Nurse Informaticist, UCLA Health
Nurse Informaticist, UCLA Health
Chief Nursing Information and Nursing Quality Officer, Emory Healthcare
CMIO, Avera Health
Regional MIO, Mid-Maine Region, Northern Light Health
Nancy Yates, MS RN, RN-BC is the Vice President & Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO) for Centura Health in Denver Colorado. Nancy partners with stakeholders to leverage technology in Centura’s health care practices to optimize workflows for our nursing and ancillary clinical areas. She leads the clinical informatics and training teams to help meet the safety, quality, efficiency and clinician-facing goals for Centura Health.
After earning her BS in Nursing at Montana State University, Nancy began her career at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont. She served progressive roles in cardiac care, labor and delivery, pediatrics and PICU before moving to informatics. In 2003, she earned her MSN with a minor in clinical systems management. This led her on a journey to improve patient care as she increasingly acquired roles involving executive leadership with a focus on informatics. She served as a CNO, Epic expert and as Group Vice President of Nursing Informatics at Providence St. Joseph Health in Renton, WA before joining Centura Health in 2019.
Bio posted September 2020
Professional Hospital Executive with 30+ years of experience in an Academic Medical Center, skilled in executing enterprise wide initiatives. Experience with successful activation of a new tower as point person for Patient Care Services. Flexible problem solver and team builder with expertise in successful management of broad clinical teams, capacity management, clinical technology initiatives and PMO teams.
Bio posted September 2020
Tamera J. Larsen-Engelkes, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Avera Health IT Clinical Information Officer and Regional Information Officer, provides executive leadership in the design, development, integration, innovation and optimization of health information systems to support clinicians and patient service throughout the health system. In addition, she draws upon her extensive clinical background and advanced healthcare education to collaborate and lead the health system CNOs on clinical initiatives with a sharp focus on quality of care, compliance, data integrity, health care policy and information security.
Tamera’s leadership and nursing experience include: intensive care, burn unit, labor and delivery, high risk antepartum, maternal flights, newborn nursery, orthopedics, neuro brain and spine, neuro critical care, inpatient rehabilitation and therapy, medical aquatic therapy, observation/short stay, critical access, and now information technology.
Tamera holds a Masters Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Mary and is a Board Certified Nurse Executive from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Bio updated November 2021
Jennifer Fogel is Vice President, Regional Nursing Informatics Officer (rNIO) at Northern Light Health (NLH) in Brewer, Maine. Her responsibilities include strategic oversight for clinical informatics at AR Gould Hospital, a 56-bed community hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center, the system’s tertiary facility. She also provides executive oversight for the implementation of new EHR tools and solutions across the system. Ensuring adoption and performance of best practice workflows following the implementation of new technology is a top priority for Jen and her fellow Regional NIOs as they recognize the importance of increasing time at the bedside to improve patient outcomes. She enjoys promoting informatics as a nursing specialty and transforming culture.
Bio updated September 2020
Seraphine Kapsandoy-Jones is the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Intermountain Healthcare. In this role, Seraphine, partners with business and clinical caregivers to help them leverage industry leading technology to achieve patient care strategic goals and initiatives. She applies her clinical care background and advanced healthcare education to provide leadership and strategic vision to deliver projects in support of quality care, data integrity, enhanced security, and regulatory compliance. She has experience in integrating new Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) software across large, complex hospital systems and managing multi-disciplinary teams.
She has led three of the most challenging Knowledge Bases on the Intermountain Healthcare Care Transformation Team, Cardiovascular, Pediatrics, and Adoption & Support. Under her leadership, her teams successfully completed implementation of Intermountain’s EHR in 23 Acute-Care Hospitals as well as provided ongoing optimization of that EHR for those hospitals, countless clinics, and ambulatory care facilities throughout Intermountain. Seraphine has over 16 years of nursing and clinical informatics experience including, cardiovascular clinical programs, medical surgical, wound/enterostomal therapy, trauma and transplant, emergency, rapid treatment, cardiovascular, and informatics. She received a PhD in informatics and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Utah.
Updated April 2020
Lea Ann Arnold, DNP, RN, currently serves as the Director of Nursing Informatics for NM Healthcare System in Chicago, Il. Over the past ten years, she has served in a capacity to support clinical and technological integration onto a single EMR platform across the health system. Prior to that, Lea Ann served in various nursing leadership roles and clinical specialty areas within the hospital setting. She completed her DNP in 2016 with her final project focusing on effective medication alerts in the EMR. Lea Ann has spoken at several national conferences and supports several quality improvement initiatives at NM Healthcare.
Bio posted November 2019