MSN - Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha, NE
MHSA - Trident University, Cypress, CA
BSN - Clarkson College, Omaha, NE
Assistant Professor Deb Adams has 20+ years of nursing experience in both civilian and military settings. Throughout her nursing career, she has been involved in informatics in numerous environments. Her first experience with informatics was teaching an electronic health record (EHR) in a hospital setting within two years of licensure. In an outpatient surgery environment, she was involved in the collection and analysis of data for legal, regulatoryand quality purposes. As an Air Force officer, she was a member of a Beta testing team for the military EHR Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) for both stateside and mobile application of AHLTA for deployed medical units.
Most recently, her role as an informatics nurse specialist has included responsibility for workflow analysis for a local health system during implementation, testing and upgrades of EHRs. She has developed, implemented and delivered EHR training material for hospital staff and consumers. Assistant Professor Adams has led a team in achievement of MU Stage 1 & 2 through EHR documentation in a hospital and first-time successful accomplishment of PQRS in the clinics. In addition, she has facilitated implementation of a patient portal working with the community.
The myriad of areas worked allowed Assistant Professor Adams to relate to interdisciplinary teams improving EHRs utilization and increasing positive patient outcomes. During her years of working in informatics, she developed a passion for teaching informatics and recently joined the NMC team. At NMC, Assistant Professor Adams is the core coordinator of the MSN Informatics track.
Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards
Deb is currently serving on the board for the Tau Tau chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International as the co-chair for newsletter/publicity section.