Susan McBride, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAAN is a nursing informaticist within the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center whose research focus is on methods development for implementing, evaluating and utilizing large healthcare datasets to examine patient safety, quality and population health. Dr. McBride is a Professor with teaching responsibilities supporting graduate courses in statistics, informatics, & epidemiology. She has developed and deployed software and services in the for-profit and not-for-profit arenas in the US; and has managed data repositories of clinical and administrative data in several positions over the past 15 years. She was co-investigator for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Regional Extension Center grant that deployed Electronic Health Records across 108 counties of West Texas under an ONC award of approximately $7 million dollars. Currently, research efforts are focused in incorporating EHRs and other point of care technology into the Simulation Centers and evaluating informatics competencies of clinicians. She sits on multiple technical advisory committees at state and national efforts. She consults on various aspects of health information technology, as well as use of data to address patient safety, quality and population health.
Discuss next steps for preparedness with support from established organizations, such as TNA, TONE, AHA, ANA, AONE, HIMSS, ONC, CMS and others.