Zipnosis Chief Medical Information Officer to deliver fall commencement address
Kevin Lee Smith, DNP, FNP, FAANP, chief medical information officer at the virtual health care software and technology company Zipnosis, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing Fall Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium.
Smith, a graduate of the School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, has been at the vanguard of developing disruptive innovations focused on improving access and quality of health care for patients. In 1999, he helped to develop QuickMedx, which became MinuteClinic, the first and largest retail clinic operator in the country. He served in leadership roles contributing to electronic health record design, clinical informatics, integration of evidence-based practices, and supporting and expanding the role of nurse practitioners in clinical and business leadership positions.
In 2010, Smith joined Zipnosis as its second employee. The company licenses a virtual care software platform to more than 30 health systems throughout the country. In his current role, Smith provides strategic leadership for the development and implementation of evidence-based virtual care services, focused on improving the patient experience and access to care.
Smith taught at the School of Nursing and currently serves on the School of Nursing Foundation Board. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Education Committee chair for the American Telemedicine Association, American Telemedicine Association Industry council member, and an inaugural member of the Clear Health Quality Institute (CHQI) National Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee. He is also is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the American Medical Informatics Association and the National Speakers Association.
The School of Nursing’s Fall Commencement Ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube.