Clinical Informatics Advisor
Whende M. Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS is the Founder of Nurse Evolution, a health IT information hub established to educate nurses about using emerging technologies, advanced data analytics, and innovation strategies. She has served in quality improvement and clinical effectiveness, nursing informatics, and clinical optimization leadership roles at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, KenSci, Inc., and Contigo Health/Premier Inc. She is currently the Clinical Informatics Advisor and a fellow at the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS). Ms. Carroll is the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Policy and Advocacy workgroup co-chair and steering committee member, an American Nurses Association Innovation Advisory Committee (ANA-IAC) for artificial intelligence, augmented intelligence, and data science member, and a past North America HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee member. She is on the editorial board of the Nursing Management journal. Whende has authored and collaborated on numerous publications about nursing informatics, artificial intelligence, and nursing and the essentialness and future of a unique nurse identifier. Ms. Carroll co-authored and edited the 2020 American Journal of Nursing book-of-the-year award-winning text Emerging Technologies for Nurses–Implications for Practice. She is currently a Senior Editor at the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), for which she regularly writes about big data-enabled nursing technologies.