NurseGrid Elevates Nurse Manager Communication Platform for Better Results

By CIOReview | Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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PORTLAND, OR: NurseGrid, developer of healthcare solutions that reduce operational inefficiencies through smart design and user experience for nurses unveils its new communication platform. NurseGridcommunication solution connects nurse managers to their team through a simple, smartphone app with features to help them save time and improve unit operating efficiencies.

“Today, nurse managers, schedulers, and supervisors rely on antiquated systems like phone trees or bulk text messages to fill staffing needs that arise from dynamic situations like high census or nurse sick calls. This process is very inefficient and results in missed opportunities that are frustrating for everyone involved. Our goal is to create tools that enable nurse leaders to make smart decisions and act quickly to ensure that the right nurse is placed at the right time. Equally important, we consider the needs of all stakeholders to ensure that our products add as much value to nurses on the floor as they do to hospital leadership,” explains Joe Novello, RN and CEO, NurseGrid.

Within a click of a sec, the platform will identify staff availability to fill holes in a nurse schedule, commonly caused by sick calls or an increase in patient census. It is available to hospitals on a monthly or annual subscription and requires no integration by the hospital.

“Now with the release of NurseGrid for managers; hospital nurse managers, schedulers and nurses have a complete active communication network in place that can further enhance timely collaboration between nurses and management to drive key performance, quality and financial improvements for the hospital,” states Gary Abrahams, a Managing Director,Excelerate Health Ventures, one among company’s investors.