Navy Nurse Mary Russell Spills the Tea on EHR Disaster Recovery Planning
HITea With GraceJune 04, 2024

Navy Nurse Mary Russell Spills the Tea on EHR Disaster Recovery Planning

In this episode of HITea, we're honored to have Mary Russell, MJ, BS, RN, a retired Navy Nurse Corps officer and the Senior Director for Clinical Implementation at CliniComp, join us for an insightful conversation. 

Mary shares her incredible journey from starting as a registered nurse to becoming a leader in healthcare IT. She delves into her motivations for transitioning into this field and how her extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient military environments has shaped her approach to healthcare and clinical implementation.

We explore pressing topics such as veterans' mental health, current statistics, and concerns, and how technology is being leveraged to address these issues. Mary provides concrete examples of how technology is enhancing mental health services for veterans and other patient populations. 

Mary also dove into the topic of disaster recovery and the critical role of EHR systems in maintaining healthcare operations during events like the recent devastating tornadoes in the Midwest. She shares real-life experiences from her career, illustrating the crucial role of disaster preparedness and EHR systems in ensuring patient care continuity.

And of course, no HITea With Grace episode would be complete without our signature tea moment! Listen in to learn from and laugh with Mary!