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SEE YOU NOW Host: Shawna Butler, RN MBA

See You Now Host Shawna Butler

Nurse economist and technology expert

There is a growing community of clinicians at the vanguard of digital health technologies. Shawna is among those pioneers and one of the nurses encouraging others to join.

A nurse economist, health tech catalyst, and the builder of the global EntrepreNURSE movement, Shawna aims to better position nurses in our health innovation agendas as discovery engines, solution designers, and scale agents. Several years ago, she initiated a global conversation highlighting the rarity of nurses in boardrooms, product design, innovation teams, policy development, tech conferences, and health media. She’s on a mission to change that!

As the host of SEE YOU NOW podcast, Shawna highlights the innovative and human-centered solutions driven by nurses addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems. She’s also the managing director of the NextMed.Health conference working with the pioneers in the thick of integrating robotics, 3D printing, drones, AI, blended reality, voice recognition, digital humans, big data and sensors into our health solutions and lifestyles to improve health, access, equity, experience and outcomes.

Her various roles have taken her across the world and given her an unusually broad understanding of health systems and a population’s wellbeing and the impact technology and policy have on these dimensions. Shawna understands instinctively the need to work cross-sector and upstream to improve lives and health and has done so throughout her career by working with city planners, musicians, artists, chefs, farmers, schools, home builders, philanthropists, investors, inventors, rebels, legends, and anyone with a conviction to improve health and our shared human experience.

Shawna is an active member of the Texas Medical Reserves and serves as an advisor to a variety of local, national, and global initiatives including XPRIZE, Smith+Nephew, Sharecare, End Well Project, SXSW Pitch Competition, and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) International Advisory Board.

In 2021, Shawna was honored as a Top 50 in Digital Health which recognizes exceptional digital health leaders who are making healthcare massively better for all. Be sure to say hello to her @ShawnaButlerRN. She’d love to hear and share your story!

Shawna Butler, RN, MBA is a nurse economist, health tech catalyst, host of the SEE YOU NOW podcast, and above all—a relentless advocate for nurses everywhere. We spoke with Shawna about her career path, how she leverages her nursing expertise in a wide range of roles, and why she is so enthusiastic about the SEE YOU NOW podcast.

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