Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, RN, PMP



Chief Nursing Information Officer for Microsoft



Kathleen McGrow serves as Chief Nursing Information Officer for the Microsoft Health & Life Science Industry Team. In this role, Dr. McGrow advises organizations on how the innovative use of technology can support their digital transformation imperatives of consumer engagement, provider enablement, analytics for population health and cognitive computing to support a learning health system. Her expertise in data, analytics and artificial intelligence is used to educate organizations on how to enhance clinical, operational, and financial performance, maximize capacity and patient experience, and transform to new care models and paradigms. Dr. McGrow has led, planned, and directed programs and strategic initiatives for organizations including implementation of an evidence framework for best practices. She most recently has published two articles about Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence: Essentials for Nursing and Transforming Clinical Data into Wisdom: Artificial Intelligence Implications for Nurse Leaders. Both written to engage strategic thinking about current and future use of AI for clinical use cases and improve patient outcomes.


Dr. McGrow’s experience includes engaging with a variety of C-Suite executives, providers (clinicians) and care managers as well as a geographically dispersed team of clinical and technical experts. Prior to working at Microsoft, she held positions at GE Healthcare, Caradigm (a Microsoft & GE Company) and Philips. Her clinical background spans many years, with most of that time spent in trauma and critical care settings. Dr. McGrow has worked at some of the premier medical centers in the United States, including Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice focused on Executive Leadership and Evidence Based Practice.