Women Leaders in Digital Health 2018
Dr. Margaret Kennedy, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Gevity
“As a clinician and certified health informatics expert, Dr. Kennedy is recognized for her deep understanding and expertise in the health care sector and clinical disciplines, strategic leadership and health system analysis, and in organizational change management in complex health projects and healthcare transformation.”
– Peggy White, Project Director C-HOBIC & Past President of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association
In her role as Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Gevity, Dr. Kennedy serves as a Clinical Change Manager and a Senior Advisor in large, complex, politically charged, transformation projects involving interprofessional stakeholders across Canada and internationally. She leads the design of large stakeholder engagements, environmental scans and literature reviews to support deep analysis of healthcare. Dr. Kennedy has provided senior clinical research leadership to the World Health Organization on eHealth and health transformation in the Western Pacific Region.
Dr. Kennedy is currently working with the Tonga Ministry of Health on an initiative that will improve the quality and access of data to support timely decision-making, reduce the administrative burden on healthcare, and improve the health outcomes of the people of Tonga. In this role she provides senior level change management expertise to the Ministry.
She recently completed a five-year strategic plan for The Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. This involved detailing a new vision of health services and innovation in care delivery for children, including mapping the client journey and provided facilitation activities to support the upcoming MEDITECH upgrade.