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Published on November 29, 2017

Transitional Care Featured at 2017 Research Symposium

Nursing SymposiumSpeakers and attendees at the 2017 Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium focused on helping patients and medical professionals manage change.

The event, which took place Nov. 17 at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown, attracted more than 350 nurses, physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals from around North Carolina.

Speakers included Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, founder of Practice Change Leaders, a program devoted to promoting improvements in elder care; Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, FAAN, a professor of psychiatric mental health nursing at The Ohio State University's College of Nursing; and Amy Martinez, director of organizational effectiveness at Cone Health.

Now in its sixth year, the symposium enables nurses and care teams across the state to exchange results from research and clinical care innovations.

"Our patients are front and center in all we do at this symposium each year," said Cone Health Chief Nurse Executive Kenneth Rempher, PhD, RN, MBA, CENP. "We conduct research and innovate care continuously because we want to provide the best possible care for our patients."

The event featured discussions on women's health, fall prevention and patient education, as well as posters showcasing research findings from innovations in care.

"What we want to do is give our staff a national view of how healthcare is changing, and to get innovative ideas," said Cone Health Chief Clinical Officer Mary Jo Cagle, MD. "We're committed to keeping our staff at the highest levels of training, and what we're seeing here is multiple disciplines working together."

2017 Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium

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