IBM, Apple debut apps to assist nurses

A partnership between Apple and IBM for developing enterprise apps has led to four new healthcare software tools aimed at helping nurses in patient care and management tasks.

The four new apps in the MobileFirst for iOS portfolio include:

  • The Hospital RN tool, which enables nurses tap into record keeping systems, organization tools and iBeacon technology for streamlined management tasks.
  • Hospital Tech, which lets nursing assistants organize and prioritize tasks, which frees up time for patient care.
  • Hospital Lead, which helps care managers and charge nurses better manage workloads, staff assignments and patient discharge tasks.
  • The Home RN app, which provides tools to gain greater efficiency in managing caseloads and reporting needs to specialists during home care interaction.