November 18, 2020
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Chief Nursing Information Officer
Microsoft Health & Life Science Industry Team

Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, RN, PMP, serves as Chief Nursing Information Officer for the Microsoft Health & Life Science Industry Team.  In this role, Dr. McGrow advises organizations on how the innovative use of technology can support their digital transformation imperatives of consumer engagement, provider enablement, analytics for population health and cognitive computing to support a learning health system.  Her expertise in data, analytics and artificial intelligence is used to educate organizations on how to enhance clinical, operational and financial performance, maximize capacity and patient experience, and transform to new care models and paradigms.

Dr. McGrow has led, planned, and directed programs and strategic data initiatives for provider and payer organizations including implementation of an evidence framework for best practices. This framework is used to identify customer pain points and targeted outcomes and applied during engagements to assist the customer in developing success plans including quantifiable targeted outcomes such as return on investment and cost aversion.  The framework was leveraged in both population health (care management) and quality improvement (QI) initiatives.  

Dr. McGrow’s clinical background spans many years, with most of that time spent in trauma and critical care settings.   She has worked at some of the premier medical centers in the United States, including Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.  Dr. McGrow is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice focused on Executive Leadership and Evidence-Based Practice.