March 18, 2021
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Kathleen
McGrow

Chief Nursing Information Officer
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Microsoft Health & Life Science Industry Team

Kathleen McGrow serves as Chief Nursing Information Officer for the Microsoft Health & Life Science Industry Team.  In this role, Kathleen 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.  Kathleen has led, planned, and directed programs and strategic initiatives for organizations including the implementation of an evidence framework for best practices.  She most recently has published two articles about Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence: Essentials for Nursing and Transforming Clinical Data into Wisdom: Artificial Intelligence Implications for Nurse Leaders. Both written to engage strategic thinking about the current and future use of AI for clinical use cases and improved patient outcomes.

Her experience includes engaging with a variety of C-Suite executives, providers (clinicians), and care managers as well as a geographically dispersed team of clinical and technical experts.  Prior to working at Microsoft, Kathleen held positions at GE Healthcare, Caradigm (a Microsoft & GE Company), and Philips. Kathleen’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.  Kathleen is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice focused on Executive Leadership and Evidence-Based Practice.