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Brightest Minds in Nursing Share Solutions at HIMSS24

A stage with 3 speakers at HIMSS Global Conference

Nurses are essential in helping people realize their full health potential, and the greatest innovations and solutions in nursing will be on display at the 2024 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition. 

HIMSS24 takes place March 11-15 in Orlando, Florida, welcoming healthcare and technology professionals from around the world for education, networking, certification and cutting-edge health technologies. 

Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the United States, according to the American Association of Colleges and Nursing, with more than 5 million registered nurses nationwide. Nurses work in a variety of settings and professional levels, making them uniquely positioned to drive health outcomes and advance health equity. 

HIMSS Clinical Informatics Advisor Whende Carroll, MSN, RN, NI-BC, FHIMSS, is a nurse technologist with leadership experience in clinical informatics, effectiveness, and transformation in multiple healthcare industry environments.  

What nursing programming at HIMSS24 are you most looking forward to attending? 

The 26th HIMSS Nursing Informatics pre-conference Forum, themed Legacy and Innovation: The Journey of Nursing Informatics, has an unprecedented speaker and panel lineup.  

The education sessions explore the transformation of nursing informatics in the present state of rapid technological advancements and profound healthcare industry changes. Driven by the hot topics, such as today's acute global workforce challenges impacting nurses today, the sessions will emphasize using novel and informative solutions to address these issues.  

The forum will address the essential role of the informatics nurse leaders and the transformative potential of new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), bridging informatics academic and practice and applied nursing innovation using technology.  

The forum opening and closing keynote addresses set the stage for the day of fantastic informatics sessions and what the future holds for nurse Informaticists to impact and transform healthcare.  

Why should nurses want to attend the conference?  

The HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition continues to be the purveyor of global nursing and healthcare technology communities that addresses hot topics in the industry worldwide to advance design, integration and adoption of tools clinicians need to change the status quo.  

This year, the HIMSS Informatics Community is hosting thought leadership events with a week’s worth of nursing informatics networking and education sessions at pre-conference events. Expert nurse informaticists will present their hands-on work that will influence practice and help tackle challenges, gaps and the need for standards creation throughout the healthcare industry. 

What education/innovations at HIMSS24 will nurses learn about to continue doing their best work?  

Using technology for nursing workforce solutions, the importance of education, leadership, innovation and research strategies will be a major topic throughout the conference.  

Several nursing informatics sessions will align with other general education sessions around the conference and highlight the importance of practical and responsible use of artificial intelligence in practice, which nurses now use in care delivery, administration, and operations in all settings. 

Anything else you want to share? 

The HIMSS Nursing Informatics community again co-hosts NursePitch with the American Nurses Association. Along with the competition, we’ll host an inspirational panel with our three finalists to gain insight into their team’s innovation ideation processes, steps towards bringing their healthcare solution creations forward, their journey to the pitch, and what’s next for their inventions, products, and solutions to influence and empower the next legion of nurse innovators. 

While nurses face enormous challenges and an ever-changing landscape of technological advancements, the brightest minds in nursing and healthcare technology are creating and sharing solutions.  

HIMSS24 will provide the platform for innovators to share ideas and best practices, including education sessions relevant to nursing such as including Nurse-Led Innovation Transforming Care Delivery Through Human-Centered Design; Empowering and Retaining Nurses to Improve Patient Experiences; Training the Next Generation of Nursing Leaders Using Augmented Reality; and many more.   

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