Innovation in Nursing and Healthcare with Tim Raderstorf: Ep 06

We’ve got another excellent episode of Mastering Nursing just for you! This week, Nurse Keith and his guest cover a subject that’s important for the future of the field… innovation in nursing and healthcare. Tim Raderstorf is the Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and had so much to share about it. As the first nurse to hold this academic title in the United States, he takes great pride in educating the nation on the role of the nurse as an innovator and entrepreneur.

In 2017, he founded The Innovation Studio, a makerspace/incubator that provides interprofessional healthcare teams with the tools and mentorship needed to turn ideas into actions. Outside of Ohio State, Tim is the founder of Quality Health Communications, a digital Clinical Decision Support System that communicates real-time patient quality and safety metrics to the healthcare team. He is also the co-author of Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Success, which will be published by Springer Publishing Company in 2019.

What You’ll Discover in This Episode:

  • The Ohio State University Innovation studio and how healthcare providers can become involved.
  • A vision for the future of technological innovation in healthcare.
  • The connection between nursing, healthcare, and technological innovation.
  • The potential direction for tech in healthcare with the advent of robotics and artificial intelligence.
  • Plus so much more!

Featured on the Show:

A Quick Look at The Innovation Studio at The Ohio State University College of Nursing

The innovation studio was founded with a simple mission, “to foster interprofessional collaboration in creating health care solutions.” Their message is “if you have an idea for a health care product, service, or software and would like help developing it into a commercial reality, we have resources, mentors, and tools to help.”

The Innovation Studio at a Glance:

  • Space: “The Innovation Studio is a unique, moveable maker space that travels from college to college across campus, staying at each for a residency of around 2 months to help foster interprofessional collaboration.”
  • Professional Deliverables: “the Innovation Studio hosts workshops with topics such as product design, pitch development, interprofessional collaboration and maker skills, and provides project mentors, entrepreneurs-in-residence and daily technical support”
  • Funding Information: “The Innovation Studio was made possible by a gift from an inspiring Ohio State College of Nursing alumna, Connie Hahn Sharpe (’69), and her husband Gary, who together built Health Care Logistics, Inc., a company that specializes in health care innovations.”
  • Contact: Tim Raderstorf, Chief Innovation Officer, raderstorf.3 AT osu.edu.

Nursing Organization of the Week: Kansas State Nurses Association (KSNA)

Nursing isn’t just about medicine, it’s also about the community. Nurses who work together help drive the field forward and provide support, encouragement, and so much more for nurses all over the world. With that in mind, we here at the Mastering Nursing podcast want to highlight and recognize those that are doing a particularly great job of it.

We seek nominations from our listeners and other passionate nurses, and then decide on award winners each episode. If you have any nursing organization you think should be highlighted, don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail (or social media message) and let us know!

This week we’re thrilled to award the Kansas State Nurses Association or KSNA. They are a constituent member of the American Nurses Association, and has been around for over one hundred years. They’re currently the only full-service professional organization representing Kansas’ 90,000+ registered nurses.

They have a direct mission, and that’s “to protect and enhance registered professional nursing practice in all environments to assure quality, affordable and accessible health care for people in Kansas” Some of their Key program areas of the association include “legislation and governmental affairs, accreditation and provision of continuing nursing education, professional development and supporting nursing practice and research.
Legislation and governmental affairs encompass a broad range of issues, including workplace rights and safety, adequate and safe nurse staffing, continuing competency, access to quality health care, ethics and human rights, health care finance and nursing services reimbursement, nursing education, nursing practice and professional licensure.”

You can find out more about them by connecting with them online. You can learn about membership, advocacy, educational resources, events (for networking and continued education), and so much more.

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