Vision statement 

To increase the footprint of nursing informatics throughout UCSF Health and improve the engagement of frontline staff in Clinical Information System maintenance and improvement efforts 

Program overview 

Informatics Champions (ICs) will spend approximately 8 - 12 hours each pay period from August through May learning about Lean and Design Thinking methodologies, contributing their knowledge of departmental clinical workflows to ensure that Clinical Information Systems (CIS), including the Electronic Health Record (EHR), are thoughtfully designed and provide a positive usability experience and focusing on an improvement project. In their capacity as liaisons and consultants, ICs collaborate with clinical stakeholders, Informatics colleagues, and Clinical Systems teams to make appropriate recommendations and provide input for improvements while increasing their knowledge of Clinical Information Systems and APeX change processes and content.

Duties of the ICs will include the following: 

  • Representing the interest of their care area and serving as a subject matter expert in clinical workflows   
  • Developing a project to optimize the use of APeX with the assistance of the NI team 
  • Advocating for best practice needs and helping centralized Clinical Nurse Informaticists (CNIs) and Clinical Systems (CS) teams to optimize and standardize clinical workflows 
  • Attending governance meetings  
  • Assist with design, content validation, testing, and development of education material and training  
  • Presenting project to UCSF Health leadership and staff 


Three pillars of user satisfaction include strong user mastery, shared ownership, and meeting unique user needs


Executive sponsors

Kay Burke

Kay Burke, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Art Dominguez, Jr.

Arthur (Art) Dominguez Jr., DNP, MSN, RN, CENP

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Vice President for UCSF Health Adult Services

Judie Boehmer

Judie Boehmer, MN, RN, NEA-BC, FABC

Chief Nursing Officer, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

Vice President of Children’s Nursing Services for UCSF Health


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