Ellen Harper DNP, RN-BC, MBA, FAAN Assistant Professor University of Kansas SON

John Welton Ph.D., RN, FAAN Professor University of Colorado College of Nursing

Subgroup Leaders

Subgroup 1: User Stories Lisa Moon RN, PhD, LNC, CCMC & Greg Clancy RN, DNP

Subgroup 2: Data Dictionary Cathy Ivory, Ph.D., RN-BC, FAAN

Subgroup 3: Pilot Study Ellen Harper, DNP, RN-BC, MBA, FAAN & John Welton, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Subgroup 4: Dissemination All members

Subgroup 5: Research Governance Amy L. Garcia DNP, RN, CENP Peggy Jenkins Ph.D., RN

Subgroup 6: Business Intelligence and Analytics Chris Looby FACHE & John Welton, Ph.D., RN, FAAN


To measure the value of nursing care as well as the contribution of individual nurses to clinical outcomes and cost. Develop big data techniques for secondary data analysis that will provide metrics to monitor quality, costs, performance, effectiveness, and efficiency of nursing care. This has been our 4th year of working together to: 1. Test and refine the work products from previous years (Nursing Value data model, data dictionary, user stories, and metrics) to quantitatively measure the nursing value 2. Test the feasibility of extracting, validating and de-identifying data from disparate electronic systems 3. Created the Nursing Value Research Data Warehouse (NVRDW) at the University of Colorado using a high-performance computer 4. Develop an NVRDW governance model to securely transfer data 5. Create business intelligence tools to enable measuring the patient level nursing intensity and cost per patient across the continuum of care.