Publications by authors named "Carme Planas-Campmany"

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Profile of Innovative Ideas Recorded by Nurses in an Ideas Bank of a Corporate Virtual Community of Open Innovation: A Cross-Sectional Study.

J Nurs Scholarsh 2020 07 28;52(4):426-434. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Manager, Integral Management System of Open Innovation, Institut Català de la Salut, Barcelona, Spain, and Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Spain.

Purpose: Nurses are well-positioned to play an active role in the development of innovation in health care. However, their contribution to health innovation is poorly recognized and often invisible. The aim of this study was to determine the profile of innovative ideas recorded by nurses in the Innòbics ideas bank, a corporate virtual community of open innovation.

Design And Methods: We used a cross-sectional study design. We identified all the innovative ideas recorded in Innòbics from June 8, 2016, to July 6, 2018. To be eligible, the ideas had to be recorded by nurses. Each innovative idea recorded was assessed by the Certification Evaluation Committee of Innòbics. After collective discussion during the evaluation sessions, each committee member independently scored the idea. The screening decision was based on the overall average score. The following variables were collected from each innovative idea that was recorded: (a) level of health care where the idea originated (primary care or secondary care), (b) subject or category according to the classification of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Health Care Innovations Exchange, (c) ratings relative to each screening criteria, and (d) the result of the screening decision: stored = ideas that were poorly developed and in which it was not possible to identify their potential for innovation; susceptible of improvement = potential ideas that needed to be improved and whose authors received comments from the evaluation committee; validated = ideas that continued the process to become innovation projects; forwarded = ideas that were not innovative but they were a complaint or a proposal for quality improvement (these were forwarded to the institutional department concerned).

Findings: A total of 246 innovative ideas were recorded in the period of the study, 61 (24.8%) of which were recorded by nurses. The subjects and categories of these ideas were diverse, highlighting aspects such as patient-centered care, quality improvement strategies, preventive and chronic care, and primary care. Thirty-five (57.4%) of these innovative ideas were stored, 13 (21.3%) were susceptible to improvement, 11 (18.0%) were forwarded, and 2 (3.3%) were validated.

Conclusions: The results demonstrated that approximately a quarter of the ideas were recorded by nurses. Subjects and categories of these ideas were diverse, some of them closely related to the profession and nursing practice. Two ideas were identified as potential innovation projects. Innòbics can act as an organizational tool that promotes a climate for innovation in health care.

Clinical Relevance: This study recognizes nurses' contribution to a healthcare innovation initiative and their interest in sharing innovative ideas. Its findings provide useful insights into a virtual community of open innovation such as an organizational tool for encouraging creativity and innovation in healthcare. Likewise, there is also a need for further development of nurses to master healthcare innovation as a basic competence.
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July 2020

[Evaluation of the nurse working environment in health and social care intermediate care units in Catalonia].

Rev Esp Geriatr Gerontol 2016 Nov - Dec;51(6):342-348. Epub 2015 Dec 17.

Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, España; Dirección assistencial, Instituto Catalán de la Salud, Barcelona, España; Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), Barcelona, España.

Introduction: A favourable work environment contributes to greater job satisfaction and improved working conditions for nurses, a fact that could influence the quality of patient outcomes. The aim of the study is two-fold: Identifying types of centres, according to the working environment assessment made by nurses in intermediate care units, and describing the individual characteristics of nurses related to this assessment.

Methods: An observational, descriptive, prospective, cross-sectional, and multicentre study was conducted in the last quarter of 2014. Nurses in intermediate care units were given a questionnaire containing the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI) which assesses five factors of the work environment using 31 items. Sociodemographic, employment conditions, professional and educational variables were also collected.

Results: From a sample of 501 nurses from 14 centres, 388 nurses participated (77% response). The mean score on the PES-NWI was 84.75. Nine centres scored a "favourable" working environment and five "mixed". The best valued factor was "work relations" and the worst was "resource provision/adaptation". Rotating shift work, working in several units at the same time, having management responsibilities, and having a master degree were the characteristics related to a better perception of the nursing work environment.

Conclusions: In most centres, the working environment was perceived as favourable. Some employment conditions, professional, and educational characteristics of nurses were related to the work environment assessment.
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March 2018

Nursing contribution to the achievement of prioritized objectives in primary health care: a cross-sectional study.

Eur J Public Health 2016 Feb 3;26(1):53-9. Epub 2015 Jul 3.

3 ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Concern for the sustainability of health care systems has forced health authorities and insurance companies to develop performance measurement systems to promote the achievement of health objectives. These actions aim to stimulate quality improvement while controlling costs by making providers accountable for what they do as well as for the quality of the care they provide. However, the extent to which each professional contributes to the achievement of the health objectives is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to analyse the contribution of nurses to achieving the objectives for primary health care (PHC) services prioritized by the public insurer.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using data from the PHC services of the public healthcare network in Catalonia, Spain, during the period 2006-09. Indicators linked to the prioritized health objectives were classified as nursing sensitive and non-nursing sensitive using criteria defined by international institutions. A multilevel linear regression model was applied to evaluate the temporal evolution of the two sets of indicators.

Results: Specifically, 39.4% of the indicators linked to the health objectives were nursing sensitive. The evolution of the indicators showed an improvement in the achievement of most of the prioritized objectives. Although this improvement was greater for nursing-sensitive indicator outcomes, the difference did not reach statistical significance (P = 0.09).

Conclusion: Nursing has a relevant role in the achievement of a significant number of health objectives in PHC services. This contribution should be recognized as it has important consequences in terms of service payment and public health.
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February 2016

[Nusing-sensitive indicadors: an opportunity for measuring the nurse contribution].

Enferm Clin 2014 Mar-Apr;24(2):142-7. Epub 2013 Aug 30.

Departament d'Infermeria de S. Pública, S. Mental i Maternoinfantil, Escola d'Infermeria, Universitat de Barcelona, L'Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona, España.

The measures directed at improving the management and funding of health services that justify the measurement of performance and the purchase of services based on results, have a direct influence on nursing. In this context, concerns about the value and contribution of nursing have been demonstrated worldwide over the last decades. Therefore efforts are being made to ensure that nurses contribute to promote the transformation of health systems. This requires identifying their contribution to the health system and, specifically, in relation to health outcomes. In recent decades, there has been a growing demand to achieve measures which allow nurses to demonstrate and assume responsibility for their contribution. The research and development of nursing-sensitive indicators and results, and its application, provide an opportunity to measure the contribution and professional performance in achieving these set objectives, in order to improve population health.
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June 2015