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Spectrum Health Innovations Presents at NTI Conference

  • June 9, 2017
  • by Felicia Rowley

Everyday nurses use a variety of software and medical devices. Often out of frustration with existing technologies and products not meeting all of their needs, they are forced to improvise or identify work around plans. One might say they are natural innovators. These work-arounds are innovations and often go unrecognized due to lack of time and resources.

That’s exactly why Spectrum Health Innovation’s Mike Czechowskyj, MSN, RN, PCCN, CNML and Scott Daigger, MBA and NPDP facilitated a session at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) about innovation.

Photo credit: Rachel Czechowskyj

The “Nursing Innovations in Healthcare” session discussed what an innovation is, examples of needed innovation, and the tools to bring an innovation to life. The goal of the presentation was to educate nurses on the power of innovation in healthcare and how they can bring their ideas to reality.

As experts in healthcare innovation, Mike and Scott were thrilled to have the opportunity to educate others and represent Spectrum Health as a leader in innovation at the most attended nursing conference in the United States. Their presentation was also one of 200 selected out of 1,300 other applicants that applied!

“Speaking at the NTI conference was a great way to share with nurses from across the country how they can help drive innovation within their own health care systems, and that ultimately might influence how patients are cared for nationally. We’re very honored that by being included in this conference that Spectrum Health Innovations is regarded as a thought leader in regards to helping drive health care innovation”, says Scott Daigger.

Photo credit: Rachel Czechowskyj

Mike Czechowskyj couldn’t have had a better experience attending and speaking at NTI. “It was great to reach so many nurses on a national stage. Being able to educate nurses from across the country on how the hard work they do every day can lead to healthcare innovation was a joy to be a part of.  The AACN puts on a fantastic conference and helps rejuvenate nurses and move the nursing profession forward”.