Achieving academic excellence in nursing with new technologies: An Ovid® Synthesis webinar

Recorded Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 1 hour
This webinar discussed the opportunities and risks in using new technologies for research, EBP, and QI, including ChatGPT.

The rapid adoption of advanced technologies has led to concerns about academic integrity and raised questions about how to best address opportunities and risks with utilization. Our expert panel discussed the strengths and shortcomings of these advanced technologies. This webinar also provides examples of how Ovid Synthesis, a new, innovative solution, can be used to provide the oversight and guidance to support a learning environment that promotes independent critical thinking and academic integrity.

Learning objectives:
  • Identify the potential opportunities and risks of new technologies within healthcare, including ChatGPT.
  • Describe issues facing faculty and nursing students using new technologies including ChatGPT in developing research, EBP, and QI projects.
  • Discuss how Ovid Synthesis provides the oversight and guidance necessary to support a learning environment that promotes a culture of independent critical thinking and academic integrity.

About the panelists

Marilyn Oermann
Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing; Editor-in-Chief, Nurse Educator
Marilyn Oermann is the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator. Dr. Oermann is the author/co-author of 34 books, more than 215 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and many editorials, chapters, and other types of publications. Her current books are (1) Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education (6th Edition); (2) Writing for Publication in Nursing (5th Edition); (3) Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing (6th Edition); (4) Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development (3rd Edition.); and (5) A Systematic Approach to Evaluation of Nursing Programs (2nd Edition). Dr. Oermann received the National League for Nursing (NLN) Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research, the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing from the International Academy of Nursing Editors, and the NLN President’s Award.
Grace Sun
Grace H. Sun, MSN, NP
Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Grace H. Sun is an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). A full-time faculty member for the past 13 years, Dr. Sun currently teaches in the master’s and doctoral programs, with a focus on the Family Nurse Practitioner track. She has extensive experience in curricula development, implementation, and evaluation, on-line instructional design, distance education, and interprofessional education. Dr. Sun also practices at the Student Health and Wellness Center on the Texas Tech University main campus. She helped develop and implement the Interprofessional Medicare Wellness Clinic at TTUHSC and continues to maintain its ongoing presence. Prior to her current position at TTUHSC, she was in private practice gastroenterology, overseeing clinic and in-patient management of gastrointestinal and hepatological disorders.
Stephanie Hoelscher
Stephanie H. Hoelscher, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, CHISP, FHIMSS
Associate Professor of Graduate Informatics and an Informatics Nurse Specialist, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Dr. Steph Hoelscher is an Associate Professor of Graduate Informatics and an Informatics Nurse Specialist at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. She is the Director of the MSN Informatics program, focusing on quality outcomes, emerging technologies, and informatics translational science. In addition, Dr. Hoelscher holds several informatics certifications, including board certification in Nursing Informatics by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and recognition as a Fellow in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Since 2017, she has advised the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Adapting Clinical Guidelines for the Digital Age project in its various forms. Dr. Hoelscher is an enthusiastic educator committed to sharing disruptive and emerging healthcare technologies with colleagues and students – most recently regarding using AI technology to improve patient outcomes.
Shea Polancich
Shea Polancich, PhD, RN
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
Shea Polancich has been practicing in quality and patient safety for two decades. She is currently an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing with a primary practice at the UAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama as a director specializing in nursing improvement, innovation, and analytics. Formerly, her roles included the Director for Quality and Patient Safety at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Director of Data Analysis and Measurement at Texas Health Resources, NIH/NINR research intern, and health policy fellow at George Mason University. She has served on two expert panels for the NQF, and is a column editor for the Journal for Healthcare Quality. She may be contacted at [email protected] or [email protected].
Rachel Dicker
Rachel Dicker (Host)
Product Management Associate, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research & Practice
Rachel Dicker is a Product Management Associate at Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research & Practice. She is responsible for creating and implementing product strategies, innovation, and market outreach for new clinical research and information solutions. Her current focus is building a new, innovative application for conducting, storing, and disseminating evidence-based and quality improvement initiatives. She recently received the 2021 Health Learning, Research & Practice High Performance Recognition Award and the 2021 Wolters Kluwer Global Innovation Award.

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