The National Quality Forum has hired the chairwoman of the American Medical Informatics Association's Nursing Work Group, Rosemary Kennedy, to be its first vice president for health information technology.
NQF names first health IT VP
In this role, Kennedy will lead efforts to develop the NQF's electronic quality measures and Web-based tools. An associate professor at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Kennedy previously worked at the NQF as senior director of nursing and healthcare informatics.
"Rosemary's extensive knowledge of healthcare practice and vast experience in the health IT field, especially in integrating technology into nursing care, will have a significant, positive impact on our work," NQF President and CEO Janet Corrigan said in a news release.
In 2009, Kennedy made Modern Healthcare's list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare. She previously worked as the chief nursing informatics officer at Siemens Medical Solutions.
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