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Top 25 Clinical Informaticists - 2012

Ann O’Brien


Ann O’Brien, 54, is national director of clinical informatics at 36-hospital Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif. As a nurse informaticist, O’Brien spearheaded an effort to reduce Kaiser’s hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rate through common EHR applications, among other steps. O’Brien also is leading Kaiser’s initiative to transform care delivery through enabling technology, such as the development of clinical information dashboards. Her outside work has included participation on a Kaiser collaborative with the Veterans Affairs Department to develop a data capture, re-use and sharing model driven by nurses.

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