Nursing Informatics Innovators: Nancy Staggers
Dr. Nancy Staggers has an extensive background in clinical informatics, from determining user requirements to application prototyping, system selection, large systems implementation, and enterprise system evaluation. She has held executive IT positions, including Associate CIO, Information Technology Services for the Health Sciences Center at the University of Utah, Program Director for ECIS, Catholic Healthcare West, and Director for Corporate Informatics in Department of Defense. While in the DOD, she developed a clinical information system program, now installed in 58 sites nationwide. She led a multidisciplinary team in developing the vision and user requirements for the military's EHR. After leaving the military, she began an academic career where her research focuses on the usability of health IT products. Her current work examines cognitive support for handoff processes. She has led revisions of the ANAs Scope and Practice for NI twice and is a member of the HIMSS Usability Taskforce.