Upcoming Webinars

Using Clinical Data to Address Quality Initiatives and Improve Patient Safety

November 13, 2019
12-1 pm ET

Presenter:  Victoria Goode, PhD, CNRA, RN 

Moderator: Michael P. Cary, Jr., PhD, RN 
What:  Health Systems/Health Policy RIG Webinar 
Duration:  Approximately 45 minutes

The potential for improving the quality of patient care through the use of existing data sets is limited only by the conceptualization of the problem and study, and the expertise of researchers to use existing data with complex research designs.  Traditionally, PhD students and nurse scientists learned research methods using primary data collection and analysis.  Through the development of secondary data sources and greater accessibility to these data for analysis, nurse scientists have the potential to gain a better understanding of patient phenomena, inform clinical processes, and improve the quality of patient care. 

Participants of this webinar will learn fundamental concepts and key steps needed to conduct research using secondary data: (1) define a research question; (2) select an appropriate dataset; (3) understand variable creation and build your analysis; and (4) present findings in a way that that informs healthcare policy and/or clinical practice.

There are no prerequisites for this webinar.  However, it is best suited for participants who:

  • Have graduate-level statistics and research design
  • Are currently managing or planning to manage large secondary data projects

Register for this webinar. 

Past Webinars

Writing a Winning Abstract
August 7, 2019 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Abstracts of research papers are sometimes poorly written, often lack important information, and occasionally convey a biased picture. This webinar will provide detailed suggestions, with examples, for writing the background, methods, results, and conclusions sections of a good abstract. The primary target of this webinar is the student and early career researcher
; however, authors with all levels of experience may find useful ideas in this webinar.

Presenter: Brittany Butts, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Emory University

Telehealth: Building an Evidence-based Model of Care
May 4, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

An Interview with Dr. Marilyn A. Ray
April 11, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 pm ET