Thursday, March 22, 2018
Opening Keynote Session
8:30 a.m. − 9:45 a.m.
“Unleash Your Inner Innovator!”
Everyone’s an innovator! It’s a vital part of what you do each day without even knowing it. Whether you are fine-tuning an existing process or sharing a big idea to make an entire system run smoother, you are harnessing innovation to transform care.
During this memorable session, world-renowned business futurist, inventor, and author Nicholas Webb will take you on an incredible journey through the future of innovation in healthcare. You will learn to recognize creative solutions to challenges you face in your routine nursing practice and gain insights you can put to work right now to build a “future-ready” workplace.
Webb will draw on his expertise and success as the inventor of dozens of patented technologies that range from one of the world’s smallest medical implants to consumer and industrial products. In his 25-year career, he has been awarded more than 40 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Webb, author of The Innovation Playbook, The Digital Innovation Playbook and his number one best-selling book, What Customers Crave. Additionally, he serves as the Director for the Center for Health Innovation and as an Adjunct Professor at WesternU, a Top Southern California Medical School. As the CEO at Lassen Innovation, he provides business and innovation strategy consulting to clients that range from small startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Prepare to be captivated and motivated as you explore with Nick how to:
- Uncover practical innovation in everyday situations;
- Link innovative behavior to high reliability and better outcomes;
- Take your creative ideas from incremental to “disruptive” as you design masterful customer experiences; and
- Unleash your inner innovator with concrete strategies you can apply immediately to improve quality, safety, nurse staffing, and patient care.
This opening session is specifically designed to set the stage for the entire ANA Quality and Innovation Conference. Don’t miss the excitement!
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“Solve Nursing Quality Challenges with Innovation”
Learn from experts and your peers! Apply what you’ve learned!
Nurses and health care professionals tend to operate strictly within their departments or divisions. Using crowdsourcing – a human-powered, problem-solving paradigm – where both experts and peers participate, you will produce fresh, interesting, and beneficial solutions to your toughest quality, safety, and staffing challenges.
This collaborative session is your opportunity to share your biggest roadblocks and best solutions. How did you improvise on the fly? Or come through in a pinch? What strategies worked for you?
You’ll have a chance to huddle several times before each group shares its most compelling ideas with the audience.
BONUS! All ideas will be curated and distributed in a handout to take back to your workplace and implement what you’ve learned.
Friday, March 23, 2018
8:30 a.m – 9:45 a.m.
“Turn Ideas to Action! The Power of Innovation in Nursing”
Innovation starts with you! Get up close and personal with health care practitioners who’ve developed innovative solutions to daily challenges and made a positive impact on quality, safety, and workforce management. Listen as they share their innovative, solution-oriented exemplars, then ask your most burning questions: How did they come up with their ideas? What did it take to implement them? How did they overcome barriers?
In this dynamic, interactive session, gain a deeper understanding of the power of innovation in nursing from inspired thinkers, plus recommendations for success. Leave with key takeaways you can implement in your work setting to improve quality and safety. ANA Executive Director and nationally known nursing leader Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN, will facilitate.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“Nursing Innovation Challenge!”
End the conference on a high note! This interactive session will link content from all previous sessions to actionable steps you can take right now to improve safety, quality, and staffing in your organization—in a fun game show format that allows you to show what you know, learn while having fun, and win some fabulous prizes!
Return to your organization energized and ready to innovate!
Sign up today to receive your $200 per-person discount.