AI Authority: IntelyCare Hires David Burke as CFO to Drive Business Growth and Momentum; Address Intensifying Staffing Demands in Post-Acute Space

IntelyCare, the leading intelligent workforce management solution for post-acute facilities, added a new CFO to the leadership team. David Burke will bring more than 30 years of experience to support the continued success and expansion of the company, which is the fastest-growing private company in Massachusetts. Read the full article here

iAdvance Senior Care: How The Senior Care Industry Stands To Benefit From The Gig Economy

John Shagoury, IntelyCare COO, explains the need for a gig economy in healthcare and how IntelyCare is leading the charge. So, in this iAdvance Senior Care article, he explains that “‘In a gig model like this, the flexibility, pay, and work-life balance of gig work can be appealing, and caregivers and nurses who pursue this model can work as much or as little as they want.” Read the full article here

IntelyCare’s #WinItWednesday

win it wednesdayCan I get a drum-roll please?  No need to dream of winning the lottery – IntelyCare is giving away a $500 Visa gift card to one lucky IntelyPro during each week in December, and a grand prize of an $1,000 Visa gift card.

How does it work?

Beginning on December 4, all IntelyPros must work 1 shift per week and have perfect attendance. If both requirements are met, your name will be entered to win a $500 Visa gift card. The promotion will occur each week in December, and reset after a winner was announced. Each additional shift worked past the 1 shift minimum will allow for additional entries: 5 shifts = 5 entries.

Did someone say a grand prize?

Sure did. If you pick up a minimum of 1 shift every week and have perfect attendance throughout December, you will be entered to win a $1,000 Visa gift card. Heighten your chances to win the grand prize by picking up multiple shifts per week, and receiving multiple entries.

Is it possible to win this promotion and the Nutcracker promotion?

Absolutely. Pick up as many shifts as you desire, and you may be walking away with a $500-$1,000 gift card, and tickets to see Boston Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker or a special, holiday gift basket. Learn more here.

When will the winners be announced?

The week of December 4 to 11: December 13 The week of December 11 to 18: December 20 The week of December 18 to 25: December 27 The grand prize winner will be announced on January 3
Healthcare technology provides clear benefits for nurses and CNAs

Healthcare technology provides clear benefits for nurses and CNAs

The healthcare tech landscape is advancing at breakneck speed. From wearables to EHRs, there are many technological tools that provide value to nurses and CNAs, changing the way they administer patient care.

Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

EHRs have already freed up a lot of time for doctors and nurses alike, reducing the amount of paperwork and admin tasks, and freeing up more time for patient care. Additionally, patient records are available to caregivers in real-time, reducing medication errors and providing access to details such as allergies, test results, diet preferences and more.

Communication apps

Most hospitals use advanced communication systems that connect their workforce via smartphone applications such as Cortext by Imprivata. Apps such as Cortext provide a secure, HIPAA compliant platform for nurses and CNAs to communicate more effectively, replacing the pager, reducing inefficiency, and improving productivity. Using apps of this type can potentially save a caregiver 45 minutes a day or more.

Remote patient monitoring devices

Being able to monitor patient vitals remotely not only saves time in recording vital data but can reduce emergency calls to a large degree. Metrics that include blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar, and blood oxygen levels can be transmitted to care professionals in real-time, and can allow a patient under care to remain in their home environment longer, thus supporting a better quality of life, reducing time in hospital, and lowering the cost of care across the board.

GPS tracking devices

GPS is not just useful for tracking patients, it is also handy for tracking staff and locating diagnostic tools like defibrillators, infusion pumps, wheelchairs, and so on. A simple IoT (internet of things)-enabled badge placed on a person or an item can then help nurses locate the people and tools that they need quickly and easily through a connected application – a feature that could potentially save a lot of time and a lot of lives.

Positive patient ID with biometrics

Biometrics can be used in a myriad of ways to provide value to nurses and CNAs, but one of the most exciting applications is in patient identification. Being able to positively identify a patient prior to drug administration or a procedure will greatly reduce errors in care, reduce medical record duplication and prevent medical identity theft. Biometric technologies include palm-vein identification, which can be used even if the patient is non-responsive, and iris scan identification.

Drug delivery systems

Implantable drug delivery systems can be programmed to release medication to the patient at the proper times and with the proper dosages. This, in turn, reduces medication errors and fortifies compliance, allowing nurses to focus attention on other areas.

Intelycare: empowering the next generation of care professionals

These technological advances are just scratching the surface of the long list of tools that are helping nurses and CNAs perform more efficiently and improve quality of care for so many.

If you are a nurse or CNA looking for work in your area, apply to Intelycare today. We work with America’s top hospitals and care organizations, providing them with qualified, on-demand staffing solutions every day. Apply today, and you could be working within 48 hours.