Hayes, Inc. Offers Free Evidence-Based Practice Webinar Series for Providers

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The series will be offered on: Monday, October 3; Monday, November 7; and Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

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Hayes, Inc., a leading provider of unbiased health technology assessments and consulting services, will host a free three-part webinar series co-presented by Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN and Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DPFNAP, NE-BC, both of The Ohio State University. The series is focused on the impact of evidence-based practices in healthcare and how to implement them into an organization. The webinars were created to offer healthcare providers with high-quality information regarding the use of evidence-based practice in the evolving population health environment.

The webinars will include:

  • “The Importance of Evidence-Based Practice in Achieving the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare” will be held on Monday, October 3, at 2:00 PM ET. Content will include defining an evidence-based practice (EBP), the process of evidence-based decision making, and the connections between EBP and outcomes.
  • “The 7 Steps of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Implementing EBP in Real-World Settings” will be offered on Monday, November 7, at 2:00 PM ET. Topics to be covered include common barriers to the implementation of EBP and the strategies to address them.
  • “Strategies for Sustaining an Evidence-Based Practice Culture and Driving High Quality Outcomes” begins Tuesday, November 29, at 2:00 PM ET. This webinar will focus on strategies to effectively implement EBP, emerging trends in EBP integration and sustainability, and a discussion of innovative tools and successful examples.

“We could not be more excited to have Drs. Melnyk and Gallagher-Ford as guest lecturers for our webinars,” says Winifred Hayes, RN, PhD, ANP, Founder and CEO of Hayes, Inc. “Their passion for evidence-based practice aligns with our own mission to transform healthcare through the application of clinical evidence and makes us feel very fortunate to be working with them for this educational series.”

For more information and to register online, click here.

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN; Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University; Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Ohio State’s College of Medicine.

Dr. Melnyk is a sought-after keynote speaker for both national and international conferences. Appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services, she served on the 16-member U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent team of independent experts focused on the goal of making evidence-based recommendations to improve the health of all Americans. She has served as a consultant for hundreds of healthcare systems and colleges worldwide, advising how to improve quality of care and patient outcomes by implementing evidence-based practice. In 2013, she was elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DPFNAP, NE-BC; Director of The Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice at The Ohio State University, College of Nursing.

Dr. Gallagher-Ford’s 26 years of clinical experience in nursing administration and maternal child health are the foundation for her expertise in teaching and implementing evidence-based practice in real-world settings. She co-authored two studies with Dr. Melnyk, including one that resulted in the establishment of evidence-based practice competencies for practicing RN’s and APN’s. Dr. Gallagher-Ford’s research focuses on nursing evidence-based practices as pertains to the influence of nurse leaders. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Academies of Practice and the Nursing Academy as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow.

Hayes, Inc., an internationally recognized leader in health technology research and consulting, is dedicated to the delivery of high-quality healthcare and improved outcomes through the integration of evidence into decision making and policy development. The unbiased information and comparative-effectiveness analyses we provide enable evidence-based decisions about acquiring, managing, and paying for health technologies. Our worldwide clients include hospitals, healthcare systems, government agencies, health plans, and employers. For more information about Hayes, Inc., visit http://www.hayesinc.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

For media and public relations inquiries, contact: Jim Hollis, 215-855-0615, x4744 jhollis(at)hayesinc(dot)com

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