Over 500 nurses gathered together at the 6th Annual RN Labor Management Initiative (RNLMI) Nursing Symposium to learn about changes affecting the healthcare world and the impact of the DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment) Program. Experts including hospital executives and leaders from the New York State Department of Health spoke at this year’s symposium, which focused on how nurses can identify new opportunities and careers in healthcare.
Some speakers explored ways that technology can improve or expedite nursing care. Chief Nursing Officer Judy Murphy of IBM Healthcare Global Business Services talked about how nurses can be innovative by incorporating technology into their daily work. Jeffrey A. Sachs, president of Sachs Policy Group, encouraged attendees to embrace changes in healthcare and discover how young technology companies are creating healthcare products to help nurses perform better during their daily routines.
Breakout session topics included the impact of data on nursing, using meditation for stress reduction, community health and maintaining staff budgets. During one session, a seasoned nurse discussed the importance of being both receptive to learning from younger nurses and willing to assist them on the job.
Nursing teams representing New York City hospitals were honored for creating poster boards highlighting the exceptional work that they do on a daily basis by providing quality healthcare in their communities.