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HIMSS Celebrates National Nurses Month 2024

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In honor of National Nurses Month, HIMSS is celebrating the quality care and advocacy nurses provide to drive health outcomes and advance health equity. Throughout the month of May, HIMSS is highlighting information, resources and members excellence in nursing. 

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. 

Today and every day, HIMSS is honored to acknowledge the critical role nurses play in elevating the patient experience, advancing care outcomes through innovation and fearlessly reimagining the future of health and wellness for communities around the world. 

Webinar, May 21 

Career Compass: Exploring Diverse Nursing Pathways 
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

This webinar will illuminate the diverse avenues available within the nursing profession and equip you with the tools to chart your own path to success.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the experiences of your peers and chart a course toward your professional aspirations.  


  • Rachelle Landry, MBA, BSN, RN, FACHE, LSSYB, CLHP
    Clinical Transformation Vice President – US Region, BD
  • Sophia Brown RN, NI-BC, PhD, DBA, FACHE, CPHIMS, PMP 
    Associate Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
  • Carolyn Gorman, BSN, RN 
    Chief Nurse, BD 
  • Victoria Sergent, BSN, RN, NI-BC, DC
    Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Enterprise Clinical Informatics, Froedtert Health 
  • Lisa Lyon, MSN, RN 
    Sr. Clinical Informatics Coordinator, Cherokee Nation 

HIMSS Member Spotlights 

HIMSS is celebrating its members on healthcare’s front lines every day. 

Nurses Month Member Spotlight: Olga Kagan, PhD, RN, CIMI, FHIMSS, FAAAAI 
Olga Kagan is an Independent Healthcare Consultant at OKHCC and an Adjunct Associate Professor at The City University of New York School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS).

Nurses Month Member Spotlight: Taylor Diani, MBA, MSN, RN, Director Clinical Care, Medical Affairs
Taylor Diani is Director Clinical Care, Medical Affairs, at BD.

Nurses Month Member Spotlight: C. J. Garst, MSN, RN, NI-BC, CPHIMS
C. J. Garst is Director of Advanced Analytics at Advocate Health.

Follow along as HIMSS spotlights members in nursing every week throughout Nurses Month. 

HIMSS24 Europe 

The 2024 HIMSS European Health Conference & Exhibition is set to be a pivotal event in European healthcare innovation, with a major focus on nursing, workforce development, and combatting clinician burnout and staffing shortages in the European continent.    

HIMSS24 Europe is slated for 29-31 May at the Centro Congressi Roma La Nuvola. Register to attend. 

Kicking off the conference is the highly anticipated Digital Nursing Summit, a two-part program that will delve into the cutting-edge advancements in digital support for nursing care. In light of the ongoing, global workforce crisis, the second part of the summit will be a dedicated focus on strategies to bolster and support nurses in their vital roles.   

HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community 

All HIMSS members in the nursing field can play a pivotal role in in the transformation of digital health and take advantage of exclusive content, education and events as a member of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community. Get involved. 

Nursing in the News 

To get stronger AI buy-in from wary nurses, start with automation 
Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions can reduce administrative headaches for nurses and clinicians and offer them more time for actual patient care. The technology can automate documentation and administrative tasks like scheduling, so shifts aren’t over- or understaffed. It can provide clinical decision support using relevant, evidence-based information. And robotics can physically assist nurses with medication administration or mobile patient transfers to reduce burden, promote safety and enable clinicians to focus on higher-value tasks. 

New efforts try to balance nurse staffing ratios with access to care 
Healthcare organizations are "greatly interested" in innovations that can modernize nursing and solve the challenge, according to Tom Leary, senior vice president and head of government relations at HIMSS, the parent company of Healthcare IT News. Informed technology can help "improve clinical care delivery and enhance the overall work experience for practicing nurses," said Whende M. Carroll, clinical informatics advisor at HIMSS. 

Read more coverage of nursing and IT from Healthcare IT News. 

Nurses month sponsored by BD

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