Alex Knutson, DNP, RN is a nurse by background working in Clinical Informatics at Hennepin Healthcare. He started his career working in public health nursing but has always felt drawn towards improving nursing practice through the use of Informatics principles and the application of technology. The opportunity became available to begin practicing Informatics through work at an innovative Accountable Care Organization where his role was to analyze and present recommendations from population health datasets and clinical workflow interpretation. At the same time he pursued a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Nursing Informatics. His role now at Hennepin Healthcare includes a wide application of Informatics, including process improvement, workflow analysis, project management, clinician education, data analysis and healthcare strategy.