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Norma M. Lang, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN

Norma M. Lang, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN

Wisconsin Regent Distinguished Professor & Aurora Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality & Informatics

Dr. Lang is a Senior Research fellow with the Annenberg Center for Public Policy, a Senior Fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She is Professor and Dean Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania and the former Dean at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Lang received her BSN from Alverno College, Milwaukee and her MSN and PhD from Marquette University and a MS (Hon) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lang is a member of the Boards of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the Commission on Graduates from Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). She is a member of the Advisory Group for the NQF Executive Institute. She currently serves on the Joint Commission (JC) Evaluation Committee for the Codman awards and chairs the NQF/ JC selection committee for the Eisenberg Awards. Dr. Lang is a Fellow of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in London and an Honorary Member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She holds honorary degrees from the State University of New York and Marquette University.

Education

Ph D Education Administration and Curriculum, Marquette University
MSN Med-Surg-Rehab Nursing Education, Marquette University
BSN Nursing, Alverno College

Awards & Honors

Living Legend
American Academy of Nursing
November 11, 2010

President's Award (First to be honored)
American Nurses Association
June 17, 2010

Vivien DeBack Leadership Award
Wisconsin Nurses Association
2008

Jessie M. Scott Award
American Nurses Association
2002

D.Sc. (Honoris Causa)
Marquette University
2001

Ernest A. Codman Award
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations JCAHO
2001

Founding Member Award
Midwest Nursing Research Society
2001

Honorary Membership
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
2001

Honorary Membership
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
2001

Outstanding Leadersip Award for the Advancement of Nursing Diagnosis
North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
1998

D.Sc.(Honoris Causa)
State University of New York
1996

D.Sc.(Honoris Causa)
State University of New York
1996

Merit Award
Marquette University Alumni Association
1996

Honorary Fellowship
Royal College of Nursing, London
1994

Distinguished Membership Award
American Nurses Association
1992

Fellow
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1992

M.A. (Honoris Causa)
University of Pennsylvania
1992

Member, Institute of Medicine
National Academy of Science
1988

Recognition Award for Leadership for Nursing
Wisconsin Nurses Association
1987

Advancement of Nursing Research Award
American Nurses Association
1980

Advancement of Nursing Research Award, Milwaukee Regional Medical Complex
American Nurses Association
1980

Inducted Member
Sigma Theta Tau International
1980

Professional Merit Award
Alverno College Alumnae Assciation
1978

Service Award
Wisconsin Nurses Association
1978

Service Award
Wisconsin Nurses Association
1977

Fellow
American Academy of Nursing
1976

Member
Phi Kappa Phi
1976

Outstanding Alumni Award
Marquette University Graduate Programs of Studies in Nursing
1975

Resolution for Outstanding Contribution to Quality Assurance in Nursing
WNA House of Delegates
1975

Resolution for Outstanding Contribution to Quality Assurance in Nursing
WNA House of Delegates
1961

Contracts & Grants

  1. Aurora/Cerner/UWM Partnership Agreement for Development of Innovative Health Care Information [ACW]
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Aurora Health Care and Cerner Corporation
    Investigators: Elizabeth C Devine,  S Lundeen,  Norma M Lang
  2. Collaborative Intelligent Health Information Systems Initiative (CIHISI)
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation: Partnerships for Innovation Program
    Investigators: Tae Youn Kim,  Sally P Lundeen,  Norma M Lang
  3. Facilitating Evidence-Based Practice with Information Technology
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: ACW Knowledge-Based Nursing Initiative
    Investigators: Tae Youn Kim,  Norma M Lang,  Sally P Lundeen
  4. Facilitating Evidence-Based Practice with Information Technology
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: ACW Knowledge-Based Nursing Initiative
    Investigators: Tae Youn Kim,  Sally P Lundeen,  Norma M Lang

