Nurses are the frontline of healthcare and a critical resource to protect providers’ investments in each patient. As much as 90 percent of patient care gets delivered through the hands of the nurse.
That’s where you find our difference and advantage: myCareGPS not only empowers nurses, it’s built by nurses.
myCareGPS was developed by Louise Weadock, Chief Nursing Officer and founder of Access Nursing Services, the largest female-owned clinical nursing business in NY State. Access Nursing staff are some of the most expert technical clinicians you’ll find anywhere in healthcare. We deliver nursing services to the largest and most respected health systems in the NY Metro area including New York Presbyterian, Mount Sinai, Manhattan Jewish Health Services, and more.
“The healthcare environment and the paradigm of reimbursement is changing,” Louise explains. “Our goal is to get patients out of that acute-care hot zone and into transitional care so they don’t rubberband back to the hospital.”
“The problem is none of the players really coordinate. myCareGPS solves that by centralizing patient data into one place so nurses have a better road map for patient care.”
myCareGPS leverages insights, best practices and communications protocols, and pulls discharge data from regional hospital centers and established care plan exemplars to ensure continuity of treatment by caregivers and the best possible care for the patient.
The platform balances clinical issues and management needs with transparency to improve real-world collaboration and outcomes. It’s this simple: if you want the most powerful care coordination tool, wouldn’t you start with the people at the heart of patient care?
When you get nurses, patients, and everyone involved with the delivery of care on the same page, you ensure the best care.
Care Coordination is the talk of the health care industry, especially in regard to patient satisfaction and improved outcomes that happen when the coordination of patient care is effective and all the moving parts work well together. If managed properly, Care Coordination can be the difference in how a patient responds to treatment and care, as well as the patient’s overall quality of care and life. And, for hospitals and healthcare organizations, the benefits are many including the ability to manage costs and realize value-based bonuses. But, there are many challenges to the efficacy of care coordination and the authenticity of the process. These challenges can cause Care Fragmentation, involving multiple physicians and health care practitioners who are treating the patient and not effectively communicating and sharing information amongst themselves, as well as with the patient’s family and even, with the patient. This white paper outlines the opportunities and the challenges to Care Coordination for people with multiple health needs, and it reviews potential opportunities that arise as a result of a more effective care coordination process and paradigm.
Losing your balance and falling down is often “no big deal” for most of us, most of the time. Throughout our lives, we are told to “just get up and keep moving.” But, falling down can actually be extremely serious, debilitating, even fatal. Falls result in over 8 million hospital emergency room visits each year and represent the leading cause of fatal injuries in older people, with approximately 33% of the elderly falling at least once per year. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries in older adults, and they may also cause other severe injuries, such as fractures of the hip, that can have extremely negative impacts on quality of life—and on our economy in general. The direct cost of falls to society was around $30 billion in 2010.