She has developed her company, and presents a two- day Nursing Informatics Boot Camp. She is a prolific author and has written many chapters in nursing informatics course books ("HIStalk interviews Susan Newbold, Ph.D., RN, owner, Nursing Informatics Boot Camp," 2015). Dr. Kathleen A. McCormick served for 30 years in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). During her graduate studies her minor was in computer science (American Medical Informatics Association, 2008a). Her first accomplishment came at the National Institute of Health (NIH) where she used her nursing and computer science knowledge to do research using the Teknekon system. She queried the system to find the top nursing problems to solve (American Medical Informatics Association, 2008a). She developed and taught with Virginia Saba the first course on informatics at NIH. Together, they also wrote many informatics textbooks. She worked at Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) to develop clinical guidelines and clinical decision support tools. After leaving public service, she worked at SRA International, Inc., as a research scientist in the field of genomics and bioinformatics (American Medical Informatics Association, 2008a). Her service on many boards and committees has had an influence on nursing informatics. Influence of Contributions to Nursing Practice/Informatics Dr. Newbold’s influence is on nursing informatics includes providing a forum for nurses to collaborate about computer systems in nursing through the development of CARING. It allowed nurses early in the field of informatics to learn through case studies shared with each other (American Medical Informatics Association, 2008b). In 1991, the American Nurses Credentialing Center offered certification for nursing informatics as a specialty. There was no
NURSING INFORMATICS PIONEERS 4 course to take, but Dr. Newbold with friends studied to pass the exam (American Medical Informatics Association, 2008b). As a result, she created the Nursing Informatics Boot Camp, that teaches nurses the content they need to know to pass the certification exam ("HIStalk interviews Susan Newbold, Ph.D., RN, owner, Nursing Informatics Boot Camp," 2015). Her influence continues through her writing and teaching at the university level nursing informatics.
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