Technology Advisor

Technology Advisor

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Innovation in action

Harnessing the power of nurse-led innovation. The American Nurses Association (ANA) embarked on a journey of innovation as a part of its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. Here are some highlights of the efforts to cultivate and celebrate...
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Mobile diet and exercise apps for adolescent weight loss

Innovative approaches can encourage healthy eating and activity in adolescents. Takeaways: Nurses can help their adolescent patients with obesity by encouraging a healthy diet and greater activity Smartphone apps for diet and exercise tracking may...

What about big data and nursing?

Statistics, computer science, and nursing work together to analyze data and inform patient care. Takeaways: The many devices we use in everyday practice can be mined for data to create new knowledge and improve...
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Nurse perception of alarm fatigue impacts compliance with alarm management

Education can help nursing staff gain control and improve patient safety. Takeaways: A standardized unit-based education program increases nurse awareness of clinical alarm fatigue. Nurses become desensitized to noise created by audible nonactionable alarms. By...
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It’s time for data-driven, patient-centered workforce management

How to transform data into effective staffing. Takeaways: Many sources of healthcare system data influence staffing outcomes. Nurses—especially nurse executives—can help other leaders in their organization understand the impact on financial, operational, and clinical imperatives...
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Understanding the technology that supports population health programs

The role of EHRs and other information technology in patient care Takeaways: The role of the nurse in positively impacting patient outcomes through population health strategies is evolving. Nurses who are engaged in population health...
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Using mobile technology during patient handoffs

This Magnet®-recognized organization created a process for virtual bedside transfers. Takeaways: Virtual patient handoffs using web-enabled devices can reduce anxiety for both nurses and patients. Mobile technology can be used securely in healthcare. By Dennis Santa,...
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Leveraging technology to improve care and patient outcomes

The CHAMP app supports at-home monitoring of patients with single ventricle cardiac disease. Takeaways: CHAMP is a single ventricle interstage application for home monitoring that transcends the organization by integrating the standardization of ambulatory care...