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Cory Stephens, DNP, RN, NI-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Previously, he worked at the National Institutes of Health as a nurse consultant - informatics. Throughout his career, Stephens has developed custom clinical decision support in support of clinical research; modernized an in-person electronic health record (EHR) training program to one that is role-based and accessible anywhere in an online learning management system; implemented a mobile EHR application; designed another mobile app for nurses and other clinicians to access reference materials; guided the development of a homegrown telehealth program at the start of the pandemic; pushed the organization forward in its adoption of Microsoft 365 applications by teaching nurses, other clinicians, and staff how and why to use modern communication and collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, Bookings, and Forms; and taught nurses and other information technology staff how to optimize and automate workflows using Power Automate. Stephens has enjoyed precepting nursing informatics graduate students and preparing them for successful careers. Stephens completed his DNP focused on strategies for nurse leaders to promote the integration of information and communication technologies like Microsoft Teams into nursing practice.

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