New app to improve quality of life for nurses

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The smart app will enable nursing staff to benefit from educational resources, communicate with their colleagues and provide feedback efficiently to senior management…reports Asian Lite News

The Emirates Health Services (EHS) has launched the “We Care” app, an innovative digital platform that aims to improve the quality of life of nursing staff, develop the work environment, enhance the profession’s attractiveness and ensure the physical and psychological well-being of nursing staff.

The newly launched platform also aims to provide several tools and techniques that can facilitate communication among nursing staff, help share their success stories and celebrate their achievements.

The smart app will enable nursing staff to benefit from educational resources, communicate with their colleagues and provide feedback efficiently to senior management.

The launch of app comes in line with the EHS plans and programmes mapped out to promote the digital transformation of all work mechanisms and strategies, digitise the work environment and services, develop communication channels, coordination, integration of capabilities, and ensure the optimal utilisation of institutional resources, so as to deliver the best nursing care services.

The smart app, which was launched in conjunction with the Mental Health Awareness Month, targets nursing cadres and midwives to provide them with psychological and moral support and periodic monitoring of their health fitness.

The app will also facilitate communication and direct contact with and among nursing cadres while in field. It will also be used to submit and track proposals, stimulate innovation and discover and manage talents.

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“The EHS’s events calendar in World Mental Health Month is packed with an innovative package of programs and initiatives that support community mental health,” said Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Serkal, Director-General, EHS.

With the remarkable development of the nursing profession nationwide, we have decided to dedicate a special app for nursing personnel, Al Serkal stated, stressing that the nursing profession is one of the most important and strategic professions in health care systems.

Serkal remarked that the newly released app supports the pillars of the “National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery -Roadmap for 2025”, which aims to enhance attractiveness and sustainability of the nursing profession, enact relevant regulatory and professional policies and policies, and provide all means of mental support to the nursing cadres in recognition of their key role in promoting the wellbeing of community members.

Dr. Sumaya Al Balushi, Chairman of the Supreme National Committee for Nursing Affairs, and Director of the Nursing Department, EHS, noted that the “We Care” app aims primarily to improve the health and wellbeing of nursing personnel and facilitate communication in the work environment as well, commending the impactful role of nurses especially after the COVID-19 outbreak.

With this app, nurses can submit their suggestions, provide their feedback and challenges they face through the live chat feature, she added.