Recently, Dr. Ken Dion, Founder & CEO of Decision Critical, had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Billye Brown, International Nursing Honor Society Living Legend, to discuss her journey to leadership. The interview with Dr. Brown can be found at Reflections on Nursing Leadership an online publication of the International Nursing Honor Society, Sigma [...]
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Read these articles which have been written about Decision Critical and their competency management tools.
The reception was held during the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego on April 14. Featuring champagne and-strawberries, the reception honored Karen H. Morin, RN, DSN, ANEF who is currently the President of STTI. Co sponsoring the event was Decision Critical, developer of competency management solutions for healthcare. [...]
Midland Memorial Hospital is the latest healthcare organization to make the move to the Decision Critical, Inc (DCI) suite of online tools in an effort to better manage the proficiency of their nursing staff. As more hospitals start to look at how they can transform themselves with an emphasis on delivering a higher quality of care to their patients, they are looking to Decision Critical for assistance in helping to train, evaluate and assess their teams. The tools offered by the company let hospitals keep the training of their nursing staff up to date and their facility in compliance. A key benefit cited by Midland is that the DCI tools help in dramatically reducing the time and resources it takes to generate their regular reporting requirements for their Magnet designation. Something which often requires a full time resource months to compile in order for the hospital keep the designation.
When considering the healthcare space, quite often it is the nurses on the floor who are making the key purchasing decisions for products and services that they use on a daily basis.
The topic of creating a comprehensive portfolio for nurses has long been a topic of discussion, but there has historically not been a mechanism in place to effectively, securely and in a clear and organized fashion, keep such a large body of healthcare work.
Publication: Dean’s Notes™
Written by: Kenneth W. Dion, RN, MSN/MBA
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ED nurse turned software entrepreneur helps RNs provide good patient care. For Kenneth Dion, MSN, MBA, RN, nursing has been the cornerstone of a lifelong journey from firefighter/paramedic to founder and CEO of Austin, TX-based Decision Critical Inc. The company delivers Web-based education, compliance tracking, competency evaluation and cost-effective competency-based staffing to healthcare organizations.
Site: Advance [...]
Read the article from the site, Advance for Nurses, which discusses the importance for nurses to develop a complete online portfolio to house and present their life’s body of work as a nurse professional.
This is a exceptional biography on Ken Dion, PhD in Reflections on Nursing Leadership. It features the Decision Critical founder and how his education, experience and even a little luck had a role in developing the set of competency management tools that his company now delivers via the Internet.
This article discusses the importance for nurses and healthcare workers to continue their education in all aspects. Ken Dion, PhD Decision Critical’s founder is cited in the article on the importance of keeping all of your important portfolio information and hard materials safe and available. The Online Portfolio functionality from Decision Critical is a great way to meet this need.
Read the letter to the editor from Imprint which recognizes Decision Critical founder Kenneth Dion, PhD as being instrumental in her growth as an RN
Letter to the Editor from Melanie A. Miller, RN