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Implementing Shared Governance in a Patient Care Support Industry: Information Technology Leading the Way

Hartley, Lou Ann PhD, RN, NEA-BC, PAHM

Journal of Nursing Administration: June 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 6 - p 315–317
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000074
Departments: Spotlight on Technology

Implementing technology in the clinical setting is not a project but rather a journey in transforming care delivery. As nursing leaders in healthcare and patient care support organizations embrace technology to drive reforms in quality and efficiency, growing opportunities exist to share experiences between these industries. This department submission describes the journey to nursing shared governance from the perspective of an information technology–based company realizing the goal of supporting patient care.

Author Affiliation: Healthcare Executive and Senior Manager, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Hartley, Cerner Corporation, 2800 Rockcreek Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64117 (

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