Subscribe to Notes on Nursing, our monthly news digest.
Thank you for subscribing!
Please fill in your email to continue.
Nursing News HighlightsNurses Leading Innovation

Thinking Big: Using Big Data to Advance Patient Care

Blue graphic of charts, arrows, and code
What is the true cost of nursing care? How can hospitals build efficient nursing care systems that maximize value? These are the types of questions John M. Welton, Ph. D., RN, FAAN, a professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, is trying to answer as a scientist for health systems research. Read on to learn about his career journey and how his research is using big data to improve health care.

</p><p>What is the true cost of nursing care? How can hospitals build optimally efficient nursing care systems to maximize value? 

These are the types of questions John M. Welton, Ph. D., RN, FAAN, a professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing in Aurora, Colo., is trying to answer as a scientist specializing in health systems research. Read on to learn about his career journey and how his research is using big data to improve health care.

Latest from Johnson & Johnson Nursing
  • For nurses, more flexibility and better work/life balance are essential. Solutions like Mercy Works on Demand are meeting nurses where they are by offering a gig-based approach to scheduling. Not only is Mercy’s innovative approach addressing shortages and improving patient care, it is also bringing joy back to nursing and demonstrating that a new, flexible future is possible for the profession.
    2023-01-13T14:08:05.690Z
  • Building well-being and leadership skills in nursing isn’t a new concept, but surprisingly, it hasn’t traditionally been a formal component of nursing education. As a result, many nurses enter the profession unprepared for what’s ahead. Beginning this winter, a new educational curriculum from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing will pilot a competency-based approach to developing the next generation of nurses at 10 nursing colleges nationwide, focused on empowering students with the skills needed to prioritize self-care, healthy behaviors and well-being in the healthcare work environment.
    2023-01-13T14:07:43.179Z
  • Johnson & Johnson is proud to have supported nurse innovators and entrepreneurs through the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge Awards, which has provided grant funding for nurse-founded healthcare solutions and approaches. But the innovation journey doesn’t stop there. Here, three inspiring QuickFire Challenge awardees share what they’ve been up to since receiving their award, how their solutions have grown and expanded, and their advice for other nurses inspired to solve for healthcare’s biggest challenges.
    2022-12-13T19:09:51.347Z