Plan for Change in Healthcare Informatics

by rninformatics rninformatics, DNP, RN Member

Specializes in Informatics, Education, and Oncology. Has 37 years experience.



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Hi rninformatics. It's interesting with the many models for leadership, particularly prominent ones like Lewin and Kotter, that more leadership successes are not seen in nursing and nursing informatics. Let me clarify. There are many successes in nursing in terms of our direct impact on patient care. What I would like to see more of is a national presence of nurses. For instance, physicians get tagged all the time for national leadership roles including leadership of hospitals and other types of agencies. With the exception of Judy Murphy at the ONC for HIT, I see very few nurses in prominent leadership roles within the various federal agencies and in private industry. What is it that stands between nurses and leadership in government and private industry? Is it how we are viewed in this society?