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Kathy Douglas RN, MHA is Founder and President of the not-for-profit Institute for Staffing Excellence and Innovation and it’s parent On Nursing Excellence. She is CNO for API Healthcare, the largest healthcare specific vendor of workforce management solutions in the healthcare industry and President and CEO of The Sedona Group, providing strategic and operational healthcare consulting.
Previously Ms. Douglas was a CNO of Concerro, Inc. provider of staffing solutions for healthcare, CEO of Montclaire Technologies, a web services and marketing company and Executive Vice President of Oceania, one of the early pioneering EMR companies. For the past 10 years Kathy has devoted her time to understanding and designing solutions for optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare workforce. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to staffing, author of many published article and has a column on staffing in Nursing Economics as well as sitting on their Editorial Board.
Ms. Douglas was the organizer of a 2008 event that defined Excellence in Staffing, the supporting best practices and an evidence-based model for staffing and author of the booklet Excellence and Evidence in Staffing; Essential Links to Staffing Strategies, Design and Solutions for Healthcare. Her clinical background is in Intensive Care Nursing, during which time she has taught ICU Nursing as a volunteer in India. Ms. Douglas holds a Masters degree from The University of San Francisco in Health Administration and is a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Program.