Angela Ross, DNP, MPH, PMP, DASM, PHCNS-BC, LTC (ret) U.S. Army, joined UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) on August 1, 2015, as an assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics. She is an adjunct at the UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and the UTHealth School of Public Health Regional Campus in Brownsville, TX. Ross also taught nursing informatics at UT Health San Antonio in the School of Nursing. Her project interests include performance improvement; project management; system implementation; program and project evaluation; and policy development, teamwork, and workflow analysis. Ross served over 25 years in the Army Medical Department. Ross has held positions as chief medical information officer, acting chief of system service and design, and project manager for the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center Defense Health Agency (DHA). She is an informatics consultant and leader in the implementation, integration, and operation of emerging and fielded clinical information technologies. As a senior project manager, she implemented an electronic medical record for large medical treatment facilities. Ross also provides consultation on the identification, evaluation, application, and implementation of new and existing information technologies supporting health care and administrative functions for over 30 medical treatment facilities. Ross earned a BSN from Dillard University, MPH from Tulane University, an MS in nursing informatics from the University of Maryland, a Master’s Certificate in IS/IT project management from Villanova University, and a DNP with an emphasis on informatics and executive leadership from the University of Maryland. She is certified by the American Nurses Association (ANA) as a clinical nurse specialist in public health, and by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Manager. In addition, she maintains ITIL certification.
“In my opinion, biomedical informatics illustrates the importance of problem identification, requirements, workflow, system analysis, and Interprofessional teamwork to improve the assessment, planning, selection, implementation, and evaluation of patient care technologies. Efficient and effective systems can lead to better decision-making, improve patient outcomes, and promote staff satisfaction. Integrating biomedical informatics into clinical practice will support the transformation of health care.”