Why nurse leaders need to understand how to use data
Our guest for this episode has the kind of career path that is close to Dr. Nurse Dan’s heart.
Rich Kenny started his career in the emergency department before eventually becoming a flight nurse for Duke University Health System. Along the way he discovered that he had both an interest in and a knack for working with data, and specifically how to make data more useful to nurses in their every day. He eventually left the bedside to work in a variety of operational, informatics and innovation roles before landing at SAS, where he’s an executive advisor on the Healthcare Strategy, Support, & Innovation team.
Today we talk about all things data and informatics, and how they have the power to change the patient experience, improve working conditions for nurses and help move the healthcare industry forward. Rich also shares why he thinks that every nurse leader needs to be able to use data and information to lead well.
The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/rich-kenny