Frequently asked Questions (FAQ) -- NurseAssess by Nurse Tech, Inc.

What is NurseAssess and why do I need it?
NurseAssess is an app:
  • Run it on your smartphone.
  • When you assess a patient, enter your results into the app. It is a smart note-taker, guiding you in making sure your assessments are complete.
  • Later, you can recall them for review, for data entry into your EHR, and for discussion with colleagues. No more jotting them on a napkin or a Post-It!
  • Any assessments that you have flagged for later attention (e.g. you found something about a patient of which you want to be reminded) are easily retrieved and reviewed.
Which nursing assessments does it support?
At present, the assessments implemented or planned include:
  • Abdomen
  • Acuity
  • Allergies
  • BMI
  • Blood Pressure
  • Behavioral
  • Blood Administration
  • Blood Glucose Level
  • Braden Skin Risk
  • Cardiovascular
  • Care Coord PT/OT/Speech/MSW
  • Case Management
  • Central Lines
  • End-Tidal CO2
  • Foleys
  • Functional Status
  • GI
  • GU
  • Gait
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • HOH/ADA Special Needs
  • Heart Rate (Pulse)
  • I and O (Inputs and Outputs)
  • IV Lines and Fluids
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuro/Level-of-Consciousness (LOC)/Cognitive
  • Newborn
  • OB
  • Pain
  • Psychosocial
  • Respiration Rate
  • Required Documentation
  • Respiratory
  • Safety
  • Schmid Fall Risk
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Skin
  • Smoking
  • SpO2
  • Teaching/Disch Plan
  • Temperature
  • Weight/Height
Each month, we add some more assessments. Subscribers get these updates for free.
Doesn't my hospital's EMR already do this?
Some do, some don't. In general, we find that most EMRs do not provide high-quality support for mobile devices if at all. We are adding interfaces to the most popular EMRs so that the data you enter into NurseAssess is stored directly into your EMR.
I am a student. Should I use NurseAssess on my clinical rotations?
Yes! It will help you to perform top-quality nursing assessments by reminding you of what to look for and making sure you don't forget what you see.
How safe is my data?
It has all the protections required of any medical data. That is, nothing is collected or released that would identify you or any patient.
What about HIPAA? PHI?

HIPAA regulates the collection and use of Protected Health Information (PHI). This is any data that could identify a patient such as name, phone number, medical record number, etc. The NurseAssess app collects no PHI. For example, patients are identified only by their initials or by a nickname.

The details are here.

What does this mean in practical terms? It means that if you are using the NurseAssess app as we require (not collecting patient identifiers) then you do not risk making HIPAA violations.

If you are sharing medical data (such as in our Share-Your-Brain Contest) you must first make sure that no patient identifiers are present in the data you share with us (or with anyone else).

 

How much does it cost?
A subscription to NurseAssess costs $0.99/month or $9.99/year.
Why do I need a subscription?
NurseAssess depends on a server on the web. Your subscription enables the maintenance and operation of that server. It also supports continued development of the app as we add features and new assessments.
Why a Subscription Not a Purchase?

Though NurseAssess appears to be "just an app", it is much more than that. When you use NurseAssess, the main thing you get is a service. The service is delivered by the app, but behind the scenes is substantial infrastructure and data. Here are the details.

When you use NurseAssess, the app connects over the Internet to a database and a set of support programs. These enable the app to do its job. The app itself is just the visible part of a larger system.

There is also a support team. Unlike most free or cheap apps, NurseAssess has people who answer questions, coach in its usage, and help resolve problems. We respond quickly and thoroughly.

Most importantly, the data that gives the app its value -- deep knowledge of the content and process of modern nursing -- is maintained and updated frequently. New assessments are added and perfected every month. The app accesses them in real time. Thus, you can be confident that you are using the newest and most finely-tuned information.

Your subscription to NurseAssess gets you all this. It is much more than "just an app"!

 

Still have a question?
Contact us! Unlike most apps, this one has a real company behind it. We answer emails and phone calls. Your success is our success.

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