Ms. Linda Travis Macomber

School of Health and Human Services
Health Sciences

Personal Information
Linda Travis Macomber joined the School of Health and Human Services as Adjunct Faculty in July 2009. In June 2010, she became an Assistant Professor at the Center for Technology and Health Sciences in San Diego. For over 25 years, Professor Macomber has specialized in clinical/nursing informatics, electronic health records (EHR), and the effective infusion of innovative technologies into clinical and nursing practice. She currently certifies EHR vendor systems nationally working with the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) and has chaired the prestigious Davies Award national committee for EHR Excellence. Coordinating health information technology initiatives from health care delivery, vendor, and national consulting firm perspectives, Professor Macomber has contributed to improving health care quality/health outcomes and reducing health care costs by providing better information to practitioners at the point of care. She has participated in patient care systems design, planning, selection, development, workflow, staff education, return on investment, and ongoing optimization. She has consulted at the initiation of large multi-stakeholder EHR programs for Kaiser Permanente and the Department of Defense, and has worked with many leading organizations in the field including SAIC, Healthlink, IBM, UCSD, Genentech, Perot Systems, National Institutes of Health, Midmark corporation, and Anvita Health. Professor Macomber began her career as an ICU nurse at The Children’s Hospital in Boston. She has since traveled extensively consulting and giving presentations across the United States, Hawaii, and internationally including Finland, Germany, France, South Africa, and Brazil.

Selected Awards
2008 National Spirit of HIMSS Award (Healthcare Information Management and System Society)

2007 Chair appointment for National Davies Award Committee for EHR Excellence

2001 First place award at International MUSE meeting (Medical User Software Exchange) and invitation to speak in South Africa

1997 Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Community Leader award

1988 Participated on core team awarded the billion-dollar Department of Defense Composite Health Care System (CHCS) contract award

Selected Publications
Macomber, L., “Innovation in Ambulatory Practice: The Impact of Connected Medical Devices", The Digital Office, Healthcare Information Management and System Society (HIMSS), Nov 2009

Macomber, L., and Branning, M., “Dollars and Sense: Is EMR a Smart Investment for your Practice”, San Diego County Medical Society, 2008

Macomber, L., “21st Century Nursing: The Impact of Informatics on Patient Care Delivery and Outcomes,” Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society San Diego, CA, 2008

Macomber, L., “Community Clinics Health Network: Connecting for Care E-Health for People and Communities”, Kay Center Symposium, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, 2006

Macomber, L., and Draper, P., “Project Management Lite”, Genentech Corporation publication, San Francisco, CA, 2004

Macomber, L., “You are Now Free to Move about the Medical Center: Using Wireless Laptops to Improve Patient Care”, International MUSE meeting South Africa, 2001

Macomber, L. and Sadler, G., “The Cancer Information Highway: Enhancing Staff/Patient Education Using the Internet”, HIMSS National Annual Meeting and proceedings, San Diego, CA, 1997

Macomber, L., and Sutera, J., “ The Oncology Information Highway”, NIH,NCI, Bethesda, MD, 1995

Travis, L., (maiden name) “Patient Care Systems: Today's Development and Tomorrow's Vision”, publication and presentation Kuopio University and Mumps Users Group Helsinki, Finland, 1989

Content Taught
Currently teach Informatics for Health Professionals.

Contact Details

School of Health and Human Services
(858) 309-3495