Mary L. Jahrsdoerfer
Clinical Assistant Professor
College Of Nursing And Public Health
Nexus Building Room 333
Clinical Assistant Professor
College Of Nursing And Public Health
Nexus Building Room 333
Ph.D., UMass Amherst (2012)
M.H.A., Long Island University, N.Y. (1990)
B.S.N., Stony Brook University, N.Y. (1979)
Registered Nurse: Licensed in New York
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Extension Healthcare (national)
Clinical Outcomes Research Scientist, Philips Healthcare (global)
Clinical Nurse Consultant/Project Manager, Philips Healthcare (global)
Director of Cardiovascular Service Line, Northshore University Hospital, Manhasset (now Northwell), N.Y.
Faculty School of Nursing, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Administrative Director of Cardiovascular Services, Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Non-Invasive Stress Testing, Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Assistant Head Nurse: Critical Care, Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Professional Primary Care Nurse: Medical Surgical Unit, Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
A clinical authority in emerging industry healthcare technology, bridging the gap between safe clinical practice and patient safety in the acute care setting. As well as teaching at Adelphi University, Dr. Jahrsdoerfer is employed as the Senior Advisor, Clinical Informatics at Bernoulli Healthcare. This industry leader conducts real-time predictive clinical analytics in the acute-care hospital setting. Her research intent is to demonstrate that by simultaneously 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 Officer at Extension Healthcare, a mobile health IT Company, where her strategic intent was to cultivate an understanding amongst hospital leaders, that as a nation, 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 on cardiology. With over 2 decades of experience in 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 Ph.D. 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.
Organizational and national change agent in healthcare
Clinical Communication, Mobile Health IT, tele-health, Device-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)
Co-chair National Patient Safety Foundation; Innovative Technology Track for the annual congress
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 suit and rescinded the original directive
Family needs in the tele-ICU (dissertation)
Capstone: Healthcare Informatics
Introduction To U.S. Health Care Organization
Management Theory/ Organizational Behavior
Project Management And Information Technology
Emerging technology that affects patient care
Students would not be here without the intent to expand their knowledge base. I see my role as coaching them through this process. We are all continually learning. My role is to share the knowledge which I've had a lifetime focus on, with others.
Journal of Informatics Nursing: September 2016, Vol 1 No. 1, pp 28-29. Interview: Harbinger’s of Healthcare Technology. Jahrsdoerfer M, reported by Pope K
Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology: March/April 2016, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 109-113 Case Study: Reducing Interruption Fatigue through Improved Alarm Support. Jahrsdoerfer M.
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare: April 2015 Vol.12, No.2, p32-37 Reducing Interruption Fatigue with Advanced Alarm-Safety Middleware. Jahrsdoerfer M. & McAlpine B.
Critical Care Nurse Journal -Feb-2013 “The Voice of the Family and Significant-others in the tele-ICU” Jahrsdoerfer M, Goran, S
Telemedicine and e-Health-October 2012. Using Nursing Expertise and Telemedicine to Increase Nursing Collaboration and Improve Patient Outcomes Ruesch C, Mossakowski J, Forrest J, Hayes M, Jahrsdoerfer M, Comeau E, Singleton M.
Computers, Informatics, Nursing-April 2012 Vol.30 No.4”The Role of Clinical Decision Support Tools to Reduce Blood Pressure Variability in Critically Ill Patients Receiving Vasopressor Support” Giuliano K, Jahrsdoerfer M, Case J, Drew T, Raber, G
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing – March 2012 volume 11 Suppl. S3. Advances in the progressive care setting: exploring the new model of a wearable patient monitor at the point of care; the effects of clinical decision support and nurse workflow. Jahrsdoerfer M.
Critical Care Nurse Journal AACN: October 2005 Vol.25, No.5 “The Clinical Usefulness of the EASI 12-Lead Continuous Electrocardiographic Monitoring System”
Jahrsdoerfer M, Giuliano K, Stephens D.
American Journal of Critical Care: May 2003 Vol.12, No.3 “The Use of 12-Lead ECG Monitoring for Arrhythmias and Ischemia in Cardiac Patients” ~Abstract~ ORIGINAL RESEARCH . Jahrsdoerfer M, Giuliano K, Stephens D.
2016 Los Angeles, CA: AONE NAHN (Keynote) “Transforming Nursing Practice; Safety & Quality through technology”. Jahrsdoerfer M
2016 Las Vegas, Nevada: HIMSS (Pod Cast) “Alarm Management & Technology Integration”. Jahrsdoerfer M and Henry N. (Sponsored by Qualcomm Life Co.)