Intellectual Contributions

  1. Laura Joosse,  Debra Palmer,  Norma M Lang,  (2013) Caring for patients with dementia: Nursing interventions., Nursing: Research and Reviews, 3 107-117
  2. Matthew David Byrne,  Norma M Lang,  (2013) Examination of nursing data elements from evidence-based recommendations for clinical decision support, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
  3. Mary Hook,  Laura Joosse,  Norma M Lang,  (2012) Using electronic clinical decision support tools to support care planning and quality improvement related to fall prevention in acute care. AHRQ publication no. 11(12)-0103EF, AHRQ
  4. Norma M Lang,  Sally P Lundeen,  (2010) The Knowledge Based Nursing Initiative (KBNI): Linking Research to Practice and Practice to Research through Electronic Health Information Systems, The Japanese Journal of Nursing, 43(5),
  5. K M Kerfoot,  Sally P Lundeen,  E Harper,  Norma M Lang,  L Burke,  M Hook,  J Murphy,  Elizabeth C Devine,  Tae Youn Kim,  A Carlson,  J Connors,  T Watkins,  (2010) Building an Intelligent Clinical Information System for Nursing: The Aurora, Cerner, and University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Knowledge Based Nursing Initiative-Part II, HIMMS, 225-241
  6. Norma M Lang, (2008) The Promise of Simultaneous transformation of practice and research with the use of clinical information systems, Nursing Outlook, 56(5), 232-236
  7. M L Hook,  Elizabeth C Devine,  Norma M Lang,  (2008) Using a computerized fall risk assessment process to tailor interventions in acute care, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  8. Norma M Lang,  Norma M LangYu,  (2008) Using the Omaha system to examine outpatient rehabilitation problems, interventions, and outcomes between clients with and without cognitive impairment, Rehabilitation Nursing, 33(3), 124-131
  9. Norma M Lang,  Tae Youn Kim,  Sally P Lundeen,  Amy M Coenen,  S Ela,  J Murphy,  C Weaver,  (2007) Building care delivery systems for patient value: Adding nursing to evidence-based practice, , 263
  10. Tae Youn Kim,  Norma M Lang,  K Berg,  C Weaver,  J Murphy,  S Ela,  (2007) Clinician adoption patterns and patient outcome results in use of evidence-based nursing plans of care, AMIA (American Model Informatics Association) Annual Symposium Proceedings, 423-427
  11. Baernholdt,  Norma M Lang,  (2007) Government cheif nursing officers' perceptions of barriers to using research on staffing, International Nursing Review, 54(1), 49-55
  12. Norma M Lang, (2007) Healthcare quality improvement: A nursing perspective, Health care Quality improvement: Ethical and regulatory issues, 29-53
  13. S Ela,  Norma M Lang,  Sally P Lundeen,  (2007) Time for a nursing legacy: Ensuring excellence through actionable knowledge, Nurse Leader, 4(6), 42-55
  14. Sally P Lundeen,  Norma M Lang,  M L Hook,  M E Akre,  Tae Youn Kim,  K Berg,  M E Hagle,  S E Ela,  (2006) Partnerships to accelerate building useful clinical decision support systems In Nursing and Informatics in the 21st Century, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  15. Tae Youn Kim,  Norma M Lang,  (2006) Predictive modeling for the prevention of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 2006 434-438
  16. Ela,  Norma M Lang,  Sally P Lundeen,  (2006) Time for Nurisng Legacy. Ensuring excellence through actionable knowledge, Nurse Leader, 4(6), 42-44,55

