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Judy Murphy - 1975

Professional Achievement

The recipient of this award has achieved significant success in her/his paid profession/career marked by her/his accomplishments.


Judy Murphy Alverno College Professional Achievement Award RecipientJudy Murphy is Deputy National Coordinator for Programs & Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. She coordinates federal efforts to assist health care providers, consumers and organizations in adopting health information technology to improve care. Judy approaches her work with unyielding energy as well as passion and commitment to the healthcare transformation enabled by technology.

Murphy graduated from Alverno College with a degree in nursing in 1975. She went to Washington D.C. in December of 2011 with more than 25 years of health informatics experience at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, where she led their electronic health record (EHR) program since 1995.  As Vice President of EHR Applications, she helped Aurora receive Hospital & Health Networks’ “100 Most Wired” award for the last eight years.  In 2007 she was named one of the “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” by HealthLeaders magazine.

She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on implementation methodologies, automated clinical documentation, and use of technology to support evidence-based practice.  She has written a column in the Journal of Healthcare Information Management. She has been on numerous informatics conference planning committees and is a tireless volunteer in many aspects of organizational work.  Judy was appointed to the federal Health IT Standards Committee, charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information.

Dedicated, passionate and committed to the transformation enabled by health information technology, Murphy is a tireless volunteer in many aspects of her organizational works.  She was quoted saying, “For me, the Alverno transformation was realizing that with hard work and the right attitude, I could do anything I set my mind to.”  And Judy has done just that in her inspiring career.

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