Kimberly Burress

Assistant Vice President and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer @ Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Kimberly Burress is the AVP and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has been a nurse for over 30 years and a health care leader for over 20. In her role as CNIO, Kimberly has a portfolio of services that includes Nursing Informatics, Biomedical Engineering and the Technology Training team. As a health care leader, Kimberly combines her knowledge of nursing, patient care, informatics concepts and change management to effectively address the information and knowledge needs of healthcare professionals and patients to promote safe, effective, and efficient use of health IT in clinical setting. Kimberly has been a featured speaker at several conference including the Epic User Group Meeting (2018), Tech Girls (2015 and 2016), and the GE Healthcare Conference (2006 & 2007).

The Tip of the Iceberg – The Importance of Technology in Healthcare

Kimberly’s talk will articulate the importance of IT in the health care space. The presentation will provide a high level overview of how technology integrates into safe patient care and the importance of maintaining high reliability. Kimberly will share briefly about her journey as a nurse and nursing leader and how involvement in information technology changed the landscape of her career. Key Take-Aways: 1. Why IT is important in the healthcare space, 2. The importance of IT staying connected to the mission and vision of patient safety and high reliability.