As recently shared by Executive Chief Nursing Officer (ECNO) Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Cleveland Clinic’s 2019 Nursing Leadership Summit focused on preparing nurse leaders for the future of healthcare and the changing role of the nurse.
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During the Summit, one of the key topics presented was “Driving Innovation” by Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CCFN, CCRN, NE-BC, Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) for the Office of Nursing Research and Innovation.
Dr. Albert opened her remarks by highlighting the incredible journey nurses are on to drive new roles and rules in healthcare delivery and population health. She spoke of coordination becoming ‘the care’ and the importance of keeping patients connected across the continuum. She talked about payers and providers collaborating to deliver care more affordably. She posed questions about alternate care approaches to patient education, undermanaged conditions, and more. And she noted that – through innovation – nurses can make a difference in improving the health of everyone, from young to old.
To that end, Dr. Albert also challenged the more than 500 nurse leaders in attendance to inspire innovation among their teams and encourage nursing caregivers to think differently about the way healthcare is delivered and the nontraditional ways care could be delivered.
“As nurse leaders, we need to champion information sharing by providing the right information at the right time to our teams – and then allow our teams to imagine what can be,” Dr. Albert said. “Our clinical nurses are capable of filling in the gaps, solving problems and pushing ideas forward toward new roles and rules.”
To encourage innovation during this transformative time in healthcare’s history, Dr. Albert offers three key tips for nurse leaders:
Lead for the present and the future – more tips coming soon
Check back soon for more leadership insight from Cleveland Clinic’s 11th Annual Nursing Leadership Summit. Now is the time to prepare for the changing future!