Meet the Healthcare Innovation Online Certificate Program Director
Dr. Tiffany Kelley PhD MBA RN is the DeLuca Foundation Visiting Professor for Innovations and New Knowledge at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Dr. was appointed to this role in August 2018. She is charged with developing and executing a strategic plan to foster innovation across academic programs and develop the Healthcare Innovation Certificate Program starting in January 2020. Kelley is a leading expert on the topics of healthcare innovation and informatics in the contemporary times of delivering safe, efficient, timely, patient-centered, effective and equitable care to patients and their families. By preparing our nursing students and current nurses with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes toward innovative behaviors and culture, we hold the potential to drive significant positive change in the profession of nursing and healthcare at large. Dr. Kelley is also an active healthcare innovator and entrepreneur. She is the Founder & CEO of Nightingale Apps and iCare Nursing Solutions. She is a published author, international keynote speaker, and thought leader committed toward improving on limitations within the status quo. Dr. Kelley is the author of Electronic Health Records or Quality Nursing and Health Care, a textbook offering comprehensive insights on the complex tool we are dependent upon today as health care professionals. Dr. Kelley currently serves as an Advisor for Northeastern University's Healthcare Innovation and EntrepreNURSEship Board and is the current President-Elect of the American Nurses Association of Massachusetts. In 2017, Kelley was recognized as one of the top 12 women in healthcare and awarded Excellence in Innovation for Nightingale Apps' Know My Patient in 2018.