AAN News & Opinion
- Since its inception in 2000, the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Workforce Commission has focused on addressing the multiple factors that impede nursing workflow and the ability to achieve optimal clinical and operational outcomes. The Commission focused attention on ways technology could diminish demand on nurses' time by eliminating waste and enabling workflow, returning precious minutes of care to patients in acute care hospitals. Reducing demand is one strategy to abate cyclic nursing shortages.
- The American Academy of Nursing formed the Workforce Commission in 2000 to develop strategies for combating the nursing shortage by reducing the demand on nurses' time. Over the past 4 years, the Commission's work has focused on describing the benefits of deploying technology to enhance patient safety, enable efficient workflows, and improve nurse retention. They are currently disseminating the results of their Technology Targets Project with continued funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.