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HealthImpact Releases Report on Value of Nursing

HealthImpact has released the attached report that defines nurses’ role in health care, describes provider characteristics for development of interprofessional teams, and outlines a return on investment formula for nurse leaders to use when quantifying nursing practice. The report was developed by a workgroup led by representatives from CHA, Kaiser Permanente and HealthImpact. The workgroup, which receives funding from these organizations, initially included nurses from throughout the state, and grew to include nurses from other states as well.

The “Value of Nursing” initiative’s first phase included developing talking points, an interprofessional scope of practice crosswalk, and a return on investment tool. During phase 2, the workgroup will create a crosswalk with additional interprofessional team workers. Questions can be directed to BJ Bartleson.