It’s National Nurses Week, and we at Get Real Health would like to thank nurses for their invaluable service to the medical community and to the patients they care for.
Nurses play a critical role in any patient’s care management team. They are on the “front line,” helping people understand their health conditions, treatment regimens and the best ways to get and stay healthy. As a result, nurses play an incredibly important role in shaping our healthcare system. Today’s nurses are putting efficient patient care at the center of a care team’s focus and implementing the service delivery changes the healthcare industry is experiencing – from using health IT to increase medical compliance and patient monitoring to working as part of integrated care teams to improve communication and facilitate care transitions.
“The role of the nurse leader is shifting to being the champion for cultural transformation as a foundation for new technology” said Joyce Sensmeier, RN-BC, MS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, and HIMSS Vice President of Informatics. “
Who is better to advise healthcare companies on chronic disease management systems than a nurse? Who else knows what patients want and what doctors need from their patients?
Get Real Health’s Jenn Dunphy, BSN, OCN, CBCN, plays an integral role in our product development and client implementation teams by adding a first-hand clinical perspective based on her 21 years as a nurse. Dunphy’s primary focus is refining InstantPRH’s usability and feature set in order to ensure the product enables effective communication and collaboration between patients and providers. Dunphy believes, “Patient education is one of the most important tools we have to keep our patients healthy and out of the hospitals, which is in both the best interest of the patient and the health care system on the whole.”
Today’s nurses play essential, multi-faceted roles throughout the healthcare system and are truly at the forefront of this ever-changing industry.
“Nurses are such an integral part of the whole healthcare team because we are the people at the bedside educating the patients in a language that they can understand. We also give them comfort and support which can help lift a patient’s spirits and has been shown to help patients recover and heal”, says Dunphy. And she always makes sure our development team eats enough fruits and vegetables!
At Get Real Health, we salute nurses and thank them for their compassion and caring.
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