See You Now

See You Now

Inspiring stories highlighting innovative and human-centered solutions driven by nurses addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems.

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58: Prescribing Technology & Social Media

People newly diagnosed and living with chronic conditions increasingly turn to technology, the internet and social media seeking information and education, to share clinical information and the latest research, to receive and provide support, and to share solutions and resources. In the spirit of “meeting people where they are,” clinicians are following and joining patients in these social spaces, learning a lot -- and together -- are improving health. In this episode we hear how Nurse Practitioner Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FADCES, FAAN practices and innovates at the intersection of diabetes, digital health, and disparities. Searching digital spaces, online resources and communities she discovers the specific needs and pain points that patients and families are experiencing. Her work to better assess and address the many dimensions of access and accessibility led to an awareness and understanding of why people with diabetes are foregoing basic needs and taking part in "life exchanges'' of trading of insulin and medical supplies just to stay healthy, and to the subsequent passage of legislation offering an important lifeline to those who depend on insulin to survive. In her research and innovation, she shares the value of collaborating with citizen scientists so the patients’ story and experience are reflected in the research, policies, and solutions. Email us at [email protected] For additional resources, visit our website at
October 15, 2021

57: Moment of Awareness: Safety First

Our lives can become governed by routines. So much so that little changes—like a detour on the way to work, or an unexpected phone call—can have unimaginable consequences. Maria Striemer, RN, BA, was in the emergency department when she treated a child accidentally left in a car from heat exhaustion. Unable to leave the experience behind, Maria began a journey that was anything but routine. She and her engineer husband worked to develop Backseet Buddy, a sensor that uses a Bluetooth connected app to detect when a phone has moved more than 50 meters from a car seat and sends a phone alert. Along the way, she contended with negative feedback, setbacks, and a global pandemic that put Backseet Buddy on-hold. This inspired an awareness campaign, and an entirely new product that protects the ears of frontline workers forced to wear masks for extended periods of time. In this Moment of Awareness, Maria’s experience developing the Backseet Buddy is emblematic of her nursing career: using collaboration to build, often from the bottom up, novel ways to keep people safe. Email us at [email protected] For additional resources, visit our website at
September 1, 2021

56: Moment of Awareness: Creating Confidence

Necessity is often cited as the Mother of Invention. And, nurses who have been part of the inventing process share that exasperation, empathy, and determination are members of the same family. While caring for a patient in an interventional radiology lab and witnessing the exasperation on a patient’s face while struggling to secure a fluid-filled leg bag, nurse and inventor Brian Mohika, RN, BSN, was inspired to create smart, active-living underwear designed to secure catheters and fluid collection bags. He knew people needed solutions that were practical, comfortable, washable, discreet, and liberating. Brian stated, “it is about more than just selling a medical product. It’s about improving lives and returning people to actively living theirs. In this Moment of Awareness, Brian shares his invention story and the motivation and audacity required to bring the vision. Email us at [email protected] For additional resources, visit our website at
August 20, 2021

55: Ready to Vote?

Voting and Health. It's not a pairing that readily springs to mind, but the COVID pandemic, for many reasons, placed a magnifying glass on this important duo and how they impact and amplify one another and dramatically shape community health. A growing body of research confirms that the root and distribution of many diseases start with a lack of equitable, prevention-oriented policies. On a daily basis, in every healthcare setting, health teams see the unhappy faces and stressful circumstances of failing health policies and the direct connection between voter access and the critical path to improving our health policies, reducing health inequities, and building healthier and representative democracies. In this episode, as part of the growing Civic Health movement and its nationwide effort to expand and normalize healthcare settings as community touchpoints for voter access and engagement, we’re taking a closer listen to the experiences and insights of three civic health innovators. Our guests are Elizabeth Cohn RN,NP,PhD; Alistair Martin MD, MPP; and Aliya Bhatia MPP who provide compelling evidence and data for why healthcare settings and healthcare professionals are particularly effective messengers and catalysts for voter engagement. Together, they have collectively created and built NursesWhoVote, Democracy at Discharge, Vot-ER, and the Healthy Democracy Kit.  To learn more, visit our website at Contact us at [email protected]
July 30, 2021

