RNAO eChampion Program [5 Cr2 900 I.Bajnok]

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  • RNAO eChampion Program [5 Cr2 900 I.Bajnok]

    1. 1. Bajnok, I. RNAO eChampion Program <ul><li>This slideshow, presented at Medicine 2.0’08 , Sept 4/5 th , 2008, in Toronto, was uploaded on behalf of the presenter by the Medicine 2.0 team </li></ul><ul><li>Do not miss the next Medicine 2.0 congress on 17/18th Sept 2009 ( www.medicine20congress.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Order Audio Recordings (mp3) of Medicine 2.0’08 presentations at http://www.medicine20congress.com/mp3.php </li></ul>
    2. 2. Dr. Irmajean Bajnok, RN, MScN, PhD Director International Affairs and BPG Programs Co-Director Nursing Best Practice Research Unit   eHealth Champions: a Successful Strategy to Maximize Nursing's Adoption of eHealth for Quality Patient Care Friday September 5 th 2008
    3. 3. Presentation Overview <ul><li>Background to project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting started </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing and eHealth Champions Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future initiatives </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is eHealth <ul><li>eHealth is about using information technology to modernize our health system, to provide better and safer health care. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why is eHealth important for Health Care in General? <ul><li>Supports improvements to patient care, access and safety, and promotes enhanced accountability and efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Assists health providers to make evidence based decisions in a timely manner </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the health transformation agenda which includes availability of consistent information across sectors. </li></ul>
    6. 6. eHealth Benefits to Patients <ul><ul><li>Reduce repetition of obtaining assessment data from patients. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to the latest diagnostic and treatment knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced risk of error when diagnosing and treating patients and clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross sector efficiencies and effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smarter spending of health care dollars thanks to better accountability tools and system management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced unnecessary and repeated diagnostic tests </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Why eHealth is important to Nursing <ul><li>Timely access to patient information </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to examine patient response to nursing interventions over time </li></ul><ul><li>Access to best practices at the point of care </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency in documentation of assessment and outcome data </li></ul>
    8. 8. RNAO Nursing and eHealth Project The Nursing and eHealth Project is an RNAO initiative funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC.)
    9. 9. Project Purpose <ul><li>The purpose of the initiative is to facilitate the nursing profession’s involvement in the Ontario eHealth agenda and support nurses to take a leadership role in the adoption of communication and information systems in all health-care settings. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Project Goals <ul><li>Increase awareness of Ontario's eHealth agenda and the significant role for nurses in the strategy; </li></ul><ul><li>Identify baseline information related to the level of ICT expertise within the nursing profession by age group, sector, and roles; </li></ul><ul><li>Plan and deliver specific education initiatives to build nursing’s expertise in ICTs and relevant health care applications </li></ul><ul><li>Identify nursing’s contribution to the MOH eHealth agenda; and </li></ul><ul><li>Develop nursing specific eHealth initiatives related to the role of nursing across all health care sectors. </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Think Tank 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory committee, 22 members </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>On line eHealth Nursing Survey, 2006-2007 </li></ul>Getting Started
    12. 12. eHealth Strategic Domains eHealth Knowledge Accessibility Visibility e Nursing Synergy Exposure, publication, research, participation, inclusion Visibility Usability, availability, convenience, entrée, equality Accessibility Sharing, networking, communicating Synergy Awareness, understanding facts/truths of all aspects of eHealth Knowledge
    13. 13. <ul><li>Active knowledgeable Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>eChampion Program </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing and eHealth Education Program </li></ul><ul><li>RNAO eHealth Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing Leadership Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>Project Components based on Assessment Phases
    14. 14. <ul><li>Oversee the Project </li></ul><ul><li>Create Synergy </li></ul><ul><li>Act as a resource for eChampions Program </li></ul><ul><li>Actively involved in eHealth and Nursing Program and eHealth Tool Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Provide link to nursing issues front line and leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Ambassadors for eHealth and Nursing </li></ul>Advisory Committee
    15. 15. <ul><li>eChampion Role: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage, Educate, Endorse, Evaluate, Explain, Enhance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two key components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>workshop for nurses interested in increasing knowledge and skills to champion eHealth in nursing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active eChampion network </li></ul></ul>eChampion Program
    16. 16. eChampion Role <ul><li>Support understanding, acceptance and adoption of informatics in point-of-care activities for nurses to help identify effective support and implementation strategies for colleagues in the workplace. </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>12 workshops across Ontario from 2006-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>267 eChampions in total </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop consisted of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation from experts in the field of eHealth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities that will clarify eHealth concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies that will assist in supporting eHealth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources of current eHealth programs/ information </li></ul></ul>eChampion Program
