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Nobl Receives Innovation Grant to Develop Software to Improve Quality of Patient Care


Katie Hottovy, CMO

Nobl Receives Innovation Grant to Develop Software to Improve Quality of Patient Care
Nebraska Department of Economic Development Grants Funds for Research and Development

OCTOBER 19, 2015 (Lincoln, Nebraska) — Continuing to reimagine and improve hospital rounding processes, Nobl is excited to announce we’ve been selected to receive an innovation grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. The money will be used towards developing additional applications to empower care providers and improve quality of patient care. The
application will be used in conjunction with Vigilance™, and Cadence™, our leading-edge hourly and leader rounding applications.

“We’ve successfully created solutions to improve nurse to patient and leader to patient communication,” begins Nobl CEO Raymond Page. “We’re now creating a solution to bridge the communication gap between healthcare leaders and their staff, giving nurse leaders an opportunity to create a united culture that improves the quality of care for all patients served.”

With the goal of empowering care providers, the innovation grant will allow us to further our mission by giving a voice to care providers by helping hospitals collect and present intelligent data. With this solution, hospitals can expect to see higher employee satisfaction and engagement, more efficient units, and an improved quality of patient care.


At Nobl, we’re passionate about building leading-edge solutions that improve communication, workflow, and processes for healthcare providers. Our applications combine evidence-based practices with real-time technologies to improve clinical outcomes, enhance the patient experience, and revolutionize the way quality assurance is communicated in healthcare. We believe that by empowering care providers with intelligent solutions, patients will have a superior experience and clinical outcomes. Together with our clients, we serve people in the common quest for better healthcare delivery.

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Leading Caring Nurses with Powerful Influence

A lot has changed in the past 5 years. Pumpkin Spice Lattes have become a staple of autumn, Siri has become the friend we talk to most, IVs and other instruments have become computerized, and the requirements of nursing have increased dramatically—requiring your nurses to be equipped with higher levels of responsibility, accountability, and knowledge.

Where a culture of accountability exists, people do what they say they’ll do. Everyone builds credibility for himself or herself and for the organization by holding themselves and each other accountable.

It’s important for nurse leaders to establish an environment of learning and betterment. Your unit can foster this culture by focusing on 3 key areas of growth:

Provide Direction

As the saying goes, “Nurses are born, not made.” A true statement in the sense that nurses must have the capacity to care, but significant research supports the idea that individuals can always be directed, managed and taught to care more effectively. If the goal is for nurses to provide better care, we need to invest time into giving proper direction, while continuing to educate ourselves with strategies that accomplish this goal.

Build Culture

To build a great culture, it’s essential for nurse leaders to set an example by modeling what a strong nurse looks like. Leaders need to manifest a philosophy of clinical care emphasizing quality, safety, interdisciplinary collaboration, continuity of care, and professional accountability.

Great leaders also listen, retain, and act according to their nursing staff’s feedback. They provide meaningful input into policy development and operational management issues related to clinical quality, safety, and clinical outcome evaluation. Emphasize that nurses are responsible and accountable for their own practices.

Establish Clarity

To establish accountability within a healthcare facility, clear and specific expectations and goals must be set. If implementing a new strategy, make what needs to be done and accomplished very clear. Describe and follow through with consequences. Like we learned in psych 101, if the reasoning behind goals are explained, nurses are more likely to commit to meeting the expectations.

In the end, providing direction, building culture and clarifying expectations assists nurses in providing high-quality care. Although their schedules are hectic, effective leadership and training holds great value to nurse accountability.


This article was written by Brandi Diederich, and edited by Steven Foster. Research for this article was provided by American Nurse Today, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.


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