Eva Karp, DHA, MBA, RN-C, FACHE

As the senior vice president and chief clinical and patient safety officer, Eva Karp focuses on Cerner’s clinical and regulatory strategies and market direction. She also drives strategies for the tenets of patient safety.

Eva makes an impact by engaging with client organizations to understand and address their needs and optimize clinical workflows in order to achieve increased patient safety. She also provides bi-directional partnership to help organizations navigate changes and trends in the health care landscape while integrating Cerner’s strategies and vision to achieve organization satisfaction.

Eva joined Cerner in 2001 as an enterprise practice leader and has held roles within the company including Vice President of strategic clinical solutions within the Intellectual Property (IP) organization, where she was responsible for defining the strategic direction and objectives for patient safety, clinical workflow, financial viability, regulatory standards and optimal outcomes across the continuum of care. Prior to joining Cerner, Eva had more than sixteen years of experience in health care informatics and twelve years of neurological and surgical ICU clinical experience.

During her time at Cerner, Eva received two patents related to clinical workflow and innovations and contributed to the development of CareAware Infusion Management™. She continues to drive intelligence within clinical workflows and support clinical reasoning utilizing data and analytics from Cerner’s Lights On Network® to optimize clinical workflows across health care organizations.

Eva has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Dowling College, a master’s degree in business administration from University of Phoenix and associate’s degree in nursing from Miami Dade Community College. Eva earned a doctorate in health administration from Medical University of South Carolina in May 2018.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Center of Practical Bioethics, Eva is on the board of the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQUIPS), she is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), a Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference peer reviewer and co-chair of the HIMSS HIT user experience committee. She also serves as an executive sponsor and chair for the Pediatric Leadership Council, CNO Forum, Patient Safety Council and Patient Care Executive Council.