See You Now Podcast

62: Reporting Powers: Provide, Protect, and Invest

December 6, 2021


While the recent pandemic caused devastating loss of life and strained health systems, it also brought into sharp focus nurses’ pivotal role in healthcare and their enormous, and largely untapped potential to shape patient care, rethink how healthcare is organized and where it’s delivered.

Moved by the unprecedented stress and strain on nurses and our health systems, Johnson & Johnson, in partnership with the American Nurses Association and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, set out to understand the various ways that the nursing profession evolved amidst the pandemic. From the stories and data emerged the pointed Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report -- one that offers a deeper understanding on how the pandemic transformed nursing practice and how the momentum of these innovations can steer us to a much better and preferred future of the profession.

In this third of a multi-episode series centered on the Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report, we go for a checkup on retail health clinics with Angela Patterson, the Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer at CVS MinuteClinic to learn how the teams at MinuteClinic worked with a variety of partners to deliver care throughout the pandemic to communities across the US when health systems around the country experienced high levels of disruption. Throughout this public health crisis, the MinuteClinic teams continued and evolved their established care services, and as their patients’ needs changed and the public health crisis escalated, their teams took bold, innovative leaps to ensure the safety and well being of their clinical teams, deliver on the urgent need for convenient COVID testing, and play a transformative role in the enormous logistics challenge of swiftly mobilizing teams to vaccinate millions of people across the nation with the new COVID vaccines.

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