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Technology is integrated into the fabric of health care and will most likely become increasingly part of the core fiber. AONL recognizes the significant role technology will play in our future. In support, AONL leadership has developed several tools to assist nurse leaders in incorporating technology into their work. Technology is recognized as a key lever within the system of health care delivery. It has the unique capacity to either reduce or increase workload demand. Creating the appropriate balance and/or impact is a critical role for leadership. Understanding the role of the nurse executive in this work is essential.
Guides/Reports
AONL hosted a group of health care professionals to participate in a discussion for building the hospital for the next generation. The group consisting of nurse executives, architects and engineers identified valuable assumptions and principles for stakeholders involved in designing and building hospitals for the next generation.
White Papers
This white paper examines the relationship between nursing and support service functions within a hospital setting.
Guides/Reports
The chief nurse executive plays a critical role in the selection and implementation of information systems. Acquiring new systems is a complicated process that impacts the entire facility.
Guides/Reports
Today's health care environment is complex and creates demands requiring the professional nurse to be an astute critical thinker, confident and competent when caring for patients and families in multiple health care settings. However, since organizations are faced with increasing demands on resource utilization and simultaneous cost reductions, adequate attention to ensuring a successful transition for the newly licensed nurse may be not be appropriately designed, managed, supported or evaluated.
Guides/Reports
Care is moving from patient-centered to patient-driven. Nurses must take into account the many variables that contribute to the care of older adults.
Toolkits/Methodology
?Member Only? This toolkit has been designed with the Nurse Executive in mind and will serve as a valuable resource for all phases of technology acquisition.
Other Resources
Evolving from the increasingly complex role of the professional nurse, AONL has advanced and supported key works on the future of the professional nurse.
Guides/Reports
The nurses and caregivers in our health care system are on the front lines of care, serving a special note that mandates a high standard of care to ensure a safe patient culture.
Guides/Reports
Executives can use these competencies as a self-assessment tool, useful in the identification of possible areas for growth. Aspiring nurse leaders can use them in planning personal preparation for their careers. Health care organizations may utilize them as a guideline for job descriptions, expectations and evaluations of nurse leaders. Nurse educators can utilize them as a curriculum guideline for the educational preparation of nurses seeking expertise and knowledge in executive practice.
Other Resources
Technology is revolutionizing the manner in which health care is delivered. Health systems are incorporating high-speed data networks, wireless solutions, handheld devices, automated exchanges between organizations/clinicians and patients and various forms of social media into their daily interactions.
Guides/Reports
The care delivery system of the future will be characterized by vast complexity due to use of sophisticated technology, aging of the population with the associated growth in chronic health issues, as well as diversity of patient populations and practice settings.
?Member Only? Technology is integrated into the fabric of health care and has become part of the core fiber. AONL recognizes the significant role technology plays. In support, AONL leadership has developed several tools to assist nurse leaders in incorporating technology into their work.
Guides/Reports
Clinical nurses and nurse managers, like athletes or artists, work together with the shared goal of high quality patient care. The shared goal is clear to nurses, and most of them might say they would not be in nursing practice without that endpoint in mind.
Guides/Reports
Patient engagement is a critical cornerstone of patient safety and quality. AONL, along with the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care, has grounded its approach to this topic by recognizing the primary importance of relationships between engaged patients and families and their providers of care. The following are principal assumptions that guide in addressing care that is patient-centered.
Technical Paper
In September 2011, The American Hospital Association (AHA) convened a roundtable of clinical and health systems experts to examine the future primary care workforce needs of patients, as well as the role hospitals and healthcare systems can play in effectively delivering primary care.
Guides/Reports
?Member Only? This guide helps facilitators host a guided conversation between clinical nurses and nurse managers.
Guides/Reports
These guiding principles outline how chief nurse executives, chief information officers and industry partners stakeholders can work together to achieve enhanced quality outcomes for the patients and families we all serve.