2015 Phoenix, AZ: AONE (Oral) “Clinical Communication and Collaboration” Jahrsdoerfer M
2013 U.S., Boston MA: ENRS (Poster) “Exploring the New Model of Telemedicine: The Effects of Clinical Decision Support to Increase Nursing Collaboration and Improve Patient Outcomes” Ruesch C, Mossakowski J, Forrest J, Hayes M, Jahrsdoerfer M, Comeau E, Singleton M. [Presenter: Jahrsdoerfer]
2013 UK, Glasgow, Scotland: CCNAP (Oral) “Management of Clinical Alarms in ICU Step-down Using the PIIC iX Audit Log” Jahrsdoerfer M [Presenter: Jahrsdoerfer]
2012 U.S., Chicago IL, AACN NTI (Poster) “Multi-parameter Predictive Monitoring for Hemodynamic Instability in the ICU” Jahrsdoerfer M, Eshelman L, Lee KP, Flower A, Gross B, Nielsen L, Saeed M, Frassica JJ. [Presenters: All]
2012 Denmark, Copenhagen: CCNAP (Oral Presentation) “Advances in the progressive care setting: Exploring the new model of Tele-View monitoring at the point of care; the effects of clinical decision support and nurse workflow” Jahrsdoerfer M. [Presenter: Mary Jahrsdoerfer]
2011Belgium, Brussels: CCNAP (Oral) “ST-Map ECG Software Improves Nurses’ Use of and Attitude toward Ischemia Monitoring and the Quality of Patient Care”; Sangkachand P, Sarosario B, Funk M. [Presenter: Mary Jahrsdoerfer]
2011 U.S., Philadelphia, PA ENRS: (Poster) “The Voice of the Family in the eICU”
Jahrsdoerfer M, Goran S. [Presenter: M. Jahrsdoerfer]
2010 U.S., Washington D.C. AACN National Teaching Institute (Oral) “Surveillance: The Key to Patient Safety in the ICU”; [Presenters: Mary Jahrsdoerfer & Elizabeth Henneman]
2010 U.S., Miami, FL., SCCM: (Poster) “ST-Map ECG Software Improves Nurses’ Use of and Attitude toward Ischemia Monitoring and the Quality of Patient Care”; Prasama Sangkachand, Brenda Sarosario, Marjorie Funk. [Presenters: Prasama Sangkachand, Brenda Sarosario, Mary Jahrsdoerfer]
2009 U.S., New Orleans, LA NTI: (Oral) “The Voice of the Family in the eICU”
Jahrsdoerfer M, Goran S. [Presenters: M. Jahrsdoerfer & Susan Goran]
2008 Portugal, Lisbon ESICM: (Poster)Using Clinical Decision Support to Improve the Care of Patients with Sepsis; Giuliano KK, Cummings E, Jahrsdoerfer M, Tivig G, Lecardo M, Staul LA. [Presenter: M. Jahrsdoerfer.]
2005 U.S., Philadelphia, PA: AACN Regional Conference; (Oral) “The Clinical Usefulness of the EASI 12-Lead Continuous Electrocardiographic Monitoring System”Jahrsdoerfer M, Giuliano K, Stephens D. [Presenters: M. Jahrsdoerfer & L. DeProphetis]
2003 U.S., San Antonio, Texas: AACN National Teaching Institute: (Oral) “The Use of 12-Lead ECG Monitoring for Arrhythmias and Ischemia in Cardiac Patients”; Jahrsdoerfer M, Giuliano K, Stephens D. [Presenter: M. Jahrsdoerfer.]
*Healthcare Information Technology: Reducing Hospital Wait Times in the ER using Wearable Patient Tracking Devices and the EHR
*Healthcare Information Technology: Importance of data integrity when reporting Immunization
Registries to meet Meaningful Use guidelines
*Healthcare Information Technology: Using Facial Recognition to Improve Patient Elopement Response Time
*Healthcare Information Technology: The use of mobile technology amongst the elderly: A case study on technology-enhanced diabetes care
*Healthcare Information Technology: Does Telehealth Affect the Outcome of Heart Failure Management?
*Healthcare Information Technology: Reducing Emergency Department Overcrowding with Urgent Care Centers
*Healthcare Information Technology: The Impact of Communication Between Laboratory and Nursing on Transfusion Errors
* Healthcare Information Technology: Effects of Clinical Decision Support Systems in Preventing Postoperative Complications
*Healthcare Information Technology: Diagnostic Images on Patient Portals and Patient Care in Acute Care Hospital Setting
* Healthcare Information Technology: Can Adding a Third Identifier Optimize Patients Safety and Security among Pre-Kidney Transplant Population at Yale-New Haven Transplantation
*Healthcare Information Technology: Perception of clinical nurses on the use of wireless respiratory monitoring to reduce alarm fatigue in the NICU
*Healthcare Information Technology: How Is HIPAA Compliance Maintained on Mobile Devices in Healthcare Facilities?