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Rikki Wardyn accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

Forbes Human Resources Council is an Invitation-Only Community for HR Executives Across All Industries.

Rikki Wardyn, Vice President of Human Resources, has been accepted into the Forbes Human Resources Council, an invitation-only community for HR executives across all industries.

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BANYAN presents the "2018 Annual PLM Summit"

On February 20th and 21st, BANYAN had its annual PLM Summit. And, to create excitement about the product roadmap that we are working towards. The theme of the summit was LEAN, MEAN, & AGILE

The PLM Summit was a two-day event. The first day, we had the opportunity to listen to 3 keynote speakers at Metropolitan Community College (Nebraska) followed by a tour of their CAET facilities.

Drew Bonfiglio – Design Thinking
Eric Reichwaldt – Agile Thinking
Ken Moreano & Traci Hancock – Introduction to Lean Startup

The second day took place at BANYAN. This day focused on workshops from all the departments at BANYAN and how each part of the company plays a vital role in the future we are moving towards. We followed up the 2nd day at Dave & Busters for awards and teambuilding fun.


Virtualized Nursing Care: Inspired by the Lady with the Lamp, the Data and the Disruptive Ideas

Storlie, Deb, MS, BSN, RN: Rittermeyer, Linda, RN, BSN, MBA, MHA, AVP/ACHO

Florence Nightingale was the original innovator, theorist and disruptor in nursing. Her unrelenting advocacy turned the work of nurses into a profession.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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."

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