Susan M. Houston, MBA, RN-BC, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS is owner and principle consultant at Houston Solutions, a healthcare IT consulting company. She has recently retired as the Chief, Portfolio Office within the Department of Clinical Research Informatics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Her background includes clinical nursing, informatics, and project and portfolio management. Ms. Houston has presented at the local, national, and international levels. She has authored a variety of articles and books on project management and informatics, including ‘The Project Manager’s Guide to Health Information Technology Implementation, 2nd Ed.’. She is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI), American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA), and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), while serving on various committees.