nurses

By Jonah Comstock 10:51 am May 6, 2019
Trusted Health, a Bay Area startup focused on changing the way nurses find jobs, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. Craft Ventures led the round, with general partner Jeff Fluhr, cofounder of Stubhub, joining the board. Existing investors Felicis Ventures and Founder Collective also contributed, as did strategic investors Healthbox and Texas Medical Center. WHAT THEY DO For the last 18...
By Jonah Comstock 04:07 pm August 22, 2017
Seattle-based Pivot Health launched out of beta today with the mission of using technology to help healthcare providers find jobs — and to help healthcare organizations find qualified clinicians. “On average it takes more than four months for a clinician to change jobs or for a hospital to find talent — and that is the longest time to fill for pretty much any industry,” founder Simon Frey told...
By Jonah Comstock 08:39 am March 12, 2015
Lack of medical device connectivity and interoperability are big contributors to preventable medical errors, according to a recent survey of nurses. According to the 526 registered nurses who participated in the survey, which was commissioned by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and conducted by Harris Poll, nurses end up shouldering a lot of the burden of medical devices and electronic...
By Aditi Pai 09:45 am September 10, 2014
Sixty five percent of nurses use a mobile device at work for professional purposes and for at least 30 minutes every day, according to a survey of 2,498 nurses by Wolters Kluwer Health. The company recruited 1,921 practicing nurses, 386 nurse academics, 135 who are retired, and 56 other nurses. "These findings largely mirror what we are seeing outside the hospital, that use of mobile devices to...
By Brian Dolan 07:21 am March 20, 2014
[Join MobiHealthNews and Adventist Health for today's webinar at 2PM ET as we discuss patient safety from both a patient and a provider perspective. Registration is free!] There's a great publication from a few years ago, now freely available on the NIH's website, called Defining Patient Safety and Quality -- an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. Its two authors -- both academics and nurses by...
By Aditi Pai 09:51 am September 25, 2013
MIT's Little Devices Lab announced a new initiative to support innovation for nurses at New York's 2013 World Maker Faire last week. Little Devices Lab, which develops technologies for the healthcare environment, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched a six month initiative, MakerNurse, to travel the country and talk to nurses in order to learn what technologies and systems nurses use...
By Jonah Comstock 11:33 am May 22, 2013
Despite 75 percent owning personal smartphones, only a quarter of nurses at acute care hospitals have a smartphone available to support their nursing work, according to a survey by Voalte, which markets a smartphone-based secure hospital communication system, and American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. Voalte told MobiHealthNews that American Nurse Today...
By Brian Dolan 06:20 am August 31, 2010
Neal Sikka, an emergency physician at George Washington University, launched a six-month study in May that aimed to determine how accurately ER doctors and physician assistants could diagnose wounds from images patients took with their own mobile phones. When people arrive at the hospital with cuts, skin infections, rashes or other flesh wounds, Sikka and his team of researchers recruit...
By Brian Dolan 07:54 am June 8, 2010
Saint Elizabeth Health Care, a not-for-profit home health care organization with more than 4,000 nurses, rehab therapists and personal support workers on staff, has inked a deal with CellTrak to deploy its Blackberry-based software to its workers. CellTrak integrates the care group's scheduling software to allow increased efficiency and capabilities to respond to client and system requirements...
By Brian Dolan 02:19 am May 6, 2010
Some Beacon grant money goes to SMS alerts: At least a part of the $220 million in grant monies that make up the Beacon Community program will fund mobile technologies in healthcare. A consortium in California headed up by UCSD Medical Center received some $15.3 million in grant monies to improve its EMR systems so doctors could more easily share information. According to a report from Sign On...