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Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Healthcare Transformation through Nurse-Led Tech

About the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Healthcare Transformation through Nurse-Led Tech

In November 2021, Johnson & Johnson, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Association of Public Health Nurses launched the eighth in a series of Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges. In this challenge, nurses were invited to share their technology-based solutions with the potential to transform healthcare.

From improving the health of populations to solutions that enhance the caregiver experience, two nurse leaders stood out as visionaries in putting remote care technology to work and benefiting patients and nurses alike.

Read more about the Challenge Awardees

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series invites the millions of nurses worldwide to submit nurse-led solutions, protocols, technologies, devices and/or treatment approaches.
Meet the Awardees of The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Healthcare Transformation through Nurse-led Tech
  • JEAN PUTNAM
    DNP, MS, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC
    Jean Putnam DNP, MS, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC is executive vice president and chief nursing officer at Community Health Network (CHNw) in Indianapolis. Previously chief quality officer at CHNw, Putnam was named Patient Experience Innovator of the Year by the Millennium Alliance in May 2021. She holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt with more than 20 years of experience in quality improvement leadership.
  • PAULO ALVES
    PhD, MSc, RN
    Paulo Alves, PhD, MSc, RN, is the chief scientific officer of Portugal-based BestHealth4U, and a specialist nurse with more than 20 years of experience in wound care and management. He is an Invited assistant professor, lecturing nursing, at the Portuguese Catholic University, coordinator of the Wounds Research Laboratory, Institute of Health Sciences and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health in Portugal, the president of the APTFeridas (Portuguese Association of Wound Care), and member of the European Wound Management Association and European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Pane.
Learn From Our Awardees
Listen to these people on the front lines—the ideas they have and the things they want to do. Every time I bring something to our nurses, they make it faster and better. This is what nurses do."
JEAN PUTNAM
DNP, MS, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC
You have an opportunity to decide the future. You can start to develop new things, other ways, build on the ideas of other. It’s always thrilling to find another opportunity to solve something."
PAULO ALVES
PhD, MSc, RN

Past Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges

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  • 07
01
Improving Access to Care
The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Improving Access to Care launched in May 2021. The Challenge looked to nurses and students to create potential solutions that aim to improve quality and access to equitable care and ultimately help prevent, intercept or treat disease.
child with mother at hospital clinic
02
Mental Health
Together with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge on Mental Health launched in 2020.
Over the shoulder view of a patient speaking to a healthcare professional via tablet
03
COVID-19 Patient Care
Together with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders (SONSIEL), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: COVID-19 Patient Care launched in 2020.
Female nurse in scrubs and face mask performing a COVID-19 test
04
Oncology Care
Together with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology Care launched in 2019.
Female nurse smiling and talking to a male patient
05
Maternal and Newborn Health
Together with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health was launched in 2019.
Close-up of female nurse holding newborn baby
06
Perioperative Care
In collaboration with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care was launched in 2019.
Close-up of a female nurse in scrubs, face mask, and face shield
07
Improving Human Health
Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series in 2018, the more than 3.2 million nurses located throughout the U.S. were invited to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols or treatment approaches that had the power to profoundly impact patient care and human health.
Male and female nurse in scrubs smiling while looking at computer
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