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Historic ACMI Biography

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Carole Gassert is the Informatics Nurse Consultant and Advisor for Informatics and Distance Learning in the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Gassert received a BS in Nursing from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Nursing from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Nursing with a minor in instructional design from the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Gassert has been a leader in establishing informatics as a specialty practice within nursing. Her initial informatics work was to implement a bedside clinical information system as a cardiac surgical clinical nurse specialist to link the cardiac-thoracic surgical suites and intensive care units. After her doctoral work in informatics, she developed and coordinated the first nursing informatics doctoral programs in the world, establishing standards for graduate nursing informatics education. She also developed a summer institute to help faculty and practicing nurses learn more about informatics. She has led an expert panel in establishing a national agenda for nursing informatics and developed initiatives in distance learning, telehealth, and credentialing. Dr. Gassert has recently been inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Her honors include recognition by the National League for Nursing for her contributions to nursing informatics education and the Administrator's Special Citation from Health and Human Services for her work in informatics. Dr. Gassert has served on national committees for the American Medical Informatics Association, the International Medical Informatics Association, the American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International. She is currently on the Nursing Informatics 2003 planning committee and is working with a task force to revise the scope of practice and standards for nursing informatics.


The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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