Nursing Information Services brings together professional nursing practice process understanding and technology to address the information technology needs for clinical, administrative and research processes.

Nursing Information Services (NIS) Staff

Rhonda Schoville, PhD, RN, MSBA

Manager of Nursing Information Systems

Manages the administrative and operational activities of the NIS department. She leads many major programs such as the Call light deployment, OmniCell program, MAR pilot, etc. She represents the department on hospital committees and other activities ensuring collaboration with hospital-wide groups for systematic and programmatic developments.

Antoinette Bragg

Data Coordinator (User Liaison/Coordinator)

Responsible for coordinating data preparation & reporting for management with the Call Light, OneStaff, and other systems within the NIS department. She develops and generates programs/process for tracking, writing, and analyzing data.

Julie Wash

Administrative Assistant Senior

Responsible for back-up and support to OneStaff Coordinators, report production, interface file development, and supporting NIS manager.

Kathy Dunnuck, BFA, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse - Informatics

Holds role of Nursing Webmaster, where she makes information of value available to UMHS Nurses, such as policies, procedures, skills, newsworthy events, etc., via an intranet website. She also oversees the nursing internet, providing nursing news, etc. to a world-wide audience. Additionally, she assumes other nursing informatics projects.

Elaine Fioravanti, BSN, RN

NACHRI Data Coordinator (User Liaison/Coordinator)

Oversees and coordinates programs (ie NACHRI) which provide comparative information on patient care staffing, hospital resource utilization, and patient populations and provided services through discussions with nurse managers, data collection, reports generation and patient care queries to other hospitals. Develops and provides formal education for the One Staff program. This includes education for first time users, program upgrades, revisions of code definitions as well as coordination of a team of experienced Administrative Assistants who identify issues requiring problem solving. She assumes other responsibilities that include quality assurance activities and participates in hospital wide committees including Urgent/Emergent Hospital Communication Committee and Web Advisory Committee.

Sharon Sheets

Training Specialist Senior

Provides training for new Administrative Assistants and conducts ongoing training of all AAs on the inpatient units. Conducts audits for payroll, HR and Blue Folder accuracy and compliance.

David Jerkins

Clinical Senior Business Analyst

Works collaboratively with Biomedical Engineering, MCIT, and Nursing Services to coordinate and integrate new technology at the bedside while improving overall workflow. Facilitates training, quality and safety while supporting implementations across the organization. Other responsibilities include oversight of all cardiac monitors, pulse oximetry devices, SANS, pager notifications, escalation standards, phones and other communication devices. Liaison to Nursing Services providing data interpretation via technology to improve outcomes, generate efficiencies and increase overall satisfaction. Participates on a wide variety of hospital committees, ensuring safety standards are met while introducing new technology.



Target Audience: All | Authors/Contacts: Jacqui Baugh, Kathy Dunnuck, Lainey Fioravanti and Rhonda Schoville
Date of last review: July 2015 | Web Publisher for the Nursing Information website is Kathy Dunnuck