Nursing's Role in Engineering a Learning Healthcare System

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Abstract

In this department, Dr Newhouse highlights hot topics in nursing outcomes, research, and evidence-based practice relevant to the nurse administrator. The goal was to discuss the practical implications for nurse leaders in diverse healthcare settings. Content includes evidence-based projects and decision making, locating measurement tools for quality improvement and safety projects, using outcome measures to evaluate quality, practice implications of administrative research, and exemplars of projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to organizational problems. In this article, the author describes activities of the Health Professions Sector of the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine and discusses the implications for nurse executives with one of the attendees, Dr Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/NPP, FNAP, FAAN.

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