Swartz and Williams Presented at the AACN Annual Doctoral Education Conference

Colleen Swartz, DNP, MBA, RN (UK HealthCare’s Chief Nursing Executive and Chief Administrative Officer) and Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM (Professor & Director of the Center for Health Services Research) presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Annual Doctoral Education Conference on January 18-20. The conference welcomes nursing deans, associate deans, doctoral program directors, directors of research, and faculty to chart the future of doctoral nursing education. Janie Heath PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP, Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing at UK’s College Nursing, coordinated the invitation of Swartz and Williams to give the closing plenary presentation – “Teamwork in Hospitals--An ITIM of Necessity”. They highlighted UK’s success in implementing the Interprofessional Team Innovation Model (ITIM). Their presentation documented how the ITIM model reduced hospital readmissions and improved patient satisfaction at UK HealthCare.