This RIIG is a forum for members interested in health services and health policy research. We offer networking opportunities, peer support, and inspiration to others interested in this area of work and research. We welcome all interested parties – researchers, clinicians, academicians, and students – to our RIIG. Find out more in the Research Interest and Implementation Groups (RIIGs) section of the SNRS website.

The goal of the Health Systems/Health Policy RIIG is to promote, encourage and supplement the development of health services research that focuses on nursing practice, workforce, improvements in care quality and delivery in and across systems, as well as health policy. Future objectives for this RIIG (as discussed at the last RIIG meeting) include offering webinars and promoting individual and symposium submissions for health systems and health policy topics.

Co-Chair: Nancy Crego

Nancy Crego is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Duke University. Her program of research concerns understanding factors within the health care system that effect the quality and safety of care in acute and chronically ill people. She has expertise in pediatric sedation safety, conducting research on adverse events and nurse sedation regulation. She currently serves on the board of the Society for Pediatric Sedation. Her current research focuses on improving the quality of life of children and adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease, understanding disparities and reducing harms associated with acute pain episodes. She has expertise in the use of utilization, cost, clinical and repository data.

She teaches in the PhD and DNP programs and serves on the Racial Justice Taskforce at Duke. She integrates high fidelity simulation into her course instruction, to improve nursing student performance in team communication and critical thinking. In addition, she has held several nursing leadership roles including clinical nurse specialist and nurse manager.

Contact information:

Nancy Crego, PhD, RN, Alumnus CCRN, CHSE

Duke University School of Nursing,
Assistant Professor

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