An Evening with Marna Flaherty-Robb, RN, MSN, CNS

An Evening with Marna Flaherty-Robb, RN, MSN, CNS

Thursday, March 26, Metro, Portland, Oregon.

Successfully Implementing Large Scale Change - A Case Study

Every successful organization development effort and particularly successful large system change efforts are an integration of intellect and heart; business logic and trust, detailed planning and partnership.

Our program this month is a case study in transformational change in a large system where the change in its information system transforms the quality and delivery of health care.

Health care is the setting, but the lessons and the insights are universal to every change effort no matter the size, and no matter the setting.

We are privileged to have the nationally renowned systems thinker and educator, Marna K. Flaherty-Robb, with us to share the successful five-year effort where information technology transformed health care in the University of Michigan Health System.

The scope and success of the project is breathtaking; 18,000 staff, 2 medical centers, 136 clinics, 41 inpatient units, 6000 hours of training, 98% adoption electronic medical records in first week of implementation.

Marna will share insights into the foundational elements of the planning and the change process itself that can be scaled and tailored to your system and change efforts; making and selling the business case, building the team, creating trust and alignment across the organization, partnering with consultants, implementation and follow-through.

We invite you to join us on the journey that will open your eyes, inspire your work, and confirm your hopes for the good and the possible. Space is limited to the first 50 who register.


Marna K. Flaherty-Robb, RN, MSN, CNS

Chief Nursing Information Officer, University of Michigan Health System at Ann Arbor 2009-present
Previous: Regional Services Manager, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Sciences University


Date:  Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time:  5 - 8 pm
Location:  Metro Council Annex, 600 NE Grand, Portland, OR  97232
Parking:  Parking is available on the street and a a nearby garage for a nominal fee.
Cost:  $10 Chapter members; $25 others.
Refreshments:  Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP:  Through EventBrite. Online registration available until noon on March 26. registration at the door if space available. Registration limited to 50.
Questions:  Margaret Harriff,