Date & Time: November 12, 2020 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Virtual

This event is postponed.

Emerging health technology is ubiquitous across the entire healthcare continuum, from acute care in hospitals, to home-care, to wellness. It takes a coordinated interdisciplinary team (both clinicians and nonclinical experts) to achieve successful outcomes. Moving private patient data-points across this continuum (both real-time data and retrospective data) requires collaboration outside your own professional expertise. This type of trust is an essential core attribute to Healthcare Informatics, which is the fastest-growing multidisciplinary team in healthcare today.

About the Speaker

Mary Jahrsdoerfer, Ph. D., RN


Dr. Mary Jahrsdoerfer is a clinical authority in emerging industry healthcare technology and clinical surveillance, bridging the gap to safe clinical practice and patient safety in the acute care setting. As well as teaching at Adelphi University, Dr. Jahrsdoerfer is employed at the Northwell Hospital System as Clinical Innovation Scientist for Emerging Health Technologies for all 23 hospitals. Interfacing decades of experience in hospital, industry, and academia, her research intent with wireless, wearable, mobile, and tele-technology is to demonstrate that by trending and analyzing disparate clinical data points, a predictive warning may be communicated to clinical staff – prior to a serious adverse patient event. Preceding her current role, she served as Chief Nursing Information Officer at Capsule Technologies (clinical surveillance & medical -device integration); Chief Nursing Information Officer at Bernoulli Health (clinical surveillance through predictive analytics); Chief Nursing Officer at Extension Healthcare (mobile health IT company); all industry roles focused on a strategic intent to cultivate an understanding amongst nationwide hospital leaders that we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in the way patient information should be safely disseminated. Previous to that, she served as Clinical Scientist at Philips Healthcare, where she conducted evidenced-based research, publication in peer-reviewed journals, and public speaking to convey her message. Mary has her clinical foundation as a critical care nurse, with a focus in cardiology. With over 2 decades of experience in strong hospital leadership and complex program development, her career interests grew to emerging healthcare technologies specific to patient safety. Mary has a BSN from Stony Brook University; an MHA from Long Island University; and a PhD from UMass Amherst. Mary is a Registered Nurse, a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, and Fellow of the NY Academy of Medicine. Experience includes…..

  • Organizational and national change agent in healthcare
  • Clinical Communication, Mobile Health IT, Tele-health, Medical Device-development & regulation, Cyber-security, Population-health, Medicare payment reform
  • Integral involvement in external industry and national coalitions/committees
  • Value-based results through hospital-based clinical trials-Qualitative & Quantitative outcomes analysis
  • Publications in professional peer-reviewed journals
  • Public speaker, (nationally and internationally, including keynote and podcast)
  • Co-chair National Patient Safety Foundation; Innovative Technology Track for annual congress
  • Editorial Peer Reviewer: Journal of Computers, Informatics, Nursing
  • The Joint Commission (TJC) safety standards committee; advisor regarding the need to lead change initiatives for more consistent, reliable and safe mobile hospital communications
  • Developed goals and objectives urging the Joint Commission to set safety standards around mobile communication of patient confidential information and physician texting of orders. Result: TJC followed suite and rescinded original directive
  • Family needs in the tele-ICU (dissertation)
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