Pitching is a compelling way to inform or persuade and it is part of our natural conversation, even though people may not think of it this way. We pitch our ideas to other people daily. The American Nurses Association and HIMSS are pleased to showcase NursePitch™. Together, we are working to support nurses who want to take their ideas to the next level through mentorship, prize money, business development, or investment. Why? Because ideas shared have value and are worth developing.
Below are the 2021 dates for NursePitch™
- September 14 – NursePitch™ Showcase (virtual) *NursePitch™ Showcase highlights nurses leading in new ways.
Interested in Pitching? Here’s What to Expect:
This interactive event will feature nurses from across the globe who want to share their creative businesses and ventures. Nurses will pitch their ideas to a team of highly respected judges who represent health innovation, business, industry, and venture capital companies. Check out the blog on: How to Pitch: Leave Them Wanting More
2020 NursePitch™ winner:
The average hospital spends about $10 million annually on supply chain waste and is the second leading cost in hospitals today. AMPAworks is a computer vision-enabled internet of Things (loT) system that keeps track of inventory in real-time. This suite of devices and software applications provides work-flow tasks, accounts for inventory used during patient-related tasks, and give feedback to team members, enabling healthcare organizations to promote safety, improve quality, and track inventory and supply chain.
2019 NursePitch™ winners:
Managing your cancer treatment can be overwhelming and costly. Helpsy Health is your virtual nurse and personal health navigator, providing over 20,000 treatment recommendations, and easily accessible from your mobile device. It can be customized to honor culture, language, and socioeconomic status. Information to guide you to community resources for emotional, financial, lifestyle, nutritional, fitness, and caregiver support is also available. Helpsy Health empowers you to take control of your health and begin living again. Read her blog – Calling All Nurses: Take a chance make a change
Prompted by the clinical urgency to improve dermatology education in the recognition and diagnosis of skin disease in all skin types, Instructional Dermatology Surface Models (IDSMs™)was created. These models are constructed of high-resolution digital photographs of skin disease printed on transparent, flexible plastic. The 2D and 3D models authentically replicate skin cancers and most other skin diseases, and can be placed on various skin surfaces (human or mannequin) regardless of texture, age, or skin color. Read their blog – Instructiderm™ Creates Skin Lesion Models for Learning
- 2019 NursePitch™ winner – Sangeeta Agarawal, RN, MS
Founder and CEO, Helpsy Health
- 2019 NursePitch™ winner - Lisa Ousley, DNP, FNP, Retha Gentry, DNP, FNP, Candice Nicole Short, DNP, FNP
Founders, Instructiderm, LLC
- Innovate to Generate Changes
- Instructiderm Innovation Description
- Skin of Color
- 2020 NursePitch™ winner - Bianca Gonzalez, PhD, NP, RN, Founder and CEO, AMPAworks