There is been much discussion regarding the values and vagaries of health reform and the implications of the Affordable Care Act. 2014 is a critical year as many of the elements and requisites of health transformation and reform are enacted. The landscape for transforming nursing practice in clinical care now calls the profession to both recalibrate and reconfigure the foundations of nursing practice in ways that represent demonstrations of value in service, quality, and price. These challenges have significant implications for WOC nurses in a way that informs the transformation of our practice. This keynote session will challenge us to think differently about nursing practice in a value-driven health system and will challenge nurses to embrace and to engage new insights and processes which will transform the future of WOC nursing practice.
Identify three elements of accountability and their expression grounded in the Affordable Care Act expressing increasing demand for value health impact and sustainable quality outcomes
Specifically delineate the practicing clinician’s response to the demand for significant practice change in a way that affects the person, the caregiver community, partnership with the patient, and the changing health of the broader community