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A few months ago I wrote a blog post regarding the changing tides of healthcare, and the effect that those changes were having on our country’s nurses. Higher patient acuity, electronic health records (EHR), and budget cuts are all contributing to increased burnout amongst nurses, increased turnover, and less time nurses are able to spend actually caring for patients.
Ask anyone who's ever attempted to hardwire hourly rounding about its challenges, and they'll ask you to take a seat. Rarely a week goes by in which someone, usually those in nursing, bends our ears about what frontline patient care staff think of hourly rounding, and more specifically Hourly Rounds. We answer as truthfully as we can, but the honest truth is that we aren't the ones interfacing with our software day in day out—that duty belongs to the wonderful frontline care staff who love using Hourly Rounds.
As we usher in 2016, our team decided to reflect upon our accomplishments from the year before. As we analyzed data we collected about Nobl Hourly Rounding's Friends and Family Portal*, we came across some seriously staggering numbers. You're in luck, because we've created an infographic to show you just how much was communicated in 2015.
In the fast-paced hospital settings that make up modern healthcare, coming together as a team can make or break clinical staff’s ability to effectively care for patients on their unit. On hospital units, collaboration is the most important aspect of team care (Bags, Ryan, 1990). Though nursing is a field that is filled with autonomy, there's still a need for collaboration between nurses and all other interdisciplinary functions.
During the past few weeks, our client service and marketing departments teamed up to interview those who interact with Hourly Rounding on a daily basis. Despite managing a high census, these nurses and nurse assistants stepped away from their units and into the spotlight to talk candidly about what they love about Hourly Rounding, Nobl’s industry leading hourly rounding platform.
We at Nobl are only a little excited that National Healthcare IT Week has arrived again, because, well, Healthcare IT is what we do best! Aligning ourselves with the many benefits of Healthcare IT outlined by HIMSS, we’ve created a list of ways Nobl's Hourly Rounding and Leader Rounding impact hospitals for the better.