Barbara Abeling, PhD, MS, RN Safety and Reliability Clinical Advisor
Barbara has over 25 years of experience in health care. She spent many years providing direct patient care, primarily in obstetrics, before transitioning to clinical informatics. Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the electronic health record on topics ranging from the end-user workflow perspective to data extraction. Barbara has experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods. She obtained her Masters and her PhD in Nursing Science Healthcare Leadership from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Barbara was presented with the 2017 award for Innovative Technology for her dissertation work utilizing multi-site electronic health record and administrative data in a study of the impact of organizational factors on outcomes for women with a prior cesarean birth. At CHPSO, Barbara utilizes patient safety data to provide informative reports and education with the goal of eliminating preventable harm and improving the quality and reliability of healthcare delivery.