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Direct invitations and word of mouth are some of the most impactful ways to ensure all the right people are there to engage in effective meetings and high-level conversations to move our industry forward.
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Interested in joining the HIMSS Social Media Ambassador Programme?
This programme is designed for individuals, rather than organisations or PR/communications representatives, to join and add value to the social conversation around health IT and the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Conference, and to serve a critical role in sharing discussions and findings from speakers and educational session dialogues throughout the event. As social media influencers from the health information and technology space, this is a unique opportunity to participate in this European healthcare conference on a complimentary basis and share the experience with your audiences and networks.
To assess your eligibility, please contact Ellie Paton.
HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors
The Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care
Dedicated to the "International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife"
Submissions for the awards are now closed.
Now in their seventh year, the awards were set up by the NHS and Dr Kate Granger in 2013 whilst she was terminally ill, to raise awareness and recognise people and organisations that have delivered care with compassion at its heart, through her #hellomynameis social media campaign. Kate sadly passed away in July 2016, but her legacy continues, and she would be proud of how far her message has travelled.
The campaign and awards are now global, and with the continued support of Kate’s widower Chris Pointon, outstanding patient care is recognised in the European Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care, presented at the HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Digital Conference on 10 September 2020.
This year, the awards will be dedicated to nursing and midwifery practice across the European region, in partnership with the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community.
The awards have three categories: individual, team/organisation, and best use of innovation. The panel of judges will value evidence of ambitious and innovative ways of delivering compassionate care, excellent leadership and positive impact on patient experience.
This year, we have chosen a diverse group of expert clinical and informatics nursing and midwifery leaders from across our European Nursing Informatics Communities, who will join the 2019 winners of the awards in making their decision. Each category will have three judges. General oversight of all decisions will be given by Chris Pointon and the HIMSS team.
#Hellomynameis campaign is fundraising!
As of December 2019, Kate’s fundraising campaign has exceeded all expectations, reaching more than £500,000, with proceeds donated to the St Gemma’s Hospice and the Yorkshire Cancer Center.
Why focus on nurses and midwives?
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the WHO and International Nurses Council have named 2020 the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.”
HIMSS and the Kate Granger Advisory Board have decided this is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the compassion, dedication and essential role that nurses and midwives play in improving patient care globally; their contributions as key drivers of innovation and improvement of outcomes are valued universally across the care sectors. We hope to hear best practice stories from countries across Europe, and we encourage as many nominations as possible!