Marsha Morien, MSBA, FHFMA, FACHE


Department of Health Services Research and Administration
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary
Academic Appointments

  • 2013-present Export Control Compliance Officer, UNMC
  • 2008–2012 Director, Advanced Clinical Applications Program, UNMC
  • 2007–present Instructor, Department of Health Services Research & Administration; Center for Biosecurity & Biopreparedness & Emerging Infectious Disease, College of Public Health, UNMC
  • 2005–present Administrative Director, Minimally Invasive Surgical Center, The Nebraska Medical Center, UNMC
  • 2005–present Executive Director, Center for Advanced Surgical Technology, UNMC
  • 2001–present Program Director, Center for Biosecurity, UNMC
  • 1999–present Chief Administrative Officer, Computer Assisted Medicine and Surgery, Business and Finance, UNMC
  • 1999–2008 Business Director, Clinical Software Applications Team, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, UNMC

Other Appointments or Positions

  • 1997–99 Director, Solid Organ Transplantation, The Nebraska Medical Center
  • 1992–97 Associate Hospital Director, UNMC
  • 1984–92 Assistant Hospital Director, UNMC
  • 1980–84 Associate Hospital Administrator, Nebraska Psychiatric Institute, UNMC


  • BA, Economics and Business, Alfred University
  • MS, Business Administration, Indiana University
  • Fellow – American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Fellow – Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Certificate – Public Health Informatics, AMIA 10X10 University of Alabama – Birmingham
  • Certified - AESDirect

Research Interests

Ms. Morien’s research interests focus on health information exchange, visualization and machine learning, personal health records, and health outcomes and comparative effectiveness research.  Her current research includes the following:

  • Evaluation of health information exchange
  • Early indicator surveillance models
  • In Vivo robotic telesurgery mini-robots for diagnosis and therapeutics for all echelons of military medical care
  • In Vivo surgical robotics for long-term space flight
  • Comparative effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery
  • Impact of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities on surgical technology adoption and usage
  • Prospective registries of clinical data
  • Medical text annotation

Selected Publications

  • Cochran GL, Klepser DG, Morien M, Lomelin D, Schainost R, Lander L. From physician intent to the pharmacy label: prevalence and description of discrepancies from a cross-sectional evaluation of electronic prescriptions. BMJ Qual Saf. Published Online First: 8 October 2013. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002089
  • Lander L, Klepser DG, Cochran GL, Lomelin DE, Morien M. Barriers to electronic prescribing: Nebraska pharmacists’ perspective. J Rural Health. 00(2012) 1-6 doi:10.1111/j.1748-0361.2012.00438.x
  • Duckworth RM, Sproat GW, Morien M, Jeffrey TB. Acute bereavement services and routine referral as a mechanism to increase donation. J Transpl Coord 8(1):16-8;1998.
  • Morien ML. Lessons Learned - System Redesign. Rate Control 20(08A):1 1996.
  • Kingston A, Morien M, Hinrichs SH. Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities. Satcher D, Pamies RJ, editors. New York: McGraw Hill; 2005. Chapter 32, Bioterrorism Preparedness: The Challenge of Disparate Populations, p. 533-540.
  • Lomelin D, Cochran G, Klepser D, Morien M, Lander L. From physician intent to the pharmacy label: prevalence and description of discrepancies from a cross-sectional evaluation of electronic prescriptions. Poster. National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, San Antonio, TX, October 14-16, 2013
  • Taylor T, Chu WK, Morien ML. Teleradiology at the University of Nebraska. Administrative Radiology. 1989. Vol. 8, p. 12.
  • Morien M. Developing Effective Partnerships with State Government. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Atlanta, GA. 2005 Feb.
  • Albrecht D, Albrecht J, Morien M, Hinrichs S. Birth of a Pandemic. 2006 NSF Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge; 2006; Finalist for illustration.
  • Morien M. (2013, January 15). Health Information Exchange Important to Public Health? [web log comment]. Retrieved from
  • Anderson HJ. A Guide to HFMA’s Certification Process. Healthcare Financial Management. 1989 Nov. Interview with Marsha Morien.
  • Mann S. Do-It-Yourself Technology Stretches to Personal Health Management. AAMC Reporter. 2009 Nov. Vol 18. No.13. Interview with Marsha Morien.
  • Nebraska Program Increases Donation Rates. Progress Notes. The Partnership for Organ Donation Newsletter. Number 10. 1997 Winter. Citation by Marsha Morien.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Telemedicine Association
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • Heartland Healthcare Executives Group
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Public Health Association of Nebraska

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Marsh Morien, MSBA, FHFMA, FACHE

984075 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4075
Phone: 402-559-4518