Staff Spotlight: Clinical Education

As HealthInfoNet settles in to our new normal of virtual outreach and engagement, it has become even more important that we constantly and consistently share with our participants and their end users the ways in which we are available to support them. 

Whether it’s our HealthInfoNet Academy platform, Stay HIN the Know webinar series, one-on-one touchpoints, or bi-weekly office hours, the critical work to educate, inform, and discuss how to make clinical workflows more effective and efficient through the use of the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) begins with our Clinical Education team. 

We invite our participants and their end users to reach out to our Clinical Education team ( at their convenience to start a conversation. But before you do, we thought you may like to know a bit more about the trained professionals you’ll be working with 

Meet Nicole Yeo-Fisher, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Education | 207-541-4124 

“If HealthInfoNet’s data and tools aren’t making a difference in our participants’ clinical workflows, we haven’t done our job. It’s our goal to make already busy healthcare professionals more productive and knowledgeable in their patient encounters.”  

Nicole started working at HealthInfoNet in 2017, serving as the organization’s subject matter expert on behavioral health workflows and consent management protocols. Helping medical professionals understand how to navigate the complexities of patient privacy is a conversation that Nicole carefully delivers to ensure providers’ – and their patients’ – confidence in the HIE. 

More recently, Nicole became the Clinical Education Manager, helping rethink the way HealthInfoNet provides its critical education and outreach efforts from our remote environments. Ensuring that there are no barriers in place to obtaining access to our data and tools – and receiving insights and value from them – is her priority mission. 

Prior to joining HealthInfoNet, Nicole worked in a psychiatric hospital setting serving adults, children, and families. She earned her BSW and MSW from the University of Maine Orono and now serves as an adjunct faculty in the university’s School of Social Work.  

Meet Sharon Bearor, RN, BSN, Clinical Coordinator  Headshot | 207-541-4123 

“At HealthInfoNet, I feel like I am making a difference. It brings me joy to develop relationships with medical professionals to help promote, support, and guide them in using the HIE to provide better patient care.” 

Sharon has been HealthInfoNet’s lead Clinical Coordinator since 2013, when she first kick-started the organization’s education and outreach efforts. Almost instantly, she transformed the way HealthInfoNet delivered its products and services to participants. What started as an IT-centric implementation of our systems evolved into a peer-to-peer conversation on the value and impact of leveraging the HIE to improve patient care and safety. 

Over the last 7 years, Sharon has traveled from Fort Kent to York (and just about everywhere in between) to help expand the depth and breadth of the HIE’s usage. And in our new virtual worlds, she hasn’t stopped, building out new courses and video tutorials for our HealthInfoNet Academy platform and hosting endless web-based meetings to continue to share our work with new and existing participants 

Prior to joining HealthInfoNet, Sharon worked in hospital and ambulatory clinical leadership roles specializing in patient centered medical home quality improvement, prevention programs, staff development, and educational programs. She earned her BSN from the University of Southern Maine and is certified in Shared Medical Decision Making (SMDM) from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.