Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, joins the RMS team to serve as nursing advocate and educator
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rubbermaid Medical Solutions (RMS), the leading provider of medication carts and mobile computing solutions for healthcare facilities, has named Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, as the new Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO). In this capacity, Dr. Parker will help develop new products and initiatives that reflect the current needs and trends in the healthcare industry.
“We’re very excited to welcome Cheryl to the RMS team. Her extensive knowledge and experience from the nursing and healthcare fields will help us to develop new solutions which will positively impact the field of patient care,” said Will Hornor, Director of Marketing for RMS. “In this role, Cheryl will help to serve as a nurse advocate by providing insight about what nurses want and need from technology to improve their workflow patterns. This will help us create the best products possible to help healthcare clinicians increase their capacity to care for patients.”
Dr. Parker brings more than 30 years of clinical and academic experience ranging from clinical nursing and management to nursing informatics to her new role. As CNIO, Dr. Parker will be the voice of nurses in product development and new business initiatives for RMS. She will provide insight into workflow patterns in healthcare facilities and how nurses’ use various types of technology so RMS can modify and develop solutions that will improve patient safety and care in clinical settings. She will also serve as a resource for nurses and clinicians with whom RMS works closely and explain how new trends and legislation will impact the industry and individual healthcare organizations.
Dr. Parker’s role as a nursing resource will also extend to speaking engagements, including presenting at various conferences and trade shows throughout the year. As one of her first engagements, she will lead a session at HIMSS next month about medication administration, specifically focusing on how facilities can successfully implement these systems into an organization’s existing workflow to improve patient safety.
“RMS is known throughout the industry for their commitment to clients and superior products, and I am excited that I will be able to play a role in developing solutions that positively impact nursing and clinician workflows,” said Parker. “As a nursing advocate, I hope to be able to help develop the best products while educating clients about the latest informatics trends.”
In addition to her role as CNIO at RMS, Dr. Parker serves as contributing faculty at Walden University’s Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in the Nursing Informatics track. Her research focuses on the impact of technology on clinician workflow. Dr. Parker recently received HIMSS fellow status and received her board certification in nursing informatics from the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is also a member of several professional nursing and healthcare organizations, including: ANIA-CARING, Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association and the Healthcare Informatics Systems Society (HIMSS).
About Rubbermaid Medical Solutions
Rubbermaid Medical Solutions is the leading provider of clinical workstations and mobile computing solutions for healthcare facilities. Product offerings include ergonomically designed mobile computing carts, medication carts and wall-mounted work stations, which are lightweight, customizable and support multiple technologies. Rubbermaid Medical Solutions (www.rubbermaidmedical.com) is part of Newell Rubbermaid’s global portfolio of brands.
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