Come see StaffGarden at ANA 2016!

by: Olivia Smith

Interested in learning how StaffGarden is building innovative and durable tools for nursing professionals? We are excited to have the opportunity to be an exhibitor at the American Nurses Association (ANA) annual conference this year!

About the ANA conference

Nurses are the infrastructure of safety, and they know there’s a clear connection between quality, safety, staffing and patient outcomes. ANA’s premier conference in 2016 will give nurses the opportunity to explore the conference theme, Connecting Quality, Safety and Staffing to Improve Outcomes, while learning about new innovations in nursing and examining the variables that affect nurses’ ability to deliver high-quality care.

Quality care starts with optimal staffing. To deliver a high level of care, nurses must be informed and engaged and work in a safe environment. Safety is a shared responsibility between nurses and their organizations, and in a high-quality health care environment, both nurses and patients feel safe and nurses are better equipped to be engaged in patient care.

Conference sessions will bring you the latest strategies, research, and best practices to improve outcomes through quality, safety and staffing. Currently, it takes about 15 years for new research to affect patient care. ANA is committed to shortening that time frame and more quickly transforming nursing practices and patient outcomes. At the 2016 ANA conference, nurses will learn from evidence-based research and discover innovations they can start using immediately.

Who are some of the speakers at ANA 2016?

Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner

Best-selling author; founding partner, Detroit Venture Partners; founder and former CEO/chairman, ePrize

Josh Linkner is a four‐time tech CEO, a two-time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a two-time New York Times best-selling author for his books Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention, a venture capitalist for over 100 startups via Detroit Venture Partners (which he cofounded), and a Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient. He is a keynote speaker on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention, which will be his topic at this year’s ANA conference. And he plays a mean jazz guitar. Catch Josh presenting Opening Keynote Session G100 New Horizons for Health Care: Tapping Creative Thinking for Practical Innovation. 

Dr. Pat Patrician

Dr. Pat Patrician

Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Dr. Patrician joined the faculty of Alabama at Birmingham in August 2008 after having served 26 years in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. At UAB she teaches and conducts research on staffing, work environment, and quality and safety outcomes. Patrician is a Senior Nurse Faculty/Scholar in the Veterans Administration Quality Scholars (VAQS) fellowship program and a national Consultant for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses program. In her session with Mary Dolansky, Patrician will guide participants through best practices for using QSEN quality competencies practically and effectively in their practice. See Dr. Patrician presenting Quality Preconference Session PC002 QSEN Quality Competencies: Connecting Academic and Nursing Practice.

Dr. Deirdre E. Mylod, PhD

Dr. Deirdre E. Mylod, PhD

Executive director, Institute for Innovation, and SVP, Research & Analytics, Press Ganey

Since 1997 Dr. Mylod has filled various leadership roles for Press Ganey, including her current role as liaison to the National Quality Forum (NQF). Mylod has served on committees on public reporting through the NQF and as the Vice President of Improvement Services, during which time she oversaw the organization’s Client Improvement Management teams. Previously, she was responsible for developing Press Ganey’s HCAHPS initiative. In her plenary session, Mylod will unpack Press Ganey’s standard quarterly report and demonstrate how to incorporate data analysis into different work environments. See Dr. Mylod presenting General Session G102 Improving Quality of Care: Best Practices for Building Patient Satisfaction.

Who can you meet from StaffGarden?

Ryan Reid

Ryan Reid

Founder

Brian Card

Brian Card

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith

Marketing Project Manager

About StaffGarden

StaffGarden’s team has created an innovative application for nursing professionals to create, manage, and own their ePortfolio. This provides them with greater exposure to the healthcare industry. Whether a student or a seasoned professional, in an office or institution, StaffGarden is the place to share your education, experiences and dreams to an engaged and growing community.

If you’ll be attending the American Nurses Association conference, be sure to swing by booth #102 to meet our team and learn more about the tools we’re creating to help nurses grow their careers! Let us know if you’re attending in the comments!

 

Author

Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith

University Liaison | Marketing Project Manager

As the resident chai latte queen at StaffGarden, you can find Olivia color coordinating her notes, planning StaffGarden’s next big event, or helping college students create their ePortfolio. Contact at Olivia@StaffGarden.com

 

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