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.
True leadership isn’t about giving orders, but empowering those you lead to make decisions, be accountable, drive initiatives, and provide feedback, says Mike Hart, VP of IT with Children’s Arkansas.
Hospitals are short-staffed and families want answers — so what can leaders do? Assign liaison roles to nurses on leave, enabling them to share the burden of patient care with bedside nurses, while minimizing the risk of exposure, says CT Lin, MD.
Healthcare has a big problem, and it involves the workforce that touches patients – literally – every day, and can make or break their experience, says Kate Gamble.
“We are masters in healthcare at workarounds,” says Robin Lang, CIO at CaroMont Health. Which makes it all the more critical for health IT leaders to have the pulse of their users and understand what’s working, and what isn’t.