Cheryl Panza is a clinical informatics nurse at Monongahela Valley Hospital in Pennsylvania. In the nursing industry for 35 years, Panza has worked as a certified medical surgical staff nurse, a nurse manager, and an assistant vice president of nursing. She holds a certificate in nursing informatics from Pennsylvania State University.
In 2014, there were 28 million patient discharges in U.S. hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that in 2017, six million senior citizens were readmitted to hospitals, which cost an average of $15-20 million.