2021 Nurse Forum

June 16th - 18th

MEDITECH’s 2021 Nurse Forum: Setting the Pace. Registration is open!

Our 2021 Nurse Forum will once again be a virtual gathering. This year’s theme is Setting the Pace. Nurses are out in front. They set the pace for the rest of the industry, ceaselessly giving of themselves at a pivotal time in healthcare. The momentum created in 2020 has led to a continuation of the Year of the Nurse into 2021, a fitting extension to healthcare workers who have given so much of themselves caring for their patients this past year.

With engaging speakers, customer sessions, and a thoughtful agenda, MEDITECH will share our ongoing collaborative efforts with nurses and all healthcare providers.  

Featured presenters include:

  • Jody Urquhart, motivational speaker and best-selling author
  • Jennifer Zelmer, PhD, President and CEO of Healthcare Excellence Canada
  • Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN, Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Vice President of HCA Healthcare.

More information can be found in the Keynote tab.

Learn how MEDITECH's Nursing solutions provide possibilities for clinical transformation. Contact hours will also be made available for certain sessions. Click on the Register Today! button to reserve your spot.

More information is on the way. In the meantime, check out our nursing-focused blogs, learn why Expanse receives high ratings for nurse functionality and usability, and sign-up for our LIVE webinar, Expanse Patient Care, taking place on Thursday, April 15 at 2 p.m. EDT.

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    Jody Urquhart
    Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Author

    Jody Urquhart has been a keynote speaker for large organizations, healthcare associations, and corporate teams for over 23 years. She is the author of All Work & No Say, a best-selling book that shattered assumptions that work can’t be both rewarding and fun. As a former stand-up comedian, Ms. Urquhart uses clean and clever comedy, in addition to well-researched and relevant content, and audience interaction to bring crowds together around a shared purpose.

    Learn more about Jody Urquhart at I Do Inspire, and follow her on LinkedInTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

    Jennifer Zelmer, PhD
    President and CEO
    Healthcare Excellence Canada

    Dr. Jennifer Zelmer is the inaugural president and CEO of Healthcare Excellence Canada, a new organization formed through the amalgamation of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and Canadian Patient Safety Institute to achieve safer, higher quality, and more coordinated patient-partnered healthcare. Her long-standing commitment to improving healthcare quality and safety, as well as expertise in spreading and scaling innovations that deliver better outcomes, will help this new organization to improve healthcare for everyone in Canada. 

    She previously joined CFHI as its president and CEO in September 2018. Dr. Zelmer has been a C.D. Howe Research Fellow for several years and is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Victoria, as well as a member of several health-related advisory committees and boards.

    Previously, as president of Azimuth Health Group, Dr. Zelmer served as a strategic advisor to leaders who sought to advance health and healthcare at local, national, and international levels. She has also held senior leadership positions with Canada Health Infoway, the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

    Dr. Zelmer served on the first Safer Healthcare Now! National Steering Committee convened by CPSI in 2004, when she was at CIHI. She also served on CPSI's former Health System Innovation Advisory Committee, and more recently, on the National Patient Safety Consortium Steering Committee during her time at Infoway.

    Dr. Zelmer received her PhD and MA in economics from McMaster University and her BSc in health information science from the University of Victoria.

    Follow Dr. Jennifer Zelmer on Twitter.

    About Healthcare Excellence Canada
    Healthcare Excellence Canada is a new organization with a relentless focus on improving healthcare, with – and for – everyone in Canada. Launched in spring 2021, Healthcare Excellence Canada brings together the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. Healthcare Excellence Canada is an independent not-for-profit charity funded by Health Canada.

    Engage with Healthcare Excellence Canada via LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN
    Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Vice President
    HCA Healthcare

    Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN is the chief nurse executive and senior vice president for HCA Healthcare, where she leads 98,000 nurses across 184 hospitals and 140 ambulatory surgical centers in the United States and the United Kingdom. 

    For over 20 years, Dr. Englebright has advanced clinical nursing practice through her unique leadership approach that combines knowledge of technological solutions, nursing theories, and research with change management strategies. She has initiated numerous knowledge-driven initiatives which have advanced patient safety and nursing practice, including barcode-enabled safety technologies and electronic documentation using a standard taxonomy to generate a data warehouse. Dr. Englebright is recognized for her innovation in applying big data to nursing care. Currently, she is driving a multi-faceted Nursing agenda across the HCA Healthcare Enterprise.

    Dr. Englebright is nationally and internationally known for her executive leadership with numerous presentations at national conferences, publications, and invitations to serve on national and international committees that address patient safety and other executive issues.  She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Commissioners for The Joint Commission and is the past chair of the Informatics & Technology Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nursing. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.  

    We’re excited to welcome back Dr. Englebright as a keynote speaker, having spoken at MEDITECH’s 2015 Nurse and Home Care Forum, with her presentation Mobility and Wearable Technology for Nurses.

    About HCA Healthcare
    HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, is a learning health system that uses its more than 35 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care, and save lives. HCA Healthcare is comprised of more than 180 hospitals and 2,000+ sites of care in 21 states and the United Kingdom. In addition to hospitals, sites of care include surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, diagnostic and imaging centers, walk-in clinics, and physician clinics.

    Engage with HCA Healthcare via LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.


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