Sharon Bonner, MS, RN-BC
Director, Clinical Informatics
"I love being a part of the MedStar Franklin Square family where everyone treats you as family and everyone is willing to help. We always keep our patients first and strive to keep our patients safe. Informatics works to give our bedside clinicians the tools they need, when they need them, to help them provide safe quality care to our patients each and every day.
I received my undergraduate nursing degree from Towson University back when it was called Towson State University. From there, I immediately began pursuing my Masters in Nursing Baccalaureate Education from the University of Maryland. Being a nurse has opened so many doors in my career from bedside critical care, to classroom education here in Maryland and in Texas, to working with computer systems to advance the electronic Medical Record and data collection.
I am excited to come to work each and every day to see what new challenges lay ahead and see how we can continue to advance technology to support our bedside care providers. I am grateful everyday to work with such a talented and committed leadership team who always support each other."
Sharon Bonner, MS, RN-BC, began her nursing career in 1982 working in the ICU at one of our sister hospitals, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. In 1986, Sharon accepted her first informatics job working with Ferranti Healthcare systems to design the first nursing documentation system. From that point on, her career advanced in many directions always marrying her nursing knowledge with innovation to assist with many different healthcare needs. She worked to create early pay for performance models, as well as early population health compliance strategies in public and private sectors. Sharon also worked to implement many different systems from Labor and Delivery, to laboratory to claims processing, before joining MedStar in advancing documentation in the electronic Medical Record in 2006.
In 2009, Sharon became the director of clinical informatics at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and has led projects such as the implementation of online nursing documentation, positive patient ID barcode scanning for medication administration, and specimen collection. She has assisted with the implementation of real time locating systems for associates and equipment, online staff scheduling, and report writing to name a few. Sharon received her ANCC Certification in Nursing Informatics in 2012.