Kathleen McCormick, PhD, is a senior practitioner, researcher, and policy executive in health informatics and bioinformatics. She spent 13 years as an informatics scientist and clinical trial researcher within the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging and Clinical Center. In 2009 Dr. McCormick joined SAIC-F as Senior Principal Scientist/Vice President. Honored with fellowships in nursing, informatics, and gerontology, she is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine and received the President's Award from the American Medical Informatics Association of America in 1998. Dr. McCormick is the coauthor of Essentials in Nursing Informatics and author of several other books.Brian Gugerty DNS, RN, has been involved in clinical informatics for more than 20 years. His experience includes academics, clinical informatics, software development, and counseling healthcare providers in Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation planning, activation, and optimization. Brian has authored or co-authored more than 30 articles and book chapters on the theory, practice, and the future of clinical informatics. He has been a frequent presenter of the theory and practice of EHRs by exploring a wide range of subjects for institutions both in the USA and abroad.