Since 1993, the American Nurses Association has recognized the valuable role that Nurses play in patient care throughout the course of National Nurses week, which runs from May 6-12. This year though, the week of recognition has been extended to a month-long celebration, with the theme “Nurses Make a Difference.” We couldn’t agree with this theme more! It is only fitting that nurses receive an extension of the recognition they deserve.
Showing Support for Nurses When They Need it the Most
After Nurses sacrificed so much this past year to do their jobs and took on more responsibilities due to the pandemic, it comes as no surprise that 54% reported experiencing burnout, according to a survey conducted by Mental Health America.
As May comes to a close, we reflect on how nurses are the glue that keeps our healthcare system together and focus on solutions that can help them work more effectively, to ease the burden of their roles. Nurses spend nearly as much time interacting with health IT applications as they spend with patients, which is why it’s important that the health IT services they utilize are user-friendly and complement their teams’ workflows.
Acknowledging Nurses’ Contributions to Value-Based Care
By leveraging health IT for care coordination, Nurses can work smarter and more effectively while producing significant benefits for their patients and the hospitals they work for. The infographic below demonstrates some of the reasons why nurses utilize standard admit, discharge, and transfer (ADT) data, which is generated during hospital encounters and leveraged to support seamless transitions of care.
Nurses are with patients every step of the way through their healthcare journey, serving critical to the success of value-based care. From the hospital to the clinic to the home, nurses ensure satisfaction by helping patients improve their health, all while contributing to cost control. Even though “value-based care” is a term that has become mainstream just over the past 5 years and is now a key focus among hospitals and health systems, it is essentially what Nurses have always done.
Nurses make a difference!
Whether there’s a day, a week, or a month set aside to stop and recognize the profound work that nurses around the country provide, there is still so much gratitude the health IT industry has that doesn’t always get relayed back to them. As we turn another page on the calendar, remember this: nurses make a difference every month!
To all nurses, we know it’s been a trying year, but we’ve gotten through it thanks to you. Our team at Audacious Inquiry can’t thank you enough.
Did you know that nurses also play a key role in supporting hospitals’ compliance with federal mandates, such as CMS’ new hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP)? Audacious Inquiry’s ENS® has been a go-to CoP Compliance solution for hundreds of hospitals across the country. The requirement went into effect on April 30th, 2021.
To learn more about the CoP, download our eBook.