Cedars-Sinai Selects James Jones as Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Following a nationwide search, Cedars-Sinai has appointed James Jones, MHA, MSN, NEA-BC, RN-BC, as the inaugural chief nursing informatics officer.
Jones will be responsible for the integration of nursing and healthcare informatics across all care settings within Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Network, Huntington Health and the Academic Enterprise.
“We are excited to have James in this new collaborative position that will build upon Cedars-Sinai’s proud history of innovation,” said Craig Kwiatkowski, PharmD, senior vice president and chief information officer.
Nursing informatics integrates the science of nursing with multiple information and analytical sciences to effectively incorporate data, information, and knowledge to support patient care and advance nursing practice.
Jones, a respected nursing informatics expert, is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in nursing informatics and as a Nurse Executive Advanced. He joins Cedars-Sinai from UW Medicine health system in Washington, where he spent eight years in executive nursing services and operational roles. Prior to becoming UW’s chief nursing informatics officer, Jones was vice president of Nursing Operations and chief nursing informatics officer at UW Medicine’s Valley Medical Center.
At Cedars-Sinai, Jones will provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure nurses and other frontline staff members are involved in the design and use of technology.
Working in partnership with nursing leaders at each Cedars-Sinai location and affiliate, Jones will drive data-based efforts to support the highest level of patient care by improving workflows and processes, supporting technology-enabled transformation, and advancing new healthcare delivery capabilities.
Additionally, Jones will collaborate with Cedars-Sinai's Human Resources team to lead technology training teams that support e-learning and the onboarding of new employees.
“James’ deep experience and collaborative leadership style will serve Cedars-Sinai’s mission to constantly enhance the care we provide to patients while also ensuring staff wellbeing,” said David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, senior vice president, chief nursing executive and the James R. Klinenberg, MD, and Lynn Klinenberg Linkin Chair in Nursing in honor of Linda Burnes Bolton.
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