Presentations

  1. Health Information Systems Promises Options Decisions
    Event: Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    May 31, 2011
  2. Demystifying Healthcare Informatics
    Event: 13th Annual Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice Conference
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    May 13, 2011
  3. Translating Research into Practice-Linking Quality, Safety and Practice
    Event: Washington State Nurses Assocaition 2011 Biennial Convention
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    April 27, 2011
  4. Leading Change and Advancing Health in Wisconsin:Promoting the Value of Nursing Quality Measures that are Meaningful to Patient Outcomes.
    Event: Wisconsin Nursing Coalition Nurse Summit
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    February 17, 2011
  5. Strategy for Implementation Nationally, Regionally, Locally
    Event: Toward a National Report Card for Nursing Think Tank
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    February 13, 2011
  6. Structuring Nursing Data for Meanigful Use
    Event: American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    November 13, 2010
  7. Taming the complexity of intelligent information systems to enhance patient care provided by nurses.
    Event: American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium
    Presenters: Norma M Lang,  E. Harper,  M.L. Hook,  S.P. Lundeen
    November 13, 2010
  8. Tutorial: Interoperability of the datasets as they relate to meaningful use of HIT.
    Event: American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium
    Presenters: Norma M Lang,  E. Harper
    November 13, 2010
  9. CNS Influence of Nursing Sensitive Outcomes
    Event: 2nd Annual Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Conference
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    October 15, 2010
  10. The Promise of Simultaneous Transformation of Practice and Research with the Use of Electronic Information Systems
    Event: Health Outcomes for Better Innovation and Care Symposium
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    September 25, 2010
  11. Keynote presentation Metrics, Data Support, Research Making a Difference
    Event: The Forum on Health Care Leadership
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    July 31, 2010
  12. What is ready for Meaningful Use? Nursing Clinical Research and Informatics Domains.
    Event: Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    July 23, 2010
  13. "From First Use to Meaningful Use”
    Event: University of Maryland School of Nursing 20th Anniversary Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    July 21, 2010
  14. New knowledge, innovations and improvements: A case study of evidence-based nursing practice.
    Event: The Nurse Executive Forum
    Presenters: Sally P Lundeen,  Norma M Lang
    May 17, 2010
  15. "Click, Click" Intelligent Systems
    Event: Pan Canadian Nursing Forum Working Group
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    March 22, 2010
  16. Reports, decision support, incentives, research: Can one click do it all?
    Event: The 4th Annual NDNQI Conference “Rhythms in Quality,”
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    January 20, 2010
  17. The past, present and future impact of nursing on health care
    Event: Address to alumni, St. Joseph's Hospital
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    2009
  18. NQF performance measures and information technology.
    Event: American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium on Nursing
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    November 14, 2009
  19. Yes, information technology can accelerate the transformation of nursing practice and research.
    Event: 40th Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention
    Presenters: Norma M Lang,  E. Harper,  S.P. Lundeen,  M.L. Hoffman,  K. Kerfoot
    October 31, 2009
  20. Future direction for health information technology (HIT) and the national priorities. Aligning Our Efforts to Transform America's Healthcare.
    Event: Nursing and the National Priorities Partnership
    Presenters: Norma M Lang,  R. Kennedy,  C. Bickford
    October 26, 2009
  21. Clinical quality and how the meaningful use of HIT can help facilitate patient engagement.
    Event: National Quality Forum's Fall Policy Conference
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    October 15, 2009
  22. An Innovative Evidence Based Practice
    Event: Cerner Care Conference
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    October 5, 2009
  23. Transformation: Evidence-based nursing practice
    Event: Cerner Patient Care Leadership Council
    Presenters: Norma M Lang,  K. Kerfoot,  M. Akre,  E. Harper
    October 3, 2009
  24. Nursing informatics evidence-based practice.
    Event: Class presentation University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    July 13, 2009
  25. Consultation on intelligent information systems and nursing.
    Event: Individual consultative meetings with National Health System representatives and individual government and elected officials representatives.
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    June 2009
  26. The impact of health information technology on nursing and patient care.
    Event: Published interviews with the Nursing Standard, Nursing Times, & Global Health (journals in the United Kingdom).
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    June 2009
  27. intelligent information systems.
    Event: Royal College of Nursing leadership groups
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    June 2009
  28. Aurora-Cerner-UWM (ACW) Knowledge-based Nursing Initiative.
    Event: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Nursing doctoral students.
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    May 27, 2009
  29. Nursing informatics evidence-based practice.
    Event: Class presentation
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    April 13, 2009
  30. An overview of evidence based nursing and intelligent information
    Event: The Nursing and Information Technology Expert
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    April 1, 2009
  31. Evaluating the Effects of an Evidence-based Electronic Fall and Injury Prevention Care Planning and Decision Support System for Nurses in Acute Care
