Kathy Fleming


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Informatics (2012) Focus: Health Care Administration, Rutgers, Newark, NJ
    • AWARDS: Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • M.S., Nursing Informatics (2004), Rutgers, Newark, NJ
  • B.S., Nursing (1995), Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ
  • A.A.S, Nursing (1992), Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Panel Member (2015) “Building Bridges and Closing Gaps”  Organization of Nurse Executives NJ Annual Conference – Challenging Times: Leading Through Care Transitions, Princeton, NJ
  • Poster Presentation (2013) “The Expected and Unexpected Results of Implementing Guided Interventions in an Urban ICU” Poster Presented at IHI International Forum on Patient Safety and Quality, London, England
  • Speaking Engagement (2012, 2013, 2014) “Communication and Conflict Resolution” Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities – Nursing Leadership Seminar

Committees (Past/Present):

  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society, 2012 – Present
  • Member, Organization of Nurse Executives (2013 – Present)
  • Informatics Committee Member, ONE NJ (2014 – Present)
  • Member, American Nurse Association,  2012 – Present
  • Vice President, American Nurse Association (NJ), 2014 – Present
  • Member, National Association of Healthcare Quality, 2003 – Present
  • Past President, New Jersey Chapter of American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Member, New Jersey Chapter of American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, 2010 – Present
  • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives (NJ Chapter), 2013 – Present
  • AHRQ: TeamSTEPPS Master Instructor, 2014
  • Nurse Executive Advanced – Board Certified, 2012 – Present
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, 2004 – Present

Recent Publications/Reviews:

  • Fleming, K., “Procedural Harm Change Package”, AHA-HRET, 2013. (Accepted)
  • Fleming, K., “Undue Radiation Exposure Change Package”, AHA-HRET, 2013. (Accepted)
  • “Implementation Guide, Volume 1”, AHA-HRET, 2014. Chapter Contributor (Statistical Process Control) (Accepted)

Past Work:

  • Nurse Scientist:
    Responsible for oversight of the CARE program: Specialty Scholars (Clinical Ladder).   Assist staff nurses in the development of research projects.   Identification of research opportunities utilizing dashboard metrics and system goals.  Coordination of research conferences (Fall and Spring).
  • Grant Writing:
    2012 (July) Co-writer for Meridian Hospital Corporation’s Advanced Disease Care project to participate in the Medicare Healthcare Quality Demonstration 8.8 million dollar grant awarded: Section 1866C of SSA: 95-W-00284/2
  • Improvement Advisor:
    Responsible to support the efforts of the HRET Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), a group of over 1,600 hospitals from 34 state hospital associations working together to help improve the quality, safety, and affordability of healthcare.  Responsible for provide best practice education, develop improvement capabilities, implement collaborative improvement projects, and assisting with leadership engagement within the 10 topic areas, including Falls, EED, Readmission, CLABSI, CAUTI, ADE, and VAP/VAE