Kathleen McCormick PhD, RN, FACMI, FAAN, FHIMSS, HIMSS
Dr. Kathleen McCormick is a senior practitioner, researcher, and policy executive in health informatics, bioinformatics, and gerontology. Dr. McCormick spent 13 years as an informatics scientist and clinical trial researcher within the NIH, the National Institute on Aging and Clinical Center. Dr. McCormick then joined the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHRQ) and directed the first clinical practice guideline program, the computer decision support grant programs, and the accelerated electronic health record grant program. She retired as a 06 (Captain) in the USPHS after 30 years of service.
Then Dr. McCormick began her business career with SRA
International, Inc. and developed their Genomics, Bioinformatics and Life Sciences Solutions program that supported the NIH, CDC, DoD, VA, and the FDA. She received the Vision Award from SRA for her business development in genomics and bioinformatics. In May 2004 Dr. McCormick became a Chief Scientist/Vice President at SAIC working to advance innovation in the Health Solutions business unit. In January 2009 she joined SAIC-Frederick (now Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.) as senior principal scientist/vice president. This position principally supported the NIH, National Cancer Institute. She established SciMind, LLC in the spring of 2012. In 2013 she was honored for her work in innovation with the International Informatics Award from Sigma Theta Tau. This is in addition to her multiple awards for her professional accomplishments. She is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and Past-President of the Academy of Medicine of Washington, DC, a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the Academy of Nursing (AAN). She has authored of several books, and the co-author of Essentials in
Nursing Informatics, now in its 6th ed. (2015) which is considered a classic in nursing informatics and recommended for certification in primary care and nursing informatics. She is also the co-author of Healthcare Information Technology: Exam Guide for CompTIA and Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications, 2012. With over 150 publications, she is frequently sought after as a consultant and speaker for many national and international healthcare and professional organizations.