With shortages looming, “There is no more important time to empower our nurses to innovate and generate new clinical care models supported by technology,” said CIO Terri Couts, one of several leaders who shares thoughts on the value of nurses.
To commemorate the Year of the Nurse (which was extended into 2021) and National Nurses, we offer perspectives from leaders who have walked the walk on the challenges nurses face, the critical role they play in providing patient care, and how their experiences helped shape them.
As nurses face an unfamiliar – and extremely powerful – enemy, they’ve shown, once again, just how valuable they are by rising to the challenge, says CNO Brian Weirich, who pays tribute to these heroes during Nursing Week.
The goal is the same: to improve the delivery of care. But how IT and clinicians believe it can be achieved – and what they perceive to be the key obstacles – can be as different as night and day. So how can leaders close the gap?
It’s time to stop thinking of CNIOs as ‘firefighters,’ and start seeing them as key figures in guiding business decisions and strategies at the highest levels, according to Tammy Jackson and Hillary Ross of Witt/Kieffer.