IN 2019, the ANA Enterprise looks forward to building on strategic work already set in motion last year when we unveiled our three-part innovation framework to transform healthcare through the power of nurse-led innovation. The framework was seen in action at the 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference[R] in Colorado. Read the highlights below and be sure to participate in exciting opportunities coming in the new year.
Activating nurse-led innovation
Attendees of the 2018 Magnet Conference had the opportunity to bring their ideas to life at the ANA Enterprise Innovation Lab, powered by Siemens Healthineers. The lab was staffed with a team of designers and engineers who met with nurses to discuss their ideas. The nurses then had the opportunity to build a prototype, using the many tools at their disposal, including 3D printers.
In addition to designing and prototyping, the lab inspired future nurse innovators with mini educational sessions on the innovation process. The sessions included an overview of the design thinking process and tips for securing funding.
Highlighting nursing innovation
The 2018 Magnet Conference Presentation Stage featured several nurse innovators, including a fireside chat with Michael Wang, MBA, MS, RN, Capt. US Army (Ret.), and Julia Geer, MS, head of growth, innovation, and incubation with Siemens Healthineers. Wang shared his journey to become CEO and founder of Inspiren, which offers the world’s first cognitive patient care assistant.
Article by Bonnie Clipper and Jaime Murphy Dawson.