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Authors

  1. Murphy, Lyn Stankiewicz PhD, MBA, MS, RN
  2. Wilson, Marisa L. DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC
  3. Newhouse, Robin P. PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Abstract

In this department, Drs Murphy, Wilson, and Newhouse highlight hot topics in nursing outcomes, research, and evidence-based practice relevant to the nurse administrator. The goal is 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 authors will describe data analytics and explore the potential for data analytics in meaningful use implementation to enhance executive decision making.