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The nurses of tomorrow will deal with more challenging conditions. They’ll work side by side with robots. They’ll harness predictive analytics. And they’ll do all this outside the hospital.

A large majority of patients are already comfortable with care delivered by phone, video chat, text message, or email. The job of bringing compassion and empathy to these new forms of care — of “treating the camera” in the best possible way — will largely fall on nurses. Are they ready?

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year, the American Nurses Association is asking the nurses of Figure 1 how they see emerging technologies are changing the profession. What are you seeing? What do you want to see?

We invite all healthcare professionals to join Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, MA, MBA, CENP, FACHE, Vice President, Practice & Innovation at the American Nurses Association, for a discussion on artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, telehealth, and other innovations in nursing. You can ask Dr. Clipper any questions or share your experiences here on the free Figure 1 app before Monday, May 7 at 4 p.m. E.S.T. The five best questions or comments as chosen by Dr. Clipper will receive ANA prize packs.


To connect with healthcare professionals around the world who are viewing, discussing, and sharing medical images, join Figure 1.