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 Theta Tau. Special thanks to Jim Mattson and the staff of Sigma Theta Tau for their assistance with this interview. This is the first installment of this two part interview.
Interview with Dr. Billye Brown
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Sigma Theta Tau President Honored
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. In attendance was Kenneth Dion, PhD, R.N., the company’s CEO.
For more information on the AONE event and reception, check out the STTI newsletter on their site.
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Midland Hospital commits to enhancing their quality of care with Decision Critical
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.
The hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer, Bob Dent sums up their decision to switch their competency management system to Decision Critical:
“We were not satisfied with our previous eLearning system. In today’s healthcare environment, we needed more to support our culture of accountability. Switching to Decision Critical, gave us a single application we needed to track all forms of learning, skill demonstration, and professional development. The integration of eLearning, skill/competency assessment, professional portfolios and performance evaluations gives us real insight into our most valuable asset, our people. The ease of reporting keeps well in front of compliance and along our Magnet® Journey. “
You can also read a great article which provides additional details on their move to the Decision Critical tools. An excerpt is below with a link to the full story.
Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, TX, recently changed its process for tracking not only online training but demonstrated proficiencies among its nurses. The change has resulted in a real-time information tracking program that has helped not only with tracking training, but documenting growth of its employees for its ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP) journey…
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