Susan K. Newbold, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, FHIMSS, firstname.lastname@example.org, is the Course Director and Consultant in Healthcare Informatics, Franklin, TN. She is uniquely qualified to teach this course as she has experience in the vendor, consulting, academic and hospital worlds. Dr. Newbold is ANCC Board Certified in Nursing Informatics and initiated the first review course in nursing informatics in 1995. She organized the first hospital based conference in Nursing Informatics in the US. In 2001 she won the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing International Technology Award for Knowledge Advancement for this course.
Dr. Newbold earned her PhD and MS in Nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is a Founder of CARING (now ANIA). She is on the Board of the Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS. She is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and HIMSS. Identified as a pioneer in nursing informatics, Susan co-edited five books and has written numerous articles on informatics topics. Susan was a keynote speaker in the first nursing informatics conferences held in Taiwan and Singapore and has consulted in informatics in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore, Slovenia, and Taiwan. Susan was selected in the 2013 Class for “Women to Watch” by the Nashville Medical News and is the HIMSS 2015 Chapter Leader of the Year awarded in 2016.
Gwen Holder, MSN, RN-BC, is Director Systems Support Services Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Gwen’s clinical background is in medical-surgical nursing and physical/cognitive rehabilitation nursing. She has also served as assistant manager, unit manager, and director of nursing before making the move to informatics 20 years ago. Gwen has been intimately involved with development, training, implementation and support of various homegrown and commercial electronic systems (CPOE, Nursing Documentation, Bar Code Medication Administration, Electronic Medical Record, Dashboards). She has presented at the local, regional and national level on informatics related topics and has several informatics and leadership related publications. Gwen has co-led a course on system life cycle design in the Nursing Informatics MSN Program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing and serves as a preceptor for Nursing Informatics Practicum experiences. Gwen is board certified in Nursing Informatics by the ANCC. She is the President of the Tennessee Chapter of ANIA.