Use Cases

Nursing Student

  • Nursing curricula commonly include a course named "Health Assessment" or similar. The NurseAssess app provides a shortcut to the practical portion of such courses' content.
  • Assessments are an essential part of clinical rotations. This app will support the student in this part of her clinicals, both by helping her to remember all the elements of each assessment, and by accurately recording her findings.

Hospital/Clinic Nurse

  • In hospitals that permit BYOD, the nurse will run the app on her own phone.
  • Some hospitals may provide the mobile devices to their workers. As these devices never leave the hospital, HIPAA data security issues are obviated.
  • Rounding the unit and assessing her patients, the nurse pops the phone out of her pocket, enters assessments with a few taps, and is soon on her way. This is a more streamlined workflow than dragging around COWS and WOWS, or hunting them down in hallways, dealing with the ones whose batteries have run down, etc.
  • The app replaces the traditional "brain sheet" nurses carry in their scrubs pockets for brief notations for eventual entry into the electronic chart. Thus, it streamlines an aspect of the nursing workflow.
  • Thanks to the EHR interface built into the enterprise versions of the app, the results are immediately uploaded (via wifi) into the EHR.

Nurse Specialist

  • For nurse specialists such as wound care nurses, or other technical specialists such as respiration therapists and physical therapists, custom assessment packages extend the capabilities of the app.
  • They carry their phone (or the hospital's phone) with them everywhere and, when assessing a patient, enter their assessment observations on the fly.

Home Care

  • Professional caregivers who travel to patient homes will appreciate the reduced burden of equipment to carry. Today, most carry laptops or tablets. Phones are more convenient!
  • The app helps them remember what to look for in the person(s) in their care, and to record it as they proceed.
  • Retrieving the data later, they can keep a history of their patient's progress and spot trends (is my patient getting better?) over time.
  • Such organizations usually possess IT resources. Thus, the data may reside on an in-house server.

Lay Person

  • Non-professional caregivers, too, will find the app useful.
  • It helps them remember what to look for in the person(s) in their care, and to record it as they proceed.
  • Retrieving the data later, they can keep a history of their family member's progress and spot trends (are they getting better?) over time.
  • Usders' lack of IT resources is not an issue. All they need is a cellphone and wifi. The data is stored on our server.

Settings

  • Acute care/hospitals
  • Ambulatory/outpatient/clinics
  • Continuing care facilities
  • Homes for the aged
  • Nursing homes
  • Psychiatric facilities

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