Kelly AldrichDNP, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, RYT
Dr. Aldrich is a board-certified Informatics Nurse Specialist and has served over 35 years in healthcare clinical, leadership and informatics roles. She is known as a visionary Nursing Informatics Executive leader and is regarded for her innovative solutions dedicated to providing a bridge between nursing practice and technology solutions that best support current patient care practices, as well as find new solutions to solve care environment interoperability hazards and burdens today’s healthcare teams face. Her passion and dedication for a seamless patient-centered care environment from an informatics lens have led to safer, more efficient and effective care environments.
Along with her current role as Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at The Center of Medical Interoperability, she continues to serve on the faculty of two universities, teaching Nursing Informatics in graduate and doctoral programs at Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland. In addition, Dr. Aldrich has served on multiple ONC task forces, including interoperability experience, standards, cybersecurity and contributes to the HIMSS data intelligence and nursing informatics executive committees on a national level.
She is well-published in Informatics for Nursing documentation standards, highly reliable technology innovation introducing the model of BELT, Blending Education Leadership and Technology. Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Aldrich was the inaugural Chief Nursing Informatics Officer for HCA. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Healthcare Systems Leadership and Nursing Informatics, and a Doctorate of Nursing from the University of South Florida, Tampa.