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  1. Warshawsky, Nora E. PhD, RN, CNE
  2. Scott, Elaine S. PhD, RN, NE-BC
  3. Murphy, Lyn Stankiewicz PhD, MBA, RN


The Accountable Care Act of 2010 is stimulating rapid transformations of healthcare systems. The shift from a focus on providing healthcare in a closed system to improving the health of communities demands rapid innovation by nurse leaders. Nurse leaders prepared at the doctorate of nursing practice level and PhD-prepared nursing health services researchers are needed to develop and evaluate best practices as they emerge. This column expands on the findings from CGEAN's Delphi study.