Lynn has had many roles in her career—she’s been a medical surgical bedside nurse, a charge nurse, an educator and a preceptor. She leans into adaptation, and that strength makes her particularly well-suited to her current role as a nurse informaticist. Her big question is this: How can technology and artificial intelligence move nurses closer to patients? 

Lynn’s work is critical, because as technology becomes more and more integrated into health care, it is essential that those changes are driven by the core values of nursing, focusing on human connection. Lynn is working on solutions that would use those new technologies to free up nurses to do what they do best: provide holistic, patient- and family-centered care. 

For instance, Lynn is working on innovations around virtual nursing that would bring nursing care to those who might not otherwise have access to it. She is also engaged in designing the inpatient room of the future, one that centers the nurse-patient relationship, cutting down on unnecessary paperwork and leveraging AI in ways that would give nurses more time to provide direct care. She believes that technology can help reach those who are underserved: She developed workflows utilizing an app called Vida Talk, an interactive, multilingual communication tool to enable nurses to communicate with non-vocal or non-English speaking patients. 

Lynn excels at the difficult and necessary work of embracing the cutting edge—she is working to bend the future towards the wellbeing and safety of nurses and the public.