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About LaDonna Grace
LaDonna Grace is a Senior Clinical Consultant for the Population Health Deployment team. She has been employed with Cerner for 6.5 years. As an associate focused on clinician adoption and satisfaction, LaDonna assists healthcare organizations in optimizing their care delivery processes, governance, and communication structures, improving change management, achieving performance improvement, and driving measurable outcomes; both inside and outside of the electronic health record.
Before joining the Cerner team, LaDonna served as an inpatient bedside nurse at St. Vincent Seton Hospital for 3 years. There she offered best-practice care to a variety of critically ill patients. She was involved in several transitional care procedures where she supported the process of taking the patient off ventilation. She served an additional 2 years as a case manager at the same hospital where she collaborated with the care team on rounding, creating care plans, and discharge planning. She completed 2 years as a nurse informaticist at Ascension Health. She was assigned to the Northwest region; she trained and supported the implementation of the Athena ambulatory solution and provided continued support throughout the life of the solution.
In her current role, LaDonna has provided consulting services for numerous Cerner clients. These consulting engagements include services such as workflow assessments, organizational change readiness, behavior change management, providing recommendations for the optimization of clinical services using Cerner’s electronic health record, training activities, and post-conversion adoption and sustainment activities.
LaDonna also has broad knowledge and expertise in the Cerner HealtheIntent solutions that support outpatient care management and readmission prevention. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Marian University; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marian University; and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Walden University. She is licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana. She is also a Certified Readmission Prevention Fellow.
When LaDonna is not working, she engages in various community services through women’s shelters and her church home. LaDonna is currently working on a project that will focus on providing relief to caregivers who are overwhelmed and physically/mentally exhausted. She hopes that providing this relief will improve the quality of care for those loved ones who rely on their families to take care of them.
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