duration 8 yrs 

                          OnCall Learning Systems, LLC

                          • Marketing Consultant
                            Dates Employed 1998 – 2002
                            Employment Duration 4 yrs
                            – OnCall Learning Systems creates custom eLearning solutions for healthcare environments. It is engaging, fully interactive and student competency is verifiable.

                          IBM, Minneapolis MN

                          • Marketing Representative
                            Dates Employed 1986 – 1991
                            Employment Duration 5 yrs
                            – Health Industry specialist for IBM marketing team. 

                          Education

                          Boston College Carroll School of Management

                          • MBA,  Field Of Study Marketing 

                          Fairfield University

                          • BSN Nursing

                           

                          Bio posted November 2019
                          Swenson

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                              Craig A. Umscheid, MD

                              Craig Umscheid

                              Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MS is a General Internist and Clinical Epidemiologist who serves as the Director of the Evidence-based Practice Center Division and Senior Science Advisor at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  Prior to joining AHRQ, Dr. Umscheid was an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, where he served as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer, with oversight of clinical quality, medical informatics and clinical innovation.  He began his career at the University of Pennsylvania, where he became an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety for the Department of Medicine, and was a co-founder and Director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Evidence-based Practice.  His career has been dedicated to developing, implementing and evaluating approaches to integrate research evidence into practice across provider organizations, in the pursuit of improving the quality and value of patient care.  This work has been supported by AHRQ, PCORI, CDC and NIH, and has been described in over 125 peer-reviewed publications and cited over 10,000 times.  Dr. Umscheid has co-authored clinical practice guidelines with the CDC, NIH, and IDSA, co-led an AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), directed a US Network Cochrane Affiliate, is a former Chair of the PCORI Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research, a former Chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Evidence-based Medicine Task Force, a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and a past member of AHRQ’s Patient Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network Steering Committee and the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell, his medical degree from Georgetown, trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, and received a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Primary Care Physician-Scientist Fellow supported by a National Research Service Award.

                              Bio updated January 2022
                                  Jennifer K. Stebbins MS, RN-BC

                                  Jennifer K. Stebbins RN, MS

                                  Jennifer Stebbins is the Senior Director of Clinical Systems for Baystate Health in Springfield Massachusetts.  Her Clinical experience includes work in Pediatrics, Critical Care, and general medicine. She has a master’s degree from the School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts. Jennifer is certified by the AACN in Nursing Informatics.  She has spoken nationally on several topics including; Alcohol Withdrawal, Early Warning System, Restraints, SBAR and CAUTI’s.  Jennifer oversees Clinical Informatics, Clinical and Ancillary Applications, Imaging and Clinical Systems and Clinical Training. These groups have responsibility for the Health Systems 5 hospitals and over 100 physician practices. She has led the multiple projects related to Clinical Information Systems. She has successfully engaged clinicians to incorporate evidenced based practice into their workflows through use of the Clinical systems.

                                   

                                  Posted November 2019
                                      Sachin D. Shah MD

                                      Sachin Shah MD

                                      Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics | Associate Chief Medical Information Officer

                                      Sachin D. Shah, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at the University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Shah’s portfolio in Clinical Informatics focuses on population health, ambulatory quality, patient engagement, digital health, and predictive analytics. He has expertise in value-based care, ambulatory operations, clinical decision support, advanced analytics, the use of registries to identify and close care gaps, and clinician ease of practice.

                                      A board-certified internist and pediatrician, Dr. Shah sees adult and pediatric patients as a primary care physician at the University of Chicago and as an inpatient general medicine attending at the University of Chicago Hospital. Also, an active clinician educator, Dr. Shah serves as the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program and as Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency program at the University of Chicago. He works closely with residents and medical students, emphasizing patient-centered care, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Shah went to college at Princeton University, attended medical school at Wayne State University in his hometown of Detroit, and completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2010.

                                       

                                      Posted November 2019