Kathryn Bowles Inducted Into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
In a July ceremony at the International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin Ireland, University of Pennsylvania professor and LDI Senior Fellow Kathryn Bowles will be inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame is part of the International Awards for Nursing Excellence program that honors accomplishments of nurses who are members of STTI, the Honor Society of Nursing. Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, is a Professor and Director of the Center for Integrative Science in Aging in Penn's School of Nursing.
Excellence in scholarship
Established in 1922, STTI is focused on nursing scholarship and has more than 135,000 members in 90 countries. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and nursing leaders who exhibit exceptional achievements in nursing. Bowles has been a member of the organization for 25 years.
For more than two decades, her research has focused on transitional care, home care and related informatics-based decision support systems. In 2011, she co-founded RightCare Solutions, a company that commercialized her team's software-based system for more effectively assessing risk and managing care involved in the discharge and transitional and post-acute treatment of hospital patients.
In 2015, RightCare Solutions was acquired by naviHealth, an ambulatory health care services subsidiary of Cardinal Health, a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical supply company.
An internationally recognized expert in her field, Bowles has served as a consultant on transitional care for various U.S. government agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) as well as the Ministry of Health in Singapore. She is a member of the National Institute of Nursing Research Advisory Council and a fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Medical Informatics.