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Posted: 4/18/2022

Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Healthcare Transformation through Nurse-led Tech

As part of our broader pledge to help support frontline healthcare workers, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is proud to further our 120-year commitment to nurses, including advocating for, elevating and empowering all nurses as innovative leaders who strengthen health systems and change human health for the better.

An estimated 20 million nurses and midwives around the world — the equivalent of more than 50% of the healthcare workforce[1] — are the backbone of health systems worldwide, with invaluable hands-on patient experience, resourcefulness and an innate innovative mindset, bringing forward powerful ideas on how to help improve patient outcomes and healthcare. We are proud to help bring these ideas to life.

The recent Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Charting a Path to Health Equity report, Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare research and Tri-Council report highlight the need for a robust, diverse, engaged nursing workforce, empowered to innovate and lead transformative change, driving increased efficiency and improved patient outcomes.

Health technology can be critical to this transformation. The implementation of technology to augment the workforce and enhance the workplace has become increasingly omnipresent in the nursing profession. Robotics, artificial intelligence, remote monitoring or communication, 3-D printing, Internet of Things, portable diagnostics, and virtual reality are just some of the examples of how technology can and hopefully will augment and support the nursing workforce to ultimately strengthen healthcare delivery and outcomes. And as care continues to extend beyond hospital walls to wherever patients reside, the need for nurses to be ready and able to leverage technology will escalate.

We are proud to continue the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series with an eighth Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge together with the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). Focused on “Healthcare Transformation Through Nurse-led Tech,” we look to nurses to create technology-based potential solutions that aim to drive healthcare transformation, enhance the patient experience, improve the health of populations, reduce per capita costs, and enhance the caregiver experience amid the current pandemic environment and beyond.

The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding and access to mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to help bring their ideas to life.

Deadline: Feb. 4, 2022