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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308201
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Leadership in Health Policy: There's an App for That
Author(s):
Sakraida, Teresa J.; Person, Susan J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Teresa J. Sakraida, PhD, RN, Teresa.Sakraida@ucdenver.edu; Susan J. Person, BA, BSN, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Leadership involves advocacy and responding to health policy issues in a timely and expedient way.  All health care professionals, particularly nurses who comprise the largest health care workforce, can use their meaningful patient care stories to shape health policy.  Such stories of care experiences are opportunities to enhance public awareness of a health care issue and subsequently influence larger transformations of the health care system.  The use of technology applications, referred to as smart apps simplify the process of health policy engagement for leaders and leaders-to-be.

The telephone has become a Smartphone with features that are above and beyond the simple ability to make calls.  As technology has evolved, other devices such as tablets have become smarter as well.  Mobile apps, include various kinds of applications, and are purchased or free with installation by phone users.  Apps are downloaded and installed from Google® Play and the App Store.

Useful applications for health policy watching include news feeds, policy maker contact with bill tracking, and policy blogs.  Featured selected free smart apps for devices include Congress, Politico, and news applications.  In particular, a demonstration of the Congress app highlights how to follow legislation and communicate with policy makers. Examples of news applications are shown. 

The strengths of apps include a short learning curve, ease of use, and access to real-time information that allows nurses to take action.  Limitations include difficulty in mastery.  Barriers in usage include less familiarity by the user with application use on devices, using an older device, and feeling overwhelmed with numerous app choices.

Health policy related apps offer immediacy in legislative tracking and increases opportunity of nurses to take the lead in trending health policy.  From an educational perspective the inclusion of mobile apps offers an innovative learning activity for advancing health policy leadership behaviors.

Keywords:
Leadership; Health Policy; Technology
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeadership in Health Policy: There's an App for Thaten_GB
dc.contributor.authorSakraida, Teresa J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPerson, Susan J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsTeresa J. Sakraida, PhD, RN, Teresa.Sakraida@ucdenver.edu; Susan J. Person, BA, BSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308201-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Leadership involves advocacy and responding to health policy issues in a timely and expedient way.  All health care professionals, particularly nurses who comprise the largest health care workforce, can use their meaningful patient care stories to shape health policy.  Such stories of care experiences are opportunities to enhance public awareness of a health care issue and subsequently influence larger transformations of the health care system.  The use of technology applications, referred to as smart apps simplify the process of health policy engagement for leaders and leaders-to-be. <p>The telephone has become a Smartphone with features that are above and beyond the simple ability to make calls.  As technology has evolved, other devices such as tablets have become smarter as well.  Mobile apps, include various kinds of <em>app</em>lications, and are purchased or free with installation by phone users.  Apps are downloaded and installed from Google® Play and the App Store. <p>Useful applications for health policy watching include news feeds, policy maker contact with bill tracking, and policy blogs.  Featured selected free smart apps for devices include Congress, Politico, and news applications.  In particular, a demonstration of the Congress app highlights how to follow legislation and communicate with policy makers. Examples of news applications are shown.  <p>The strengths of apps include a short learning curve, ease of use, and access to real-time information that allows nurses to take action.  Limitations include difficulty in mastery.  Barriers in usage include less familiarity by the user with application use on devices, using an older device, and feeling overwhelmed with numerous app choices. <p>Health policy related apps offer immediacy in legislative tracking and increases opportunity of nurses to take the lead in trending health policy.  From an educational perspective the inclusion of mobile apps offers an innovative learning activity for advancing health policy leadership behaviors.en_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectHealth Policyen_GB
dc.subjectTechnologyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:12Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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