A transformational $6.5 million grant has been awarded to The Ohio State University College of Nursing to establish The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare. This institute will be the national hub for the teaching of best practices to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes, working with healthcare systems to implement and sustain EBP, and conducting research to determine best strategies to translate evidence-based interventions into real world clinical settings.
Evidence-based practice is a problem-solving approach to the delivery of healthcare that integrates the best evidence from well-designed studies with a clinician’s expertise and patients’ preferences and values. Multiple studies have shown that evidence-based practice improves healthcare quality and patient outcomes while reducing costs.
The new institute will launch with a national summit on EBP on Oct. 18-20, 2017.