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Increasingly, administrative databases are playing major roles in decisions regarding the effectiveness and funding of the health-care system. These databases contain information taken from patients' charts after their discharge and include their age, gender, diagnoses, medical interventions and length of stay Although nurses are the largest health-care(More)
Integral to understanding and leveraging performance data to monitor and drive quality improvement (QI) efforts to enhance patient care is a partnership between researchers (who generate data) and nurse executives (who lead QI efforts). In Canada, evidence-based, nursing-sensitive patient outcome data are included in the Health Outcomes for Better(More)
Currently, the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses (ACEN) is working with the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) to develop a joint position paper on patient safety cultures and leadership within Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs). Pressures to improve patient safety within our healthcare system are gaining momentum(More)
Nurse leaders from a sample of acute care and long-term care sites participating in the Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care program in Ontario provided information on their experiences with HOBIC implementation. In addition, they described strategies to enhance successful implementation of the program. Finally, they discussed the potential(More)
A study was undertaken to gain insight into how nurse leaders are influencing the use of performance data to improve nursing care in hospitals. Two themes emerged: getting relevant, reliable, and timely data into the hands of nurses, and the leaders' ability to "connect the dots" in working with different stakeholders. Study findings may inform nurse(More)
The purpose of this paper is to inform the nursing community of the extraordinary progress that the Canadian National Nursing Quality Report (NNQR(C)), the Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) and the Nursing Quality Indicators for Reporting and Evaluation (NQuiRE) have made to date, and to share our commitment to continue(More)