BRANSON, Mo. — Smartphones may help nurses speed up response times to patient’s needs at Cox Branson.
A new software program called CareAware Connect “speeds up critical communication by connecting patient with “the right provider with the right information at the right time.”
So, every time a patient hits the call light, an alert is sent to a staffer’s phone. Ultimately, the app decreases time patients must wait when they ask for assistance.
Lynne Yaggy, chief nursing officer and VP of Clinical Services at Cox Branson, says, “CareAware phones will allow our staff to communicate in real time with patients and fellow staff by integrating with our nurse call system… Additionally, we will be able to communicate through secure texting, respond to rapidly changing conditions and eventually deliver medications using our smartphones.”
Yaggy believes having a single tool for the staff to provide safe and secure communication and medication delivery makes it a relevant tool in giving patients at Cox Medical Center Branson the best experience possible.