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Website spotlight: How value-based purchasing is changing nursing

Nurse Leader Insider, June 20, 2011

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Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, June 14, 2011

The advent of value-based purchasing has thrown everyone into a mad scramble. You can't stand in a group of nurse executives without hearing someone ask about how others are improving their patient satisfaction or sharing notes about HCAHPS scores.

"Value-based purchasing is a game changer," says Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, FAAN, vice president and chief nursing officer at VHA Inc.

On a long-term scale, it has everyone wondering how on earth they will achieve so much-from improved patient experience to sustainable quality outcomes-in such a short time. As hospitals plan how to best operate in this new world, it's worthwhile taking the time to reevaluate who should be working on what.

Gelinas recently presided over a meeting of 100 VHA CNOs and says it was one of the most successful CNO meetings VHA has ever held because rather than focusing on a specific topic, such as value-based purchasing, the group focused on innovation and how to develop strategies that will help organizations achieve transformation.

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