Roy L. Simpson, RN, C, CMAC, FNAP, FAAN, is vice president, nursing informatics, at Cerner Corporation. He is responsible for strategic sales/planning the patient care enterprise and industry relations related to professional nurse practice. With more than 600 published articles and presentations on nursing informatics and professional issues to his credit, he is an internationally known speaker with 30+ years experience and contributor to numerous professional publications and editorial boards, including Nursing Forum, Applied Nursing Research and Nursing Administration Quarterly. Simpson was a pioneer in the development and funding of the Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and National Academies of Practice, a member of the Board of Governors for the National League for Nursing (NLN) and NLN Chair of the Council of Nurse Executives. Holder of several faculty appointments, Simpson and his colleagues initiated a world-class faculty for an online nursing administration and nursing informatics master’s program.