54: Season 5: It’s a Wrap + Summer Listening

As we wrap up Season 5 and roll into our summer break, we’re catching our breath from a busy few months exploring, celebrating, and innovating that included elevating National Nurses Month, issuing a call to action for nurses around the world to join the NurseHack4Health, getting an update on the global Nursing Now Campaign as it transitions to the Nursing Now Challenge, introducing a special series Meeting of Minds, and having three SEE YOU NOW episodes selected as finalists in the ShareCare Awards that recognize best-in-class productions promoting well-being and capturing the spirit of "sharing care." Season 5 also included remarkable storytelling of how nurses are innovating on truly gargantuan health challenges like our staggering mental health crisis, Black maternal health in the US, the care needs of older adults around the planet, AND the health of our planet. With the summer sun stretching our days longer, it’s a perfect opportunity for reflecting on what we’ve heard, learned, and experienced so we’ve created a summer listen-list to fill your ears and imagination with great ideas, innovations, and inspiration to enjoy and share. Throughout the summer we have some hot features coming your way so stay tuned! Our next season launches in October and while the team is busy in the production studio, we encourage you to enjoy our library of episodes, take a moment to rate and review the podcast, and share it with others. Good health is a team sport and the more fans we have, the healthier we’ll all be. Email us at [email protected] Visit our website at 
July 1, 2021

53: Honoring Juneteenth

In this special edition of SEE YOU NOW, we’re honoring our very first national Juneteenth holiday. As a podcast focused on how nurse-led innovation is strengthening our healthcare systems and transforming lives, we’re marking this historic moment with a health equity playlist to amplify and elevate the scholarship, innovation, leadership, and contributions of Black nurses toward building healthier communities, families, and experiences. While meaningful progress has been made in reducing health disparities, there remains so much more to do in our race toward health equity. We invite and urge you to listen, learn from, follow, engage, elevate, and cite Black nurses and their courageous and groundbreaking work and contributions to moving health equity forward. In this episode, you’ll hear a sampling of nurses who are innovating on the front lines of health equity. Click here to enjoy our full Juneteenth playlist.  Honoring Juneteenth with SEE YOU NOW. A playlist featuring and elevating nurses who are driving health equity forward 44. Way More Than a Health Plan 40. Counting on Faith 32. Bridges To Fatherhood 39. Real World Data. Real Life Results 47. A Vote For Mom’s Health 31. Black Midwives & Mamas Matter 38. Mentoring for a More Equitable Future To learn more, visit our website at Contact us at [email protected]
June 18, 2021

See You Now

On a daily basis, we trust nurses with billions of dollars of equipment, critical procedures, and our most important assets: the people we love. But they’re doing so much more behind the scenes.

SEE YOU NOW is a podcast that shines a light on the real people changing the status quo in health: from nurses working in labor & delivery, with infectious diseases, and in hospice; to nurse allies in politics, business and tech.

Hosted by nurse economist and health technology specialist Shawna Butler, RN, MBA, SEE YOU NOW gives listeners access to meaningful conversations with the nurses at the forefront of healthcare and innovation; those developing new devices, processes, protocols, and ways to treat for infection prevention, infant health, maternal mortality, palliative care, and so much more. '

This podcast is created in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association.
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Shawna Butler

Shawna Butler

Shawna Butler is a nurse economist and tech enthusiast. As the creator of the EntrepreNURSE-in-Residence role at Radboud University Medical Center (Netherlands) and part of the Exponential Medicine team at Singularity University (US).

Shawna works 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.

Her clinical experience includes emergency, cardiac, and critical care in large university and small community hospitals, international medical flight transport, and workplace health promotion services.
Rebecca McInroy

Rebecca McInroy

Rebecca McInroy is an award-winning public media show creator, host, and executive producer. The shows she creates, produces and hosts are all in line with what she thinks is audio’s greatest asset; to link the general public to ideas, innovations, conversations, and intellectual and artistic communities around the globe.

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