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Data Analytics: Making the Most of Input With Strategic Output

Murphy, Lyn Stankiewicz PhD, MBA, MS, RN; Wilson, Marisa L. DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC; Newhouse, Robin P. PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31829d60c7
Departments: Evidence and the Executive

In this department, Drs Murphy, Wilson, and Newhouse highlight hot topics in nursing outcomes, research, and evidence-based practice relevant to the nurse administrator. The goal is to discuss the practical implications for nurse leaders in diverse healthcare settings. 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 will describe data analytics and explore the potential for data analytics in meaningful use implementation to enhance executive decision making.

Author Affiliations: Director and Assistant Professor, Health Services, Leadership and Management (Dr Murphy); Director, Masters Programs, and Assistant Professor (Dr Wilson); Chair and Professor, Organizational Systems and Adult Health (Dr Newhouse), School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Murphy, School of Nursing, University of Maryland, 655 West Lombard Street, Suite 465C, Baltimore, MD 21201 (

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