Wednesday September 28th 2016

‘President’s Perspective’ Archives

EHRs and the glide path to value

EHRs and the glide path to value

Ask any health care professional about pain points in current care settings and at the top of most lists is “the EHR.” We have a love-hate relationship with electronic health records, yet very few would concede paper was better. The vision of a connected world, however, [Read More]

No health without mental health

No health without mental health

More than half a century ago psychiatrist Brock Chisholm, the first director-general of the World Health Organization, professed that without mental health there can be no true physical health. Today evidence illustrates a bidirectional relationship between mental illness [Read More]

Nurses unite with pride (and stethoscopes)

Nurses unite with pride (and stethoscopes)

The original “shot heard round the world” commemorated the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775. But another shot heard round the world came on Sept. 14, 2015, when the hosts of the television show “The View” offended nurses by mocking Miss Colorado, Kelley [Read More]

Nurses unite with pride (and stethoscopes)

Nurses unite with pride (and stethoscopes)

The original “shot heard round the world” commemorated the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775. But another shot heard round the world came on Sept. 14, 2015, when the hosts of the television show “The View” offended nurses by mocking Miss Colorado, Kelley [Read More]

Transforming ANA

Transforming ANA

Nurses are busy people.  Demanding schedules, easy access to information on the internet, increased specialization, and transformations in health care have changed what nurses want from a professional association.  The American Nurses Association (ANA) is listening, and [Read More]

ANA’s race for relevance

ANA’s race for relevance

In my position, I have an opportunity to meet with nurses around the country.  I have been inspired by the innovative things nurses are doing in their hospitals, schools of nursing, clinics, and private practices.   Recently, I had the privilege of spending the day at my [Read More]

For a healthier 2012

For a healthier 2012

For generations, people across the world have been marking and reflecting on the end of one year and the beginning of another. The first written account of a New Year’s observance is reported to date back to Babylonian times — around 2000 BC — to welcome the first day [Read More]

Weathering the storm with safe nurse staffing

Weathering the storm with safe nurse staffing

A “perfect storm” is emerging in health care:  a series of sweeping and dramatic changes that are placing a great strain on the entire system.  The burden of rising health care costs alongside falling revenues, the coming health care demands of aging baby boomers, [Read More]

Navigating social media pitfalls

Navigating social media pitfalls

The rate of technology change over the past decade is mind-boggling. Despite the fact that I use a smart phone, utilize apps, and access websites on a daily basis in my role as American Nurses Association  president, I am still constantly amazed by the ease with which I [Read More]

Making HIT meaningful for nursing and patients

Making HIT meaningful for nursing and patients

As part of an ambitious program created through the “Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act” (HITECH), part of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” (ARRA), the term “meaningful use” has been coined to define how health [Read More]

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Join thousands of members who have updated their MyANA profile

Join thousands of members who have updated their MyANA profile

Thank you for being a member of the American Nurses Association! Please update your member profile so we can better [Read More]

Valuable tools for faculty in schools of nursing

Valuable tools for faculty in schools of nursing

As a faculty member in a school of nursing, fall is a busy time acclimating new students, offering new courses and [Read More]

How to be present, despite a never-ending to-do list

How to be present, despite a never-ending to-do list

Despite my plan to “lay low” when I first got to the unit, I quickly developed a reputation that I hadn’t [Read More]

OJIN reaches a milestone

OJIN reaches a milestone

The year 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing! The OJIN editorial team [Read More]

American Nurses Association President named to “100 Most Influential People” in Healthcare list

American Nurses Association President named to “100 Most Influential People” in Healthcare list

For the second consecutive year, ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named one [Read More]

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