NurseMind supports the nurse on the job and collects data that's never been available before, about what nurses actually do, how often, when, and where. The working nurse will know more about what she or he has done than ever before. Aggregating this data will yield more information about the work nurses do than has been available before.
In addition to the program that runs on the iPhone or iPod Touch in the nurse's pocket, this web site has a database that collects aggregate data. Industry standards of privacy, security, and nursing nomenclature are supported:
- Data collection is HIPAA-compliant.
- Tasks are defined using NANDA terminology.
- Electronic communication is secured by means of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption for protection from eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.
The benefits to the nurse are subtle but valuable: NurseMind lets the machine keep track of the details. It spares the nurse the remarkable effort that she has traditionally sustained to remember all the details of the myriad tasks she does. At last, she can devote all her mental energy, experience, and skill to her clinical work and to her patients!