Patricia Dawson, MSN, RN, Johns Hopkins Hospital


Ms. Dawson is the assistant director of nursing clinical quality and Magnet at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has experience in working with nurses at all levels to identify, develop and disseminate best-practices in clinical care and leadership that are worthy of Magnet recognition.  She facilitates the implementation of safety and quality improvement projects and instructs nurses on conduct of clinical outcome measurement.  Ms. Dawson has presented and published on topics the topics of evidence-based practice, quality improvement and measuring patient safety outcomes.


Kelly Hugo, MBA, Anne Arundel Community College


Kelly J. Hugo MBA, RHIA is an assistant professor and the Program Coordinator for the Health Information Technology program at Anne Arundel Community College. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master’s of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Kelly has seventeen years experience in health information including consulting, managing data, large teams, projects and software installations.  In her previous position, she had overall financial responsibility for 14 SQL and pervasive based Health Information Management software applications and product implementations, accountable for 90 staff members, and responsibility for a $30M P&L.


Stephanie Poe, DNP, RN, Johns Hopkins Hospital


Stephanie Poe is Director of Nursing, Clinical Quality and Chief Nursing Information Officer for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and holds a joint appointment with The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She is responsible for planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating central nursing programs that include, but not limited to, clinical quality, documentation management, nursing regulatory readiness, Magnet standards, and clinical data systems. Dr. Poe is responsible for strategic and operational leadership in the development, deployment, re-engineering and integration of clinical information systems. She has published and presented on the topics of quality improvement, patient safety, clinical informatics, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Poe is one of the original developers of the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-based Practice Model and Guidelines and is dedicated to promoting evidence-based clinical quality and informatics initiatives. 


Anna Maria Izquierdo-Porrera, MD PhD, BlueNovo, Inc


Anna Maria Izquierdo-Porrera is the Chief Medical Officer & Quality Improvement Lead for BlueNovo, Inc, a company dedicated to the evaluation and implementation of health care delivery and support systems that improve the efficiency and efficacy of clinical care. Dr. Izquierdo is responsible for the clinical and quality aspects of HIT solution deployments. She is also an improvement advisor and has worked with many health care organizations on quality improvement projects. Prior to joining BlueNovo, Dr. Izquierdo was the Medical Director at a Community Health Center and brings that additional unique perspective to the development of this curriculum. 


Peter Pronovost, PhD, MD, JHU, School of Medicine


Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD is a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician, teacher, researcher, and international patient safety leader. Dr. Pronovost is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and Surgery); in the Bloomberg School of Public Health (Department of Health Policy and Management) and in the School of Nursing.  He is also Medical Director for the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care, which supports quality and safety efforts at the Johns Hopkins Hospitals.  In 2003 Dr. Pronovost established the Quality and Safety Research Group to advance the science of safety.  Dr. Pronovost and his research team are dedicated to improving health care through methods that are scientifically rigorous, but feasible at the bedside.  Dr. Pronovost holds a doctorate in clinical investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Dr. Pronovost has been chosen by the editors of Time Magazine as one of their 100 most influential people for 2008. His work in innovating ways to improve patient safety and care are changing the way, not just the US, how the world thinks about medical care.

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