Ms. Linda Macomber
Linda Travis Macomber is Program Director for the MS Health Informatics and a Clinical Assistant Professor at National University. For the past 35 years, Professor Macomber has pioneered and specialized in health informatics, electronic health records, and decision support. Since founding the new graduate program in 2010, she has developed curriculum, coordinated faculty, led the Health Innovation Technology Center of Excellence, taught and advised students in emerging practices in health IT, served on university committees, and created a health tech discovery lab.
Prior to academia, her career focused on healthcare delivery, consulting nationally and globally, and working with health technology developers. She contributed to trailblazing initiatives including: leading a requirements team for what has growth to become Kaiser Permanente’s HealthConnect System, winning the billion-dollar Department of Defense Composite Health Care System (CHCS) award, developing workflows for technology used in the Executive Health Clinic for our nation’s leaders in Bethesda, and Chairing the national HIMSS Davies Award for EHR Excellence. She has consulted with IBM, SAIC (now Leidos), Healthlink, Genentech, Anvita Health, the University of California, Children’s hospitals, Community Clinics, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, and multiple startups. A frequently invited speaker at national and international conferences over 4 decades, her health and tech career has taken her to all 50 states and 5 continents. Highlights include Helsinki Finland, Meditech South Africa, TEPR, ANIA, the NIH, NCI, MUSE, and Claremont Graduate University, and many HIMSS annual and Southern California meetings.
Beginning her career as a pediatric RN and ICU nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital, she earned her BSN from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. Current research interests include personal health informatics, health decision support, telehealth, and her health tech discovery lab.
- American Nurse Informatics Association
- HIMSS Southern California Chapter
- Macomber, L. (2018). Interprofessional Education (IPE): Integrating Informatics and Simulation Content into SHHS: A Proposed Model. Poster presented at the Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care, Boston, MA.
- Macomber, L. (2017). Personal Health Informatics: Preparing Healthcare Professionals for Patient-Centered Technologies. Poster presented at the Personal Health Informatics: Preparing Healthcare Professionals for Patient-Centered
Technologies. Poster session presented at the Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care, Baltimore, MD.
Planetree International Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.
- Macomber, L. (2017). Creating 2020 Vision: Key Trends Influencing Informatics. Conference presented at the American Nurse Informatics Association Meeting, San Diego, CA.
- Macomber, L. (2016). Career Opportunities in Health IT. Conference presented at the Oral presentation at Southern California Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS) Academic Alliance, San Diego, CA..
- Macomber, L. (2016). Design and Development of an Electronic Mobile/Telehealth Symptom Monitoring System/Device (ePRO Fatigue©, Using the Piper Fatigue Scale-12 (PFS-12), PROMIS Fatigue, and Other Symptoms:. Conference presented at the Western Institute of Nursing Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
- Macomber, L. (2015). Zoom Your Classroom! Finding the Best Tools to Meet with Your Students and Colleagues Online In and Out of Your LMS. Seminar presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
- Macomber, L. (2012). What Apps are in your Pocket? The Value of mHealth Apps on the Front Lines of Community Health. Conference presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, San Francisco, CA.
- Macomber, L. (2012). Did you know there is an App for That?. Conference presented at the HIMSS12 Global Meeting – full hour presentation speech for audience of over a thousand people at Innovative HIT XO event, Las Vegas, NV.