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Leveraging Technology to Increase Patient and Family Engagement and Improve Outcomes

Clavelle, Joanne, T., DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000301
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Engaging persons in their health care influences the quality of care and improves patient safety, health outcomes, and the patient experience. Emerging technology is enabling patients to be more fully engaged in their care. At the same time, the rapid emergence of these solutions is impacting nursing professional practice, workflows, and care delivery models across the continuum. Faced with a sustained and continued technology explosion, nurse executives are uniquely positioned to lead care transformation that leverages technology to engage patients at the point of care, redefine nursing practice, and improve empirical outcomes.

GetWellNetwork, Bethesda, Maryland.

Correspondence: Joanne T. Clavelle, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, GetWellNetwork, 7700 Old Georgetown Rd, Ste 400, Bethesda, MD (jclavelle@getwellnetwork.com).

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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