Judy Murphy, IBM’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), helps develop health IT solutions for providers to improve health care and lower costs. Earlier, she was CNO and Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) in Washington D.C. There she led federal efforts to assist health care providers in adopting health IT to improve care and to promote consumers’ understanding and use of health IT. She joined ONC after 25 years in health informatics at Aurora Health Care (Wisconsin), an integrated delivery network with 15 hospitals, 120 ambulatory centers, and 30,000+ employees. As Vice President-EHR Applications, she led its EHR program since 1995, when Aurora was one of the early adopters of health IT.
She has a long-standing reputation of patient advocacy and a patient-centric approach, marked by energy and commitment to tech-enabled healthcare transformation. She publishes and lectures globally and served on AMIA’s and HIMSS’s Board of Directors. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Medical Informatics and HIMSS. Among her many awards: the AMIA 2014 Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics, the HIMSS 2014 Federal Health IT Leadership Award, the HIMSS 2012 Distinguished Fellows Service Award, and HIMSS 2006 Nursing Informatics Leadership Award. Recognitions: Among the “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” (2007-HealthLeaders magazine), and one of 33 Nursing Informatics Pioneers showcased in the Nursing Informatics History Project.