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Emilia Flores, PhD, RN

Emilia J. Flores, PhD, RN, is the Penn Pathways Program Manager for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. As a part of this role, Dr. Flores works closely with clinicians, nursing, quality, operations, clinical informatics and many others to facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical pathways at Penn, to increase the impact of the program for our patients and providers. Emilia received her PhD, MS, and BSN from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and a BS in Industrial Engineering and Management Science, with a focus on Technology and Systems Design, from Stanford University.  Prior to pursue her nursing degrees at Penn, she worked in management in industry and consulting. Her research interests are in identifying methods to promote the uptake of evidence into practice, in particular how technology and clinical decision support systems can be used to guide provider decision making at the point of care. Dr. Flores has published qualitative and quantitative work related to the impact of technology on the provision of patient care.

Selected publications

  1. Nock, R., Sefcik, J. S., Ritter, A., Flores, E., Chase, J., Bradway, C., & Bowles, K. (2016). Post-acute care: Why older adults may refuse services. The Gerontologist, 56(S3), 201.
  • Bowles, KH., Flores, E., Nock, R. (2015). What’s Hot in Nursing Informatics Research? American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. San Francisco, CA [invited]

Publications – Peer Reviewed

  1. Bowles, KH., Ratcliffe, SJ, Naylor, MD., Holmes, J., Potashnik, S., Keim, S., Flores, E. (2017). Nurse Generated EHR Data Supports Post-Acute Care Referral Decision Making: Development and Validation of a Two-step Algorithm<>. American Medical Informatics Association Scientific Symposium Proceedings. Washington, DC. November, 6, 2017.
  • Sefcik, J. S., Ritter, A. Z., Flores, E. J., Nock, R. H., Chase, J. A. D., Bradway, C., Potashnik, S., & Bowles, K. H. (2016). Why Older Adults May Decline Offers of Post-Acute Care Services: A Qualitative Descriptive Study. Geriatric Nursing.
  • Sefcik, J. S., Nock, R. H., Flores, E. J., Chase, J. A. D., Bradway, C., Potashnik, S., & Bowles, K. H. (2016). Patient Preferences for Information on Post-Acute Care Services. Research in Gerontological Nursing. Pages 175-182.

Book Chapters

  • Silverman, B. G., Hanrahan, N., Huang, L., Flores, E., & Lim, S. (2015). Artificial Intelligence and Human Behavior Modeling and Simulation for Mental Health Conditions. Artificial Intelligence in Behavioral and Mental Health Care, 163.


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