Barbara has over 25 years of experience in health care. She spent
many years providing direct patient care, primarily in
obstetrics, before transitioning to clinical informatics. Barbara
brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the electronic health
record on topics ranging from the end-user workflow perspective
to data extraction. Barbara has experience with both qualitative
and quantitative research methods. She obtained her Masters and
her PhD in Nursing Science Healthcare Leadership from the Betty
Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
Asma has over 15 years of administrative
Coordinator support experience, including ten years
supporting executives. Her experience includes project
coordination, documentation control, and database management. She
has a strong background in customer service. Asma supports CHPSO
with member contract and database management, team calendar
coordination, presentation development and travel arrangements.
Imhoff joins HQI after heading the Maryland Patient Safety Center
for seven years. As President and CEO there, he successfully
partnered with hospitals to lead multiple improvement efforts,
including their perinatal/neonatal quality collaborative, sepsis
mortality reduction, falls reduction, and one of the most
rigorous hand hygiene compliance programs in the nation. He also
led efforts to pilot both an emotional support program for health
care providers called “Caring for the Caregiver” and a patient
safety certification program for hospitals.
Tim has 34 years of in-depth experience in information technology
across many knowledge domains. That expertise includes a focus on
databases, system performance, virtualization, security, and
programming. He has written dozens of management and
monitoring tools and maintains 11 professional and technical
certifications. Tim supports the CHPSO application/database
pipeline and helps keep the larger Hospital Quality Institute
(HQI) back-end infrastructure running properly.