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Public Biography
Susan is a nurse executive, entrepreneur and informaticist passionate about transforming health and care through co-production. Board certified in nursing informatics and advanced nursing executive, her experience spans diverse roles including designing and managing a new childrenís hospital emergency service, nursing and health system executive, healthy community partnership and community health information network (CHIN) executive, chief nursing and health informatics officer, consultant and researcher. Her leadership experience builds on participation in the start of the healthy community, population health and learning health system movements. Susan is currently serving as Principal, Consumer Health Informatics for the MITRE Corporation. She recently served as Chief Health Information Officer (CHIO) at CareLoop , as a Research Director with Gartner, CNIO for Cincinnati Childrenís, CHIO for Diversinet, Vice President for Elsevierís CPM Resource Center, and founder of WellSpring Consulting. Susan is an author, speaker, and policy advocate. Susan is a Fellow with AMIA and serves on AMIAís Public Policy committee, chairing the 2017 AMIA Policy Invitational, and co-chairs the Alliance for Nursing Informatics. Susan was the 2017 recipient the AMIA Leadership Award, Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contribution in Informatics. She has served on HHS ONC HIT Policy/Standards Committeeís consumer health and technology standards workgroups and the NeHC Consumer e-Health advisory board. Susan has served on the Learning Health System Policy Governance task force and the TIGER Initiative Foundation board. She contributes to the Nursing Knowledge and Big Data Science community and the Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health workgroup.


Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA)

FAMIA stands for “Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association” and it recognizes the contributions and professional accomplishments of AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge to their practice – be that in a clinical setting, a public or population health capacity, or as a clinical researcher.

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Public Policy Committee


The committee recommends advocacy issues and activities and identifies critical areas for AMIA's strategic advocacy engagement for Board approval. The committee works with AMIA’s policy consultant, staff, and Board to develop annual work plans which support the strategic directions set by the Board. The committee works with the staff in developing and reviewing draft submissions in response to requests for comments in support of AMIA positions and helps prepare position papers on matters of public policy.

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