Karen Monsen

Karen Monsen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. An early adopter of health information technology she has focused on improving the quality of practice and population health outcomes through informatics. As a nurse manager, Karen implemented a computerized documentation system in a public health department in 1999, and immediately began to search the data for meaningful information. She began her academic career in 2007, specializing in informatics research using large data sets, developing new methods and models to describe nurses’ work, and link nursing interventions to client outcomes. Karen is an award-winning teacher whose creativity and depth of knowledge make the most complex of informatics topics fascinating to students while stimulating the thinking of senior colleagues. She leads the Omaha System Partnership for Knowledge Discovery and Health Care Quality with affiliate members from fifteen countries. Karen is transforming the landscape of nursing and health care by giving nurses and all health care professionals a data-based voice with which to proclaim the powerful outcomes of care.

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Leadership in Interprofessional Informatics (Coursera)

In this course, students in the health and information technology professions will examine models for interprofessional collaboration and teamwork, practice communication techniques to promote effective interaction, and envision futures literacy in interprofessional informatics scenarios. We will hear from nurses and other informaticians who are leading and working interprofessionally, and [...]

Nursing Informatics Training and Education (Coursera)

In this fourth of our five courses, I will go deeper into the training and education leadership skills that are helpful for nursing informatics leaders. I will also guide you through the process of preparing a course document or syllabus for the nursing informatics specialty both in academic settings [...]

Skills for Nursing Informatics Leaders (Coursera)

In this first of our five courses, Dr. Karen Monsen introduces the nursing informatics leadership essentials and skills that will guide you through your studies as you apply leadership principles to the nursing informatics specialty.

Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics (Coursera)

Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics is a graduate-level, hands-on interactive exploration of real informatics tools and techniques offered by the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota's National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. We will be incorporating technology-enabled educational innovations to bring the subject matter to life. Over the [...]