Sharon Giarrizzo-Wilson, PhD, RN-BC, CNOR is an Assistant Professor and Specialty Director for Healthcare Informatics at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Dr. Giarrizzo-Wilson is board-certified in nursing informatics and perioperative nursing with more than 40 years experience as a healthcare clinician with progressive leadership and project management skills. Her expertise covers patient safety, quality and process improvement, nursing terminology development and clinical informatics. She obtained her PhD in Nursing from Loyola University, Chicago with a research focused on the capture and data structure in the electronic health record (EHR) of perioperative patient transitional care communications.Previously employed by the data analytics company Empiric Health as a clinical analyst Dr. Giarrizzo-Wilson validated the output of artificial intelligence algorithms targeting the reduction in clinical variance and waste. Her informatics experiences also includes the oversight and facilitation of the electronic specification and maintenance of clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator Stage 2 EHR Incentive (Meaningful Use) Program and the development, integration and maintenance of the AORN Perioperative Nursing Data Sets (PNDS) terminology relational database and documentation framework.