    18. 18. <ul><li>Regular eChampion network teleconferences. Opportunity to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss successes and barriers to eHealth awareness, education and adoption; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about strategies to promote awareness and adoption of eHealth in the workplace; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update knowledge about eHealth and informatics in nursing and health care.  </li></ul></ul>eChampion Program
    19. 19. <ul><li>Acute Care Hospital (125) </li></ul><ul><li>Ambulatory Care (10) </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer Centre (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting (3 person) </li></ul><ul><li>Complex continuing care (2 person) </li></ul><ul><li>Education (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Home Health Care (8) </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term Care (25) </li></ul><ul><li>Psychiatric Hospitals/ Mental Health (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health (15) </li></ul><ul><li>Other: combination of settings </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace settings unmarked (45) </li></ul>All eChampion Workshop Participants by Sector:
    20. 20. <ul><li>Pre and Post Evaluations: </li></ul><ul><li>Pre and post evaluations, 20 questions around levels of understanding and confidence, 10 point scale </li></ul><ul><li>Increased ratings with post evaluation in all areas. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numbers increased by 3 – 5 levels </li></ul></ul>Impact of eChampion Workshop
    21. 21. <ul><li>4 held from April 2007 – June 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Topics Addressed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing and eHealth Course; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eHealth as a factor in sector integration; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eHealth and its impact on the nursing role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing eHealth outcomes for better information and care. </li></ul></ul>Champion Network Teleconference
    22. 22. Some Comments from eChampions re their Role <ul><li>“ As an eHealth champion I am supporting my organization’s review of strategic IT investments, in order to advocate for the acceleration of projects related to our electronic clinical data system, to improve client outcomes and enhance nurses’ quality of work-life.” </li></ul>
    23. 23. Some Comments from eChampions re their Role <ul><li>“ My involvement with the RNAO eChampion program has provided me with a diverse scope of knowledge obtained from sharing information at the eHealth Champion Workshops. It has given me the desire to spread awareness of nursing informatics and how it can optimize patient care and safety. ” </li></ul>
    24. 24. eChampion Role: <ul><li>“… we have 3 eHealth champions who incorporate eHealth messages in all our work. We have numerous strategies to heighten awareness and promote engagement in the use of information technology. We highlight the benefits and importance of using information technology effectively to enhance patient care and promote safety through our project work and communications with clinical staff. </li></ul>
    25. 25. eChampion Role: <ul><li>“ We encourage nurses to get involved in our corporate initiatives by inviting them to participate in user groups, focus groups and surveys. We emphasize the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) competencies and offer a &quot;Computers 101&quot; programme for novice users. As eHealth champions we are leading the way!” </li></ul>
    26. 26. eChampion Role &quot;As an eHealth Champion and Education Clinician . . . I was given the opportunity to leverage on the use of our Nursing Intranet site to link to the important work of the RNAO related to the eHealth Project.  Electronic communications and links to the eHealth Brochure, eHealth newsletter and the Nursing and eHealth Education elearning course have been prominently published on the Nursing Intranet site. This allows for an opportunity to communicate the key message of eHealth with front line nurses across our multiple sites in a timely and consistent manner. These strategies have raised awareness and initiated discussions about eHealth at various nursing forums.&quot; 
    27. 27. eChampion Role <ul><li>“ Nurses are embracing new technology supporting safe medication practice. Our workplace is currently implementing Automated Dispensing Units across four in-patient sites. This implementation further readies nurses for the upcoming changes as e-health continues to move in a forward direction supporting nursing care and patient safety.” </li></ul>
    28. 28. Impact to Date <ul><li>Greater understanding and awareness of the important of nursings’ full involvement in all aspects of eHealth by both nurses and other stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses are more involved in and vocal about how eHealth and nursing are best integrated. </li></ul><ul><li>Less of a focus on eHealth as a challenge and more of a focus on making it work for better nursing care. </li></ul><ul><li>More awareness of link between eHealth and quality patient care </li></ul>
    29. 29. Impact to Date <ul><li>“ When educating new staff to our electronic nursing documentation I now have the confidence to answer the question most asked… </li></ul><ul><li>Why are we doing this and how does this benefit nursing and patient care?” </li></ul>
    30. 30. eHealth in the Future <ul><li>Expand the eChampion program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional workshops, and different levels of eChampions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More structure to the role </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tool Kit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Out in hard copy, Fall 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional modules for the Nursing and eHealth Education Program </li></ul><ul><li>Develop leadership engagement strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Canada Health Infoway partnership on eChampions </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger link between eHealth and Best Practice Guidelines and evidence based practice </li></ul>
    31. 31. <ul><li>Making eHealth Come Alive for Nursing as a Part of Excellence in Patient Care: We are Succeeding! </li></ul>eHealth Knowledge Accessibility Visibility e Nursing Synergy
    32. 32. <ul><li>Questions and Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>www.RNAO.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.RNAO.org/eHealth_course </li></ul>

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