Mercy CNE Reassures RNs About AI Use

Mercy CNE and AONL member Betty Jo Rocchio, DNP, RN, reassures front-line nurses that artificial intelligence will improve patient outcomes by retrieving information out of electronic health records to the front lines. Rocchio, who also is the senior vice president of the St. Louis, Mo.-based system, believes CNOs must communicate and be transparent to alleviate nursing concerns about the ethics of AI, job displacement and loss of human touch and connection to patients. Through education and training, Mercy explains how nurses will have more time to spend with patients once AI is incorporated into workflows and quickens information delivery and documentation processes. Mercy includes front-line nurses in AI implementation. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration released a blog on AI’s promise to improve health care. (HealthLeaders Media article, 6/17/24)