Nursing Informatics Committee


The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community was founded in 2003 in response to the increased recognition of the role of the informatics nurse professional in healthcare information and management systems. This effort was intended to build a community within the HIMSS membership for those individuals with a role in nursing informatics. Its purpose is to articulate a cohesive voice for the HIMSS Nursing Informatics community and to provide domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives, and collaborations with the global nursing informatics community. View the Community Fact Sheet and scroll down to learn more about the Task Force and Work Groups.

The community is led by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee which is charged with providing domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives and collaborations within the specialty of nursing informatics.

Committee Members

Patricia Mook RN, MSN, NEA-BC

Patricia Mook RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Inova Health System


Nancy Beale

Nancy Beale
Vice President, Clinical Systems & Integration
NYU Langone Medical Center

MaryAnn Connor, RN, CPHIMS, MSN

Mary Ann Connor, RN, CPHIMS, MSN
Director, Nursing Informatics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Chad Cothern
Healthcare Informatics Resource Exchange

Sandra Eppers

Sandra Eppers
Informatics Architect
Medical College of Wisconsin


Bonne M. Farberow
Population Health Executive
Cerner Corporation

Rebecca Freeman PhD, PMP, RN

Rebecca Freeman PhD, PMP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Office of the National Coordinator/HHS

Catherine Ivory PhD, RN-BC

Catherine Ivory PhD, RN-BC
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Lisa Lyon

Lisa Lyon
Clinical Applications Coordinator
Cherokee Nation Health

Sylvia Rowe

Sylvia Rowe
VP, Clinical Informatics


Lynn A. Shuler
Nurse Informaticist
VA, Office of Informatics and Analytics

Kathy Jean Warmbold

Kathy Jean Warmbold
Clinical Informaticist
Catholic Health Initiatives

Jacqueline Willis

Jacqueline Willis
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Adventist Health System


Task Force

The community is supported by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Task Force which serves as the forum for empowering leaders in the nursing informatics field. Its purpose is to create opportunities to collaborate and partner with other nursing informatics professionals, provide education on nursing informatics, articulate a cohesive voice for the field of nursing informatics and build a nursing informatics knowledge base.

Task Force Chair Person

Crystal Vasquez DNP, MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Director, Ambulatory Operations, The University of Chicago

Our monthly Task Force calls are held on the fourth Monday of every month at 12:00pm Central, please, contact the Informatics Team to get connected!


HIMSS Nursing Community facilitates its work through a workgroup framework which allows all members an opportunity to participate. If you would like to participate on any of the workgroups listed below please contact Informatics Team.

Clinical Informatics Insights eNewsletter
CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable
Nursing Executive Engagement
Nursing Informatics Awareness
Survey Development & Research
Standard Practices Discussion Forum
Website Tools & Resources

HIMSS Staff Liaison

Tammy Kwiatkoski, MBA
Director, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS