Susan A. Matney

Research Summary

Clinical structured terminologies and data models; informatics standards; interoperability.


  • Bachelor of Science, UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
  • Master of Science, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
  • PhD, College of Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Development of a Theory of Wisdom-in-Action for Clinical Nursing


Susan Matney, PhD,  RNC-OB, FAAN, is a Medical Informaticist with Intermountain Healthcare. Susan has more than 20 years of experience in Informatics and 30 years in nursing. In 2002 Susan took the terminology Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes  (LOINC) to the American Nurses Association to be recognized as a terminology for use by nursing. She represents nursing at national/international conferences and organizations, including SNOMED International, Health Level 7 (HL7), LOINC, the Federal Health Information Model Terminology (FHIM) team. She is chair of the LOINC nursing subcommittee, an appointed member of the National Library of Medicine Lister Hill Board of Scientific Counselors, and current vocabulary facilitator HL7 Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI). Susan is adjunct faculty at the University of Utah college of nursing.