A study was undertaken to gain insight into how nurse leaders are influencing the use of performance data to improve nursing care in hospitals. Two themes emerged: getting relevant, reliable, and timely data into the hands of nurses, and the leaders' ability to “connect the dots” in working with different stakeholders. Study findings may inform nurse leaders in their efforts to leverage data to transform nursing care.
Nursing Health Services Research Unit Knowledge Translation and Exchange Program (Drs Jeffs and Nincic), Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (Dr Hayes), University of Toronto; Nursing Research, St Michael's Hospital (Dr Jeffs and Ms Lo), Toronto; Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (Ms White); and Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital (Dr Jeffs), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Correspondence: Lianne Jeffs, PhD, RN, Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Room 720, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors thank research assistants Danielle Jerome and Jemcy Joy for conducting and transcribing the interviews.
This research has been generously funded by a grant from the Government of Ontario. The views expressed are the views of Jeffs et al, Nursing Health Services Research Unit Knowledge Exchange and Translation Program and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Ontario.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Accepted for publication: September 25, 2014
Published ahead of print: December 8, 2014