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Meaningful Use: Intersections With Evidence-Based Practice and Outcomes

Wilson, Marisa L. DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC; Newhouse, Robin P. PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Journal of Nursing Administration: September 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 9 - p 395–398
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182668162
Departments: Evidence and the Executive

In this department, Drs Newhouse and Wilson highlight hot topics in nursing outcomes, research, and evidence-based practice relevant to the nurse administrator. Content includes evidence-based projects and decision making, locating measurement tools for quality improvement and safety projects, using outcome measures to evaluate quality, practice implications of administrative research, and exemplars of projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to organizational problems. In this article, the authors describe the implications of meaningful use implementation to evidence-based practice and outcome measurement and discuss issues facing nurse executives in planning for these changes.

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Author Affiliations: Director, Masters Program, and Assistant Professor (Dr Wilson); Chair & Professor, Organizational Systems and Adult Health (Dr Newhouse), School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Wilson, School of Nursing, The University of Maryland, 655 W Lombard St, Suite 525, Baltimore, MD 21201 (

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