Laura K. Heermann Langford, RN, PhD

Senior Medical Informaticist
Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research

Director
Nursing Informatics, Intermountain Healthcare

laura.heermann@imail.org

Education

BSN, Nursing, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

MS, Nursing Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

PhD, Nursing Research, emphasis in Clinical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Employment / Experience

1989-1991
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, Adult Telemetry Unit, Lutheran Medical Center, Wheatridge, CO

1992-1993
Agency Staff Nurse, Adult and Pediatric Units, Nursefinders Temporary Services, Northglenn, CO

1991-1992
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, Intermediate Care and Burn Unit, The Children's Hospital of Denver, Denver, CO

1992-1993
Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, The Children's Hospital of Denver, Denver, CO

1993-1995
Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1995-2001
Clinical Research Informaticist, Medical Informatics, Cottonwood Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

2002
Volunteer Staff Nurse, Main Media Center, 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City, UT

1997-2002
Staff Nurse Level 1, Emergency Department, LDS Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

2001-2002
Clinical Analyst/Project Manager, Clinical Workstation, Medical Informatics, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

2001-2010
Volunteer Faculty/Instructor, Clinical Informatics Program, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

2010-2012
Interim Director/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nursing Informatics Program, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

2002-Present
Senior Medical Informaticist, Medical Informatics, Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

2005-Present
Director, Nursing Informatics, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

2012-Present
Director/Assistant Professor, Nursing Informatics Program, College of Nursing, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Honors

Outstanding Master's Student, College of Nursing, University of Utah

 

Memberships / Service

Standards and Interoperability Framework, Committed Member, Transfer of Care and Longterm Care Coordination, Committed Member, 2011-present

AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association), Member/NIWG Member: 1994-Present, NIWG Secretary 2007-2009, NIWG Standards Sub-Committee Co-Chair 2009-present

ENA (Emergency Nurses Association), Representative: ED-EHR/DEEDS Version 2 Workgroup, 2000-present

Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honors Society), Member: 1989-Present, Secretary 1997-1998

HL7, Emergency Care Workgroup, Co-Chair 2007-Present, Patient Care Workgroup, Member 2009-Present, Care Plan Initiative Project Lead, 2011-Present

IHE, Patient Care Coordination Technical Committee, Co-Chair 2009-Present

IHE, Nursing Sub-Committee, 2009-Present

IHE USA Board Member, 2009-PresentAmerican Nurses Association, Member 1989-2009, 2012-present

HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society), Member: 2012 -present

Phi Kappa Phi (Interdisciplinary Honors Society)

National Quality Forum, Critical Paths Care Coordination, Technical Expert Panel (TEP) Member, April-October 2012

UNIN (Utah Nursing Informatics Network), Founder/Member: 1994-Present: Co-Chair 1994-2005

UNIN ANI Representative, 2004-2006

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