Dr. Roy Simpson has more than 30 years of experience in nursing informatics and in senior executive administration. His primary executive research focus pioneered the development and funding of the Werley and Lang Nursing Minimum Data Set. Dr. Simpson joined Cerner in 2000 and holds an academic appointment as Clinical Professor with Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing’s new Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. In 2001, Dr. Simplson served as the Frances and Earl Ziegler Visiting Scholar at the University of Oklahoma and in 2002 as the Merle Lott Distinguished Lecturer at Georgia State University. In 2007, he was awarded honorary international membership in the International Medical Informatics Association and also international membership in Sigma Theta Tau International, representing his scholarship and his contribution in the field of informatics. Dr. Simpson lectures extensively around the world and has published more than 500 articles on nursing informatics. He also sits on 12 editorial review boards and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, New York Academy of Medicine, and the National Academies of Practice.