"We do not make changes for the sake of making them, but we never fail to make a change when once it is demonstrated that the new way is better."
~ Henry Ford
"Sell the problem you solve. Not the product."
"The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it."
~ Abraham Lincoln
The need for healthcare transformation is here. Are you ready?
BANYAN at National Telehealth Conference
BANYAN is attending the two day conference, "Transformations in Care Delivery," at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The conference explores how virtual health is leveraged in various delivery settings to achieve quality and measurable outcomes. Given the shortages of physicians and nurses, the only way to move health care forward is to embrace proven telehealth technologies in clinical practice. Telehealth is not just a trend in health care, it is the future of health care.
The Explosion of Virtual Nursing Care
JONA- Spotlight on Disruptive Innovation February 2017
By Carol Boston-Fleischhauer, JD, MS, RN
The call for care model innovation is clear, spearheaded by rising health-care costs, changing payer expectations, overall fiscal and workforce shortages, and an increasingly co-morbid patient population requiring significant, long-term support. As part of care model innovation, the leveraging of technology is key.
AONE Guiding Principles - For the role of the nurse in future patient care delivery
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), 2004
This article discusses a model for the nurse in quality care delivery, managing knowledge, and building patient/family centered relationships.
Patient Care Transformation: The Plan and the Reality
By Diane Drexler, RN, MBA, CNO and Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Nursing Administration Quarterly, July-September, 2006
This article discusses opportunities for nurse leaders to transform the patient care experience with evidence-based architecture, technology innovations, and new patient care delivery models.
Nurse Engagement in Shared Governance and Patient and Nurse Outcomes
By Ann Kutney-Lee, PhD, RN, FAAN; Hayley Germack, PhD, RN; et al.
Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA), 2016, Volume 46, Number 11
A study of hospital nursing staff found nurses with greater levels of engagement were less likely to report unfavorable outcomes and poor quality ratings, and higher engagement was associated with higher HCAHPS scores.
Impact of Professional Nursing Practices on Patient/Nurse Outcomes
By Marlene Kramer, PhD; Barbara B. Brewer, PhD; et al.
JONA, 2017, Volume 47, Number 5
Amidst increasing patient and healthcare system complexity and the need to accurately measure the engagement of clinical nurses (CNs) in professional practice, this article discusses updates needed to the Essentials of Magnetism (EOM) instrument and assesses the newly constructed Essential Professional Nursing Practices (EPNP) instrument.
Evidencing the Value of Nursing Practice - Guest Editorial
By Tim Porter-O’Grady, EdD, APRN, FAAN
Nursing Administration Quarterly, 2006
As some healthcare leaders experiment with new parameters of shifting practice models to an evidence-based construct, this editorial suggests expanding the dialogue with regard to evidence-based leadership and the administrative infrastructures and processes necessary to both support and advance it.
AONE Guiding Principles - For the nurse executive to enhance clinical outcomes by Leveraging Technology
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), 2009
Technology is integrated into the fabric of health care and will most likely become increasingly part of the core fiber. In this article, AONE leadership shares several tools to assist nurse leaders in incorporating technology into their work.
Constructing a Team Model: Creating a Foundation for Evidence-based Teams
By Tim Porter-O’Grady, EdD, APRN, FAAN; Daniel R. Alexander, MS; et al.
Nursing Administration Quarterly, 2006, Vol. 30, No. 3
As interdisciplinary teams become an essential component for clinical practice, their formalization, integration, and synthesis will become increasingly mandatory. This article outlines a contextual model for team action and the elements for effective teamwork.
Best Practice - Performance Improvement: Eight Steps for Successful Change Initiatives
Advisory Board Company, Physician Executive Council + Crimson Continuum of Care
This overview synthesizes years of Advisory Board research and experience into a single road map for effective performance improvement, helping health care organizations to avoid pitfalls and overcome barriers.
Are Nurse Leaders Prepared to Lead Across the Continuum of Care in the New Paradigm?
