NurseGrid™, the number one rated nurse scheduling app, announced that its application is now available on Apple and Android smartwatches. Nurses are on the move more than ever and NurseGrid remains committed to developing innovative technology to meet their needs. The NurseGrid app enables nurses to access their schedules on phones easily—and now, on smartwatches—allowing them to continue delivering high-quality patient care while accessing and managing their schedules.
“It sounds like a simple idea, but before we originally created and launched NurseGrid, there were no apps on the market that helped nurses effectively manage their schedules,” says Zach Smith, BSN, R.N., NurseGrid founding member. “Our goal has always been to make nurses’ lives easier by empowering them with technology designed specifically for them, not just for hospital administrators. The addition of a NurseGrid Smartwatch app reinforces our commitment to pushing the boundaries for nurse-centric technology.”
NurseGrid’s smartwatch app allows one to see important information at a glance or with a quick swipe to the wristwatch. As nurses balance the demands of work and home, digital personal organization tools can be extraordinarily helpful. Using a smartwatch to check their work schedule, request time off, or swap shifts adds convenience and flexibility to nurses’ personal time management capabilities.
“As the most adopted app for nurses, the NurseGrid team is constantly listening to our nurse users and innovating the app to grow with them,” said Scott McQuigg, Senior Vice President & General Manager of HealthStream’s Scheduling & Capacity Management solution group. “Given that so many nurses are wearing smartwatches at work, it seemed like a great opportunity for NurseGrid to be the first to bring nurses the ability to manage schedules right from their watches—adding a new level of quick accessibility and ease-of-use.”
The NurseGrid mobile and smartwatch apps are available for free in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Both the mobile and smartwatch app work with NurseGrid Manager, which enables leaders to create and manage schedules for entire teams and facilities.
NurseGrid™ is the #1 rated scheduling app for nurses. Designed for nurses by nurses, NurseGrid helps staff, departments, and entire organizations with schedule distribution and communication. Nurses can easily access and manage their schedules, see who they are working with, and connect with their colleagues to manage swaps, open shifts, and flex-offs. NurseGrid is available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play. NurseGrid Manager, a companion product, helps units, departments and healthcare organizations create and manage schedules for entire teams and facilities. The NurseGrid app and NurseGrid Manager are products by HealthStream, Inc. as part of its Scheduling & Capacity Management solution group.