H 05 Innovative Use of Technology to Change Nursing Practice

Tuesday, 10 November 2015: 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Description/Overview: In the changing healthcare environment, nursing leaders must be accomplished at data-driven decision-making. Data is often provided at month-end and rationale must be provided to justify performance, productivity or planning. Data becomes the foundation to visualize the effectiveness of strategy. The marriage of data-driven decision-making and strategy is often supported through an infrastructure of disconnected, non-user friendly systems. In addition, analysis of performance is often targeted on a single-focus versus the entire healthcare experience. This presentation will focus not only on the data-driven decision making in assessing performance, but also on improvement strategies and tools to support advancement of healthcare. The strategic foundation for this work is the Triple Aim, originally developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and encompassing three aims in improving healthcare performance: 1) improving the patient experience of care, 2) the health of populations, and 3) reducing the per capita cost of healthcare (IHI, 2014).This three-part presentation describes utilization of the Triple Aim as the model for development of a technology-focused data management suite. This integrated system incorporates the design of an electronic nursing dashboard, a quality improvement recording package, and an electronic project and mentoring system. Each system will be discussed highlighting design, dissemination and impact to nursing performance and the resulting changes in management practices. Management practices at Magnet hospitals include promoting the growth of nursing by innovation and application of evidence-based practice. One important characteristic for Magnet hospitals is direct-care nurse involvement in evidence-based practice design, implementation and mentoring by nursing scientists. This culture of nursing involvement results in multitudes of ideas and projects. The challenge highly transformational hospitals face is tracking nursing projects and time spent on professional activities. The final presentation travels from decision-making to healthcare improvement with the use of a technology-supported, triad approach to monitoring, mentoring, and Magnet.
Moderators:  Therese H. Doan, PhD, RN, IBCLC, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA
Symposium Organizers:  Jeanine Rundquist, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Innovations & Outcomes, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA
Using SMART Technology to Measure Nursing Practice at the Organization, Unit, and Individual Levels

Jeanine Rundquist, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Innovations & Outcomes, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

Dashboards and Data: Supporting Strategy through Transparency of Metrics

Diedre Bricker, MSN, RN, CRRN
Department-Innovations & Outcomes, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

Got Projects? An Innovative Use of Technology to Approve and Track Nursing Projects

Kathleen A. Bradley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA