Dr. Kristi Henderson is the Vice President for Patient Access & Care Transformation for Ascension. She is a Clinical Professor in Population Health at the Dell Medical School at UT-Austin. She led the development of a nationally recognized telehealth program and has advised numerous health systems on new models of care including how to successfully integrate & sustain virtual care services as a part of the health system access strategy. A few of her accomplishments include: 2017 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Excellence Award, 2016 Fellow in American Academy of Nursing, 2015 "50 Leading Business Women", 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow, 2014 Nurse Innovator of the Year, 2012 Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, and was recognized as Edge Runner by the an American Academy of Nurses. She advocates to advance virtual care through multiple channels, including testifying before two U.S. Senate Committees and the White House Domestic Policy Council, as well as presenting at a TEDx event and the international SXSW event in Austin and various other conferences. Her stories of healthcare transformation have been covered by many over the years including Public Broadcasting Services, Harvard Business Review and is a chapter highlight in the book "Reverse Innovation in Healthcare: How to Make Value-Based Care Work".
She served for four years on the Board of Directors for the American Telemedicine Association and currently serves on several telehealth advisory committees with Association of American Medical Colleges, National Quality Forum, American Nurses Association, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Henderson received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; her master's degree in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women; and her bachelor's degree in nursing from Mississippi College. She maintains national certification as a family and acute care nurse practitioner and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and Emergency Nurses Association.
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