Expert Panel on Building Health Care System Excellence
Building on the seminal contribution of the Magnet Program, launched originally by the American Academy of Nursing, this expert panel will gather, disseminate, and translate evidence about nursing’s unique contributions to achieving value based healthcare. The five major focus areas of this expert panel are 1) healthcare practice environments across the continuum; 2) healthcare workforce; 3) the Academy’s role in advancing the Magnet Program efforts; 4) team based care including patients and 5) service-academic partnerships.
Inaugural Year: 2013
Pat Reid-Ponte, RN, DNSc, FAAN (Chair)
Sr. VP Patient Care Services & Chief Nurse
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)
Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN (Chair-Elect)
Staff Liaison: Cheryl Sullivan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Board Liaison: Debra A. Toney
- 2010 Magnet: Next Generation, Maggie McClure, RN, EDd, FAAN
- 2010 American Nurses Credentialing Center Response to “Magnet® status doesn’t improve nurses’ working conditions” published in ANA SmartBrief.
The Expert Panel on Building Health Care System Excellence recognizes the importance of research and actively encourages it through the outcomes component of the Magnet Model. It offers opportunities to share research findings at an annual research symposium. The expert panel encourages researchers to build on this and other studies, to identify key variables that may better explain research findings, and to continue the search for new knowledge. Its commitment to have an evidence-based approach to the Magnet standards will continue and studies of this kind help us all improve our ability to provide positive practice environments that ultimately impact excellence in patient- and family-centered care.
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