On episode 224 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career podcast, Nurse Keith interviews Dr. Bonnie Clipper, the Chief Clinical Officer at Wambi.com, and Dr. Karen Meador, MD, MBA, managing director and senior physician executive at The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation.

Dr. Bonnie ClipperDr. Bonnie Clipper is the Chief Clinical Officer at Wambi, a patient engagement and employee recognition platform aimed at empowering compassionate care.  Bonnie is an expert in the nursing innovation space and was the first vice president of innovation for the American Nurses Association and created the innovation framework that is inspiring 4 million registered nurses to participate in innovation to transform health. Bonnie has spent more than 20 years in executive nursing roles and is a top nurse influencer in LinkedIn.  She speaks internationally on radical collaborations and the impact of emerging technologies on nursing practice. Dr. Clipper is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow alumna and an ASU/AONE Executive Fellow in Health Innovation Leadership alumna.

Dr. Clipper has published on the impact of AI and robots on nursing practice, authored the book; The Nurse Managers Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce, co-authored The Innovation Roadmap: A Guide for Nurse Leaders, and is the lead author on a new book, The Nurse’s Guide to Innovation. She considers herself a “friendly introvert” and her superpower is being a super-connector!

Dr. Karen MeadorDr. Karen Meador has more than 22 years of clinical and business experience within the healthcare industry and has served in numerous clinical and administrative leadership roles within academic health systems. She is experienced in providing innovative programs and services designed to transform clinical care, research, and education in the ambulatory and outpatient, emergency, and inpatient settings. Dr. Meador holds a B.A. from Rice University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Nurse KeithIn case you didn’t already know, Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, keynote and motivational speaker, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—as well as at NurseKeith.com. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife, the therapeutic story coach, group facilitator, and writer, Mary Rives, and their remarkably adorable and intelligent cat, George.