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Catherine Turner

Part-Time Lecturer

Contact

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Catherine Turner, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Nursing/nursing informatics
  • Healthcare informatics
  • EHR

Education

  • MBA, Plymouth State University
  • BSN, College of Saint Teresa

Biography

As associate vice president of MEDITECH, Catherine Turner is responsible for all clinical implementations, working closely with healthcare executives to ensure EHR adoption is in accordance with best practices. With a passion for ensuring that clinicians take advantage of technology to provide safer care while optimizing workflows, Turner works with her dedicated team to ensure that success is achieved. As an advisor on MEDITECH’s Patient Safety Review Board and Customer Patient Safety Advisory Board, she instills the culture of patient safety throughout the organization. Since joining MEDITECH in 1991, she lends her expertise to the implementation, development, and marketing of a variety of clinical solutions.

Turner is well-known as a leader in the nursing informatics community. She is the director of MEDITECH’s Nurse Informatics Program and spearheads the annual Nurse Conference. She is an active member of the HIMSS CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable Summit, a member of the Healthcare Information Management System Society and the American Nursing Informatics Association. Additionally, she represents MEDITECH’s Nursing Informatics Program for the Alliance for Nursing Informatics. Turner is a regular reviewer for their publications, as well as a popular presenter at nationwide conferences and past content expert for AHIMA publications. She is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Health Informatics Program, and School of Nursing, having taught programs both in the classroom and online, and recently developed and taught Introduction to Health Informatics in a newly formed program at the University of Miami.

Additionally, Turner has over a decade’s worth of experience as a licensed registered nurse in both the acute and outpatient settings. As nurse manager at Concord Hospital, she helped lead the implementation of a patient care system, embracing nursing informatics throughout the rest of her career. She later became manager of mammography clinics in Bedford and Dover. She was invited to join the Gamma Epsilon chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.