David Boyd DNP, RN, CNS, RN-BC is the regional director for nursing informatics for patient care services at Northern California Kaiser Permanente. David's areas of interest include use of electronic health records and information technologies to enhance professional nursing practice, develop decision support tools, advance nursing leadership, support regulatory compliance, and align health care quality and information system governance.
For the past twenty years, he has held a Clinical Nurse Specialist certificate in California. His staff nurse practice focus was emergency/trauma nursing. Areas of practice interest included intimate partner violence, disaster preparedness and clinical documentation improvement.
Previously, David was vice-president/chief nursing informatics officer for Community Medical Centers in Central California, where he held nursing leadership positions, and a director-level position for clinical effectiveness in information services. After an organizational golive in 2011 with a large EHR vendor, David was recruited to be the system's first CNIO. In 2016 he accepted an opportunity with Kaiser Permanente over their 21 hospital facilities in Northern California.
David received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the CSU Fresno and a master's degree in critical care/trauma with CNS emphasis at UC San Francisco. He completed the medical informatics certificate course of the National Library of Medicine. He earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2013. He also attained national certification as an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nurse.