By O. Ed. Reitz, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC and Shelly Malin, PhD, RN
JONA, 2017, Volume 47, Number 5
The movement toward linking reimbursement with outcomes necessitates providing care across a continuum of settings, leading to the need for a new healthcare paradigm. This article addresses Issues related to shifting to this new paradigm and advocates for nurse leaders to guide its development.
A Response to the Question of Professional Governance Versus Shared Governance - Guest Editorial
By Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS
JONA, 2017, Volume 47, Number 2
This editorial discusses the expanding structures, models, and processes of professional governance that will add supporting infrastructure for the future growth and transformation of the nursing profession.
Are you looking for near-term savings in the wrong places?
The Advisory Board Company - Nursing Executive Center and Health Care Advisory Board
Nearly 80% of health system executives report they need to aggressively cut operating costs within the next three years. This article offers 11 opportunities and strategies to capture rapid savings.
BANYAN receives 2017 Business Excellence Awards.
We were honored to receive an Innovation Award at the Greater Omaha Chamber Business Excellence Awards ceremony last night. What a great evening!
Congrats to the other winners!
BANYAN announces release of Corridor™ version 4.0
As the name implies, Corridor™ provides the hallway of access in a healthcare environment.
One software platform brings together video, IT applications, room controls and collaboration capabilities into a single, intuitive user interface. Whether your need is care planning or education, Corridor™ is the gateway to comprehensive, timely and accurate patient information.
BANYAN is a 2017 Business Excellence Awards Winner
The Omaha Chamber of Commerce recognizes companies whose contributions elevate our region and make it a better place to work and live.
Recognized for superior work in the areas of Innovation and Leadership, BANYAN makes innovation part of our everyday routine. The awards recognize a strong vision for the future, a dedication to our community, and a passion for developing others.
5 Ways Teleservices Will Shake Up the Healthcare Workforce
By Jared Rhoads and John Ainge, MD CSC World
Amidst a shortage of healthcare workers, healthcare technologies have the potential to revolutionize the field. This article shares five ways in which hospitals and health systems can prepare to take advantage of the workforce solutions offered by new technologies
In effort to improve patient monitoring, hospitals employ virtual nurses, 3-D camera technology
By Julie Anderson
Omaha World Herald, December 22, 2016
CHI Health is testing a virtual care platform at hospitals in Lincoln and Kearney. Read how health care systems are using technology in-house to help monitor and care for patients.
Q&A: Engaging patients and improving care through digital transformation
Healthcare IT News, February 10, 2017
A discussion of emerging technologies with Simon Kos, MBBS, Microsoft’s chief medical officer. Digital transformation helps organizations exceed their patient care goals and deliver care at a lower cost.
Accountable Care Units: A Disruptive Innovation in Acute Care
By Bryan W. Castle, BSN, MBA, RN and Susan E. Shapiro, PhD, RN, FAAN
Nursing Administration Quarterly, January-March 2016
Disruptive innovation has moved care delivery from a traditional silo model, to one in which multiple disciplines work together to move patients safely through their hospital stay.
Why You're in Danger of Building the Wrong Workforce
Advisory Board Company, Executive Nursing Center
To succeed in the future, healthcare organizations will need to revise their workforce strategy to accomplish goals of delivering care at the lowest-cost, in the most appropriate setting.
Optimizing All Licensed Staff
Journal of Nursing Administration, May 2015
By Linda Lewis, MSA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
This article from a leading officer of the American Nurses Credentialing Center addresses the facts behind Magnet Standards for nursing staff mix, and advises nursing executives to plan their workforce at all levels of practice.
Disruptive Innovation: Latest Buzzword or New Reality?
JONA - Spotlight on Disruptive Innovation, October 2015
By Carol Boston-Fleischhauer, JD, MS, RN
Disruptive innovations (DIs) provoke controversy, but in healthcare, "the organizational solutions
needed will require nothing less...DIs are invaluable in advancing innovative thinking...and transforming models of service delivery at the levels the industry demands."
A Response to the Question of Professional Governance Versus Shared Governance
JONA - February, 2017
Guest Editorial by Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS
"Moving from shared to professional governance for nursing is not a trivialization or termination, it is instead a transformation."