Cheryl McKay, PhD, RN, Nurse Executive Accountable Care

Dr. Cheryl McKay is a healthcare leader with over 20 years of experience in executive leadership roles. She has directed care for both large academic facilities and smaller multi-site inpatient and outpatient centers. In addition, she has led research, quality, education, and clinical divisions. Dr. McKay specializes in helping healthcare organizations improve quality through evidence-based practice. As a critical care clinical specialist, nurse executive, and researcher, she has a broad range of experience in helping clients successfully manage technology implementation and advancement, product development, marketing and sales. Dr. McKay holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas and an MSN in Adult Critical Care from Azusa Pacific University. She also holds a BSN from Mount St. Mary’s College.

  • Cheryl McKay, PhD, RN, Nurse Executive Accountable Care

    Clinical Integration Best Practices for Improved Patient Care

    Clinical Integration Best Practices for Improved Patient Care

    Now that electronic medical records have finally replaced old school paper records in a file cabinet, health information technology (HIT) and clinical system integrations have become a cornerstone for effective care coordination [2]. Clinical integration enables care coordination across providers,...

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    Simplifying Care Team Collaboration at Geisinger

    Simplifying Care Team Collaborating at Geisinger

    Founded more than a century ago, Geisinger is a regional health system that includes primary care and specialist practices, trauma centers, and hospitals. Because of the complex, distributed nature of Geisinger's clinical operations, effective communication is vital. Working with TigerConnect...

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  • Cheryl McKay, PhD, RN, Nurse Executive Accountable Care

    How to Advocate for Better Communication Technology for Nurses

    Happy National Nurses Week! May 6th marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, the annual observance that recognizes the countless contributions nurses make to the healthcare community. This year’s theme is “4 million reasons to celebrate” in honor of the...

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    How to Improve Hand Off Communication In Nursing for Better Patient Handoffs

    How to improve patient handoff communications

    In the fast-paced environment of modern healthcare, good hospital communication is critical to patient outcomes and quality of care. Nowhere is this more evident than when handing over a case to another shift, team, or organization. An effective patient handoff...

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    The Cost of Miscommunication in Healthcare

    The Cost of Ineffective Communications in Healthcare-Image of Stethoscope resting on money

    We all know that effective clinical communication is central to delivering good healthcare outcomes. Get your workplace communications right and you enhance patient treatment, build strong teams, and reduce inefficiencies. Get healthcare communications wrong and you risk harming patients, damaging...

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