Igniting continuous reinvention to solve the nursing shortage
While healthcare organizations cannot solve the entire nursing shortage problem at once, Accenture has identified four critical success factors to help accelerate reinvention:
1. Adopt a strong, modern digital core
Health systems should first establish a strong technology core (data integration, increasing interoperability, ensuring information security and integrating clinical workflows) on which to build digital and AI solutions.
An AI-powered, cloud-based digital core is the foundation for reinvention. Healthcare organizations can first shift from a technology landscape of static, standalone parts to interoperable pieces that are intentionally integrated and leverage the power of cloud, data and AI.
2. Involve nurses in care reinvention from the start
Successfully introducing new technology into healthcare settings requires strong partnerships with nurses to drive adoption and deliver value. Those who will be using the technology in their daily work should be involved from the onset as the people impact is central to reinvention. Early on, identify the right clinical stakeholders whom the solution will impact: nurses, physicians or both. Then intentionally build relationships between these clinical stakeholders and IT.