2015 Award Recipient Roy L. Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN
Vice President Nursing - Cerner Corporation
Clinical Professor - Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Dr. Simpson is Clinical Professor Emory University and Vice President, Nursing Cerner Corporation. As doctoral faculty and Cerner executive, he provides applied informatics leadership in academe and industry. Thirty-five plus years of experience pioneering nursing informatics and senior executive administration, he authored over 500 articles, books, and chapters. In 1982, primary executive research focus initiated funding of Werley and Lang Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS). In the 80’s his partnership with industry initiatives developed a cadre of informatics scholars. With fellowship in American Academy of Nursing, New York Academy of Medicine, Simpson sits on boards for University of Minnesota, Emory University, Nurses Educational Foundation and PediaQ. He serves ANA, AONE and AMIA on committees. Dr. Simpson received his doctorate in nursing practice-executive leadership at American Sentinel University. Dr. Simpson’s research focused on informatics’ competencies for CNE in multihospital systems resulting in social media and e-communications in a technology rich environment.