"Standards are the key to system interoperability "
Casey Thompson, MSN, RN-BC
Nurse Informaticist

Casey Thompson is a registered nurse and board-certified nurse informaticist with more than 19 years of clinical experience, including intensive care and case management. She was the subject matter expert for the pain management and stroke measures at the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality. Casey worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission to develop, refine, and maintain those measures, as well as educate abstractors across the country. For her practicum at Duke University, Casey worked with HL7 to formulate standards for electronic health record (EHR) usability. She has also assisted in creating and developing clinical software systems.

At Lantana, Casey develops standards-based solutions to address client requirements. Casey conducts research, analysis, and issue resolution to ensure projects align with clients’ expectations. Casey supports the NHSN Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR) Module, training hospitals and healthcare systems to submit AU and AR data into NHSN via CDA. Casey leverages value from existing standards to create new standards where gaps appear. Casey focuses on CDA, C-CDA, and quality-based measures. She maps data elements in QDM to QRDA templates and terminologies. Casey is HL7 FHIR Proficient certified and a certified CDA Specialist.

Q & A

Best advice received:

Never give up. Always keep trying and you can achieve anything.

I can’t live without:

Caffeine or Chocolate

My favorite quote is:

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt within the heart.” Helen Keller

My favorite movie is:

A tie between Casablanca and An Affair to Remember. I love to sit and watch old movies.

Downtime: how do you relax?

I like to be outdoors, mostly hiking or gardening. I try to spend as much time in nature as I can, it is soothing to the soul.