Rosemary Kennedy was named senior director of nursing and healthcare informatics for the National Quality Forum.
Kennedy, 50, a registered nurse, served previously as chief nursing informatics officer at Siemens Healthcare. At the NQF she will be responsible for helping to develop the NQF's health information technology projects focused on infrastructure that measures and improves care coordination. She also will determine what electronic health information enables clinical-decision support and automatic outcomes reporting throughout the care delivery process.
Kennedy, named to Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare this year, holds an MBA and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Widener University.
This is the latest newly created position at the standards-endorsing organization, which said it is broadening its senior management as it takes on an expanded role in quality measurement research and initiatives.