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ANA Launches Innovation Advisory Board

Analysis  |  By Carol Davis  
   March 17, 2021

Board members provide proficiencies from a range of perspectives and skills.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) today announced the launch of its new Innovation Advisory Board (IAB)—a group of leaders with deep expertise in healthcare innovation.

The 15-member board is comprised of representatives from nursing, education, design, nonprofit, business, venture, and philanthropy, who can offer a range of perspectives, experiences, and skills, ANA said in press release.

The IAB's purpose is to provide strategic guidance and thought leadership to ANA's Vice President of Nursing Innovation Oriana Beaudet, DNP, RN, PHN in developing and executing innovation.

"We are fortunate to have their vision and breadth of experience as we work to advance broader health nationally through innovation led by nurses," Beaudet said. "We wholeheartedly welcome their leadership and insights as we move this work forward."

Innovation is at the foundation of nursing, the new board members said.

"Nurses have many innovative solutions to the problems they see every day, and now is the time that we harness that energy, knowledge, and experience, and cultivate a culture of innovation in the profession," said Marion Leary, RN, MSN, MPH, director of Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

"Nurses are one of the great untapped resources in healthcare innovation. When nurses innovate, we all benefit," said Ahrin Mishan, MPA, MA, executive director of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, which funds nurse-led approaches to transforming the cost and delivery of care.

The other 13 board members are:

“Nurses are one of the great untapped resources in healthcare innovation. When nurses innovate, we all benefit.”

Carol Davis is the Nursing Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

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