    Event: 33rd Annual MNRS Research Conference
    Presenters: M.L. Hook,  Elizabeth C Devine,  L.J. Burke,  Norma M Lang
    March 2009
  32. Building a national program for information technology and nursing.
    Event: A consultation with the Royal College of Nursing e-Health forum.
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    March 12, 2009
  33. From patient data to nursing knowledge for nursing practice.
    Event: “A day in the Bay.” Conference
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    March 11, 2009
  34. Preventing Delirium in Medical Surgical Patients: Evidence-Based Practice Recommendations for Assessment, Diagnosis, Interventions, and Outcomes
    Event: 10th Annual National/International Evidence-Based Practice Conference
    Presenters: Elizabeth C Devine,  M.L Hook,  B.A. Swan,  L.R. Wilkas,  Norma M Lang
    February 2009
  35. Outcome Results from Evidence-Based Nursing Plans of Care
    Event: 50th Anniversary Nursing Research Conference
    Presenters: Tae Youn Kim,  Norma M Lang,  C Weaver
    2008
  36. Quality healthcare & nursing Informatics
    Event: Class presentation University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    December 8, 2008
  37. Transformation of nursing practice & research.
    Event: Nursing Honor Society, Concordia University School of Nursing.
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    November 18, 2008
  38. Evidence-based practice knowledge-based nursing initiative.
    Event: Class presentation Marquette University.
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    November 13, 2008
  39. Nursing informatics evidence-based practice.
    Event: Class presentation. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    October 30, 2008
  40. Electronic clinical documentation and the promotion of evidenced based practice.
    Event: Podcast developed and delivered to the American Medical Informatics Association-Nursing Informatics Working Group
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    June 2008
  41. Innovation and quality: Bridging research and practice.
    Event: Cedars-Sinai Nursing Symposium
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    May 9, 2008
  42. Knowledge-based nursing research.
    Event: University of Illinois Faculty and Chinese visitors.
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    May 6, 2008
  43. Knowledge- based nursing through information technology (IT).
    Event: An invited presentation, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System,
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    March 12, 2008
  44. Measuring data and building evidence to achieve quality: Intelligent IT systems.
    Event: The Nursing Informatics Symposia: Informatics as a Driver of Quality. HIMSS Annual Conference.
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    February 24, 2008
  45. Evidence-based nursing using electronic decision support and documentation.
    Event: An invited presentation. Anne Arundel Hospital
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    January 29, 2008
  46. Achieving nursing excellence using information technology (IT)
    Event: An invited consultation with Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs).
    Presenter: Norma M Lang
    January 24, 2008
  47. Knowledge-based nursing initiative: Translating evidence into practice
    Event: 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice
    Presenters: B Swan,  Norma M Lang,  Elizabeth C Devine,  Amy M Coenen,  Tae Youn Kim,  M.E. Hagle
    2007
  48. When Worlds Ally: Academe, Healthcare and Corporate America Join Forces to Advance Nursing Standards and Improve Patient Care
    Event: 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice.
    Presenters: Norma M Lang,  Amy M Coenen,  Elizabeth C Devine,  Tae Youn Kim,  R Simpson
    2007
  49. Clinician Adoption Patterns and Patient Outcome Results in use of Evidence-Based Nursing Plans of Care
    Event: AMIA 2007 Symposium Proceedings
    Presenters: Tae Youn Kim,  Norma M Lang,  K Berg,  C Weaver,  J Murphy,  S Ella
    2007
  50. Using Evidence to Build Decisional Support for Discharge Planning and Readiness in Care Transitions
    Event: Sigma Theta Tau International
    Presenters: M Greene,  S Feetham,  Elizabeth C Devine,  Norma M Lang,  Amy M Coenen
    2007
  51. Building Referential Knowledge to Support Evidence-Based Health Promotion Nursing Practice
    Event: 6th International Nursing Conference
    Presenters: W Hong,  S. Lundeen,  Elizabeth C Devine,  Norma M Lang
    November 2007
  52. Building Care Delivery Systems for Patient Value: Adding Nursing to Evidence-Based Practice
    Event: Medinfo 2007 12th World Congress on Health [Medical] Informatics
    Presenters: Norma M Lang,  Tae Youn Kim,  Sally P Lundeen,  Amy M Coenen,  S. Ela,  J. Murphy,  C. Weaver
    June 2007
  53. Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Analysis of Electronic Patient Records on Medication Adherence and Activity Tolerance
    Event: Aurora Medical Center-Kenosha
    Presenters: Tae Youn Kim,  Norma M Lang
    May 2007
  54. Knowledge-Based Nursing Initiative: Phenomena Questions, Queries, Metrics, and Coding
    Event: Aurora Conference Center
    Presenters: Tae Youn Kim,  Norma M Lang,  Elizabeth C Devine
    March 2007
  55. An Internal Report: Analysis of Electronic Patient Records on Medication Non-adnerence
    Event: Aurora Conference Center
    Presenters: Tae Youn Kim,  Norma M Lang,  Elizabeth C Devine
    December 2006
  56. Predictive Modeling for the Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers
    Event: AMIA 2006 Symposium
    Presenters: Tae Youn Kim,  Norma M Lang
    November 2006
  57. Partnership Innovation to Advance Nursing Practice and Science through Intelligent Informatics
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society 2006 Annual Research Conference
    Presenters: Norma M Lang,  M Akre,  M Hook,  Amy M Coenen,  Tae Youn Kim,  M Hagle
    April 2006
  58. Translating Evidence into Practice to Improve Outcomes using Intelligent Informatics
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society 2006 Annual Research Conference
    Presenters: M Akre,  M Hook,  Norma M Lang,  Tae Youn Kim,  Amy M Coenen,  M Hagle
    April 2006