Every nurse has their own story of how and why they got into healthcare. Providing compassionate patient care requires a sense of purpose that helps create personal connections and results in meaningful experiences. For me, the intimate nature of the nurse-patient relationship changed my life and still drives my commitment to serving the needs of the Sparta, IL community.
Expectant mothers present a unique set of challenges for the providers who care for them; aside from their own health, clinicians are also tracking and responding to the needs of their unborn babies.
What’s next for healthcare technology and nurses? This year at HIMSS19 MEDITECH’s Associate Vice President, Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN BC, spoke with Patient Orator about the evolution of healthcare technology.
The nursing outlook on technology and business is on the fast track. Most nurse informaticists would state that their role did not exist 5-10 years ago, proof that the career path of nurses is widening as technology gallops forward. MEDITECH's Nurse Forum showcases how nursing continues to evolve; providing a platform for nurses to ask relevant questions, hear from industry leaders, take a step back and listen, and then share that wisdom with their community to understand what lies ahead.
It’s no secret that the first few days after a baby is born are filled with many new experiences, questions, concerns, and a lot of learning. This time is crucial for the family to bond and prepare for the transition to home life.
It’s been almost 70 years since the idea of publicly recognizing nurses was first discussed — and while healthcare has undergone huge changes in nearly seven decades, the fact remains that nurses continue to serve one of the most critical roles in delivering patient care.
As nurses, we understand that our role continues to evolve within healthcare as a whole — and the tools that nurses use in delivering care are also changing.
That’s why this year, we’ll be hosting and attending several events aimed at exploring new innovations that help nurses in their critical role of making the safest, most appropriate decisions for their patients. One of the most exciting advances in health IT is the ongoing development of technology that assists clinical decision-making and engages patients in their care.
Take a moment to think about how many demands we make of our nurses. We’re constantly asking them to do more with less. Care for more patients in less time. Improve the quality and the safety of the care they’re providing, while simultaneously asking them to be more efficient.
In 2014, there were 28 million patient discharges in U.S. hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that in 2017, six million senior citizens were readmitted to hospitals, which cost an average of $15-20 million.
MEDITECH Associate Vice President Cathy Turner was featured in Minority Nurse's blog called "The Latest Technology in Health Care." Turner, along with other industry thought leaders, gives her take on what technology is coming in the not-too-distant future and how it will impact nurses.