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Deb Adams, Assistant Professor, MSN, MSHS, RN-BC

Assistant Professor Deb Adams has 20+ years of nursing experience in both civilian and military settings. Throughout her nursing career, she has been involved in informatics in numerous environments. Her first experience with informatics was teaching an electronic health record (EHR) in a hospital setting within two years of licensure. In an outpatient surgery environment, she was involved in the collection and analysis of data for legal, regulatoryand quality purposes. As an Air Force officer, she was a member of a Beta testing team for the military EHR Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) for both stateside and mobile application of AHLTA for deployed medical units. Most recently, her role as an informatics nurse specialist has included responsibility for workflow analysis for a local health system during implementation, testing and upgrades of EHRs. She has developed, implemented and delivered EHR training material for hospital staff and consumers. Assistant Professor Adams has led a team in achievement of MU Stage 1 & 2 through EHR documentation in a hospital and first-time successful accomplishment of PQRS in the clinics. In addition, she has facilitated implementation of a patient portal working with the community. The myriad of areas worked allowed Assistant Professor Adams to relate to interdisciplinary teams improving EHRs utilization and increasing positive patient outcomes. During her years of working in informatics, she developed a passion for teaching informatics and recently joined the NMC team. At NMC, Assistant Professor Adams is the core coordinator of the MSN Informatics track.

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Informatics Offers Career Path for Nurses Interested in Technology

Posted on Mon, Jun 05, 2017

In the 1800s, Florence Nightingale gathered and analyzed health data, and was known as the passionate statistician. She could be called the first informatics nurse. Data collection was conducted differently in her time than most healthcare institutions in 2017. But, like informatics nurses (IN) today, Florence Nightingale advocated for patient safety and better patient outcomes (Rehmeyer, 2013.)

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Topics: health professions, nursing

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