Faculty Profiles

Mary L. Jahrsdoerfer

Clinical Associate Professor
Health Informatics, College of Nursing and Public Health

Nexus Building 341

General Information



Ph.D., UMass Amherst (2012)

M.H.A., Long Island University, N.Y. (1990)

B.S.N., Stony Brook University, N.Y. (1979)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse: Licensed in New York

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

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.

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

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.

Experience includes…..

 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)

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