Debra M. Wolf
PhD, MSN, RN
Dr. Debra Wolf is an associate professor of nursing at Chatham University and an independent healthcare informatics consultant. Dr. Wolf has over 30 years of experience within the healthcare arena. Her academic area of interest is within the Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Master of Science in Nursing programs, leading course content in evidence-based practice, developing practice scholarship, healthcare informatics, and innovative technology. Her area of expertise focuses on integrating technology into a healthcare setting utilizing change management and process redesign. Dr. Wolf has worked closely with various IT vendors and health systems in exploring and integrating new technologies. Dr. Wolf was invited to testify in front of the IOM on the future needs of nursing where she emphasized the need for innovative technology to be integrated into all nursing programs. Dr. Wolf is a member of multiple organizations including HIMSS, NLN, ANA, and Sigma Theta Tau. In addition she served on the board of Western PA HIMSS Chapter and on the NLN: Education Technology Information Management Advisory Committee.
She has presented nationally and internationally on various topics involving nursing and health IT. Dr. Wolf has written numerous articles and a book chapter on various topics involving nursing, Health IT and patient outcomes. Most recently she co-authored a book titled “Social Media for Nurses: Educating Patients and Practitioners in a Networked World.”