Event Date: May 24, 2023
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Location: Zoom: https://kcdigitaldrive.zoom.us/j/83925869469 
Admission: Free

For our May meeting we get to look at digital health in the real world via the University of Kansas School of Nursing and KU’s Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.

First, we will learn about needs facing nursing and the healthcare system overall and the digital solutions to help solve them. The nursing profession is facing a multi-layered crisis – both at a national level and a local level – that will require bold ideas and broad collaboration to solve. We will join Dr. Amy Garcia and Dr. Heather Nelson-Brantley of the University of Kansas School of Nursing to cover some of these challenges and to discuss how digital solutions can be deployed to help solve the problems.

Amy Garcia, DNP, MSN, RN, FAAN, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Practice at the School of Nursing department of Innovation and Practice. She has expertise in leadership, health policy and informatics. A view of her professional biography is available here.

Heather Nelson-Brantley, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, is Assistant Professor and Program Director, Leadership at the School of Nursing. She is an associate member of the KU Cancer Center. Her nursing practice includes medical and pulmonary critical care and cardiothoracic surgery progressive care. A fuller biography is available here.


In our second presentation, Dr. Shawna Wright will provide a brief history and overview of the KU Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth. She will review recent grant and research projects and Project EHCO. She will discuss the Center’s focus during the pandemic and current research goals.

Shawna Wright, PhD, LP, is Director of the KU Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. She oversees telehealth projects, technical assistance, and Project ECHO initiatives with statewide partners. She serves as a telehealth consultant on national and state research and service projects, as well as a variety of Kansas coalitions and committees to support equitable healthcare delivery.


In Health Innovation Team news, Emily Brown of Free From Market has let us know that she is looking for someone to fill the role of Senior Vice President of Growth and Healthcare Strategy. Please feel free to share in your network. The job description is here.