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Ep. 124: Jen Fogel and Lisa Gulker on Building a Culture of Innovation in Nursing

Published on 5/7/2019

On this episode of "Perspectives on Health and Tech," we are joined by Lisa Gulker, Cerner’s senior director of Hospital Operations, and Jen Fogel, vice president and Regional Nursing Informatics Officer for Northern Light Health, the most expansive integrated health care system in Maine.

Jen and Lisa discuss the following questions: 

  • How does embracing innovation change the face of nursing informatics within the health system and bring value to nurses?
  • How is Northern Light using innovation to create a healthy work environment and improve nurse satisfaction?
  • What types of specialty certifications and advanced education opportunities are encouraged for the nursing staff at Northern Light? How are these offerings helping nurses produce better patient outcomes and improve the overall health care experience?

  • What is the role of nursing when partnering on innovative technology, such as Logistics Center dashboards? How are nurses making sure that the data needed for operational efficiency is leveraged to meet the diverse needs of all care team roles?

  • What types of opportunities are being created to use the varying degrees of nursing expertise in disseminating care through technology and data?

  • How is data being woven into nursing workflows and embraced across the different generations within nursing at Northern Light?

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