Introducing the faculty for the CHIME Clinical Informatics Leadership Boot Camp 2023!
Nicole Kerkenbush, MHA, MN, Chief Performance Officer, Monument Health
▼ About Nicole
Nicole Kerkenbush joined Monument Health (formerly Regional Health) in Rapid City, South Dakota in 2016, and is currently serving on the Executive Team in the role of Chief Nursing and Performance Officer. The areas she is responsible for include Nursing, Operational Performance Management, Patient Centered Design, and Enterprise Intelligence. She initially joined Regional Health as their first Vice President of Data Analytics.
Prior to joining Monument Health, Nicole served 24 years in the United States Army Nurse Corps where she focused on supporting quality healthcare with information and technology. Key roles that Nicole served in during her time in the Army included Chief Information Officer, Chief Medical Information Officer, and Military Functional Deputy Program Executive Officer. She also served as the Nursing Informatics Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for four years. She retired at the rank of Colonel.
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She also received Master’s Degrees in Healthcare Administration and Nursing, as well as a Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Cynthia L. Kuelbs, MD, CMIO, Rady Children’s Hospital
▼ About Cynthia
Cynthia L. Kuelbs, MD, is the Chief Medical Information Officer at Rady Children’s Hospital and is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Child Abuse Pediatrics and Clinical Informatics.
CT Lin, MD, CMIO, University of Colorado Health
▼ About CT
CT Lin, MD is CMIO at UCHealth, a 12-hospital, 800-clinic system in the Rocky Mountains. He helped UCHealth achieve HIMSS Stage 7 and CHIME Most Wired level 10. He is board-certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics and sees primary care internal medicine patients. He also facilitates workshops on physician wellness and physician-patient communication. His informatics work focuses on reducing the EHR burden, predictive analytics, and patient engagement and collaboration. He leads a team of 24 physician informaticians. “Our vision: We improve physician and team wellness and effectiveness by building extraordinary relationships and innovative tools.”
Margaret Lozavatsky, MD, SVP & Chief Health Informatics Officer, Novant Health, Charlotte, NC
▼ About Margaret
Dr. Margaret Lozovatsky is Senior Vice President and Chief Health Informatics Officer for Novant Health. Dr. Lozovatsky is board-certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Informatics. She is passionate about harnessing clinical technology to improve patient care and the
After receiving her undergraduate degree in computer science from Marquette University and earning her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Lozovatsky began her career as a pediatric hospitalist at NorthShore University HealthSystem. There she also pursued a career in healthcare
informatics, leading efforts to improve documentation and inpatient optimization.
Dr. Lozovatsky later worked as a Medical Director of Information Systems at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. In that role, she focused on improving physician efficiency, EMR optimization and the development of tools to improve pediatric care.
Dr. Lozovatsky then served in a variety of leadership roles at BJC Health Care and Washington University in St. Louis, including Chief Medical Information Officer for Child Health, the Vice Chair of Clinical Informatics for the Department of Pediatrics, program co-director of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in hospitalist medicine.
Dr. Lozovatsky’s informatics experience includes implementation and optimization of technology at multiple health care institutions. As the CHIO at Novant Health, Dr. Lozovatsky’s focus is on the use of technology by clinicians with the goal of improving quality of care and the patient experience.
Natalie Pageler, MD, CMIO, Stanford Children’s Health, Menlo Park, CA
▼ About Dr. Natalie
Dr. Natalie Pageler is a board-certified pediatric intensivist and board-certified clinical informaticist. She is the Chief Medical Information Officer at Stanford Children’s Health and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care and Systems Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Pageler also holds a Master’s Degree in medical education, and focused her thesis project on the impact of computerized clinical decision support tools on clinician’s knowledge, behaviors and attitudes. Through her clinical and administrative positions, she has spearheaded the development of innovative computerized clinical decision support tools to provide point-of-care education to clinicians and enhance quality of care, efficiency, and patient safety, and has published the outcomes of this work.
Dr. Pageler is also one of the founding associate program directors of the first ACGME-accredited fellowship in clinical informatics, located at Stanford University.
George Reynolds, MD, CHCIO, Clinical Informatics Executive Advisor, CHIME
▼ About George
Dr. Reynolds retired in 2015 from Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, NE where he served as the CIO and CMIO. He now advises healthcare organizations on a range of Healthcare IT initiatives including analytics and data governance, population health management, patient and physician engagement and IT governance. He has a special interest in helping organizations develop efficient, lean project leadership and staffing.
George is board certified in Clinical Informatics, Pediatric Critical Care and General Pediatrics. Prior to his transition to the CIO role, he directed the PICUs at Children’s and the Nebraska Medical Center. He also holds a master’s degree in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been recognized as Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator of the year for Children’s Analytics program, as well as the AMDIS Award in Applied Medical Informatics. Modern Healthcare named him one of the 25 top Clinical Informaticists and Becker’s Healthcare included him in their 25 CMIOs to know list.