Lora Sparkman, RN, BSN, MHA, VP, Partner, Clinical Solutions, Patient Safety and Quality at Relias and Nurse.com ambassador, discusses the current maternal mortality crisis and steps healthcare organizations can take to improve the quality of care.
Lora Sparkman, MHA, BSN, RN, VP, Partner, Clinical Solutions, Patient Safety and Quality at Relias, has been a nurse for 37 years, with 10 at the bedside and 27 in health administration. She has been a leader in patient safety and improvement for over 22 years, specifically focusing on using software and technology to advance healthcare education to improve the competency of clinicians, leading to improved patient outcomes. For the past five years, she has served as a clinical leader at Relias. Sparkman was recognized as a one of the Top 10 Women Leaders in Healthcare Software in 2022 by Becker’s and Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare Software by The Healthcare Technology Report. Additionally, she was featured in a mini docuseries on maternal mortality and the role of the nurse sponsored by BBC Storyworks and the International Council of Nurses in 2022.