Nurse involvement in development of mHealth tools a sight for sore eyes
Anyone who has spent time in a hospital or emergency clinic setting knows that nurses are vital to successful patient interactions, data collection and healthcare assessments.
They’re the ones doing the intake on health issues, taking blood pressure and temperature readings, asking a variety of questions while eyeballing a patient’s demeanor and assessing pain issues. They are the front line before a physician arrives on the scene, as well as the back-end support, reviewing discharge instructions on everything from activity to prescription to insight on when to call regarding further issues.
So it only makes sense that nurses should play an integral role in the development of mobile health tools, as they know what’s needed in the patient treatment and assessment process, the data that’s critical for true evaluation and can gauge a patient’s emotional status.