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Kari McLean

Clinical Healthcare IT Solutions Consultant


Personal Summary

Originally from Pennsylvania, just North of Pittsburgh, I have lived in Montana for over 23 years.  I have been in healthcare for over 20 years.  I have clinical experience in long term care, home health, and emergency medicine.  I have been an Advanced EMT since 2002 and volunteer on a local rural fire department. I worked as a clincial applications analyst in a hospital information technology department for 7 years.  Those duties included everything from printer setup and server upgrades to reporting and clincial application configuration.  I am currently employed by a large electronic health record vendor.  I have been teaching the intro to healthcare informatics for the past 4 years.


  • Masters of Science Nursing emphasis Informatics - Walden University 2012
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Montana State University 2004

Courses Taught

HIT 101 - Intro to Healthcare Informatic, 3 cr.  Introduces the discipline of healthcare information technology. An overview of the subject including history, basic knowledge of healthcare informatics and tools as applied in support of healthcare delivery. Students will gain an introductory level about the complexities of health care and how informatics fits within the US Healthcare System.

HIT 265 - Electronic Health Records, 3 cr. Prereq., HIT 101. An introduction to the electronic health record (EHR). Students will study the use of the EHR in improving healthcare quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness. EHR implementation and its use within the internal clinical office will be examined. The EHR will be studied in the context of a comprehensive Health Information System (HIS) supporting our society’s interdisciplinary clinical healthcare system.