Nurse Technologies is a company geared towards raising awareness of problems related to medicine usage. Our company formed shortly after an unfortunate incident involving one of our founders and his medication, followed by the death of a close family member due to medication mismanagement. Our founders were further influenced by a report recently published by IMS Health, which states that avoidable costs of more than $200 billion are incurred each year by the U.S. healthcare system as a result of medicine misuse; this cost swells to $500 billion incurred by the global healthcare system.
Today, our goal is to use technology to improve accountability regarding medicine distribution and management and to create solutions that are simple for medicine users. In so doing, we will also provide real-time information for healthcare professionals.
Since receiving our first patent in 2011, we have been actively engaged with other industry professionals in the development of our concepts and technologies.
- Shane Mathews, founder of My Inventor Club in Atlanta, helped to refine our first prototype.
- Dr. Amit S. Jariwala, Director of Design & Innovation at GA Tech, commended the simplicity of our product and wrote, "These are great ideas".
- Dr. Matthew E. Portnoy, NIH’s Director of Division of Special Programs, has recognized its potential and commented, "We would not have thought about that".
Christopher Kunney, FY 14 Georgia Chapter HIMSS Pass President, commented that our concepts could be a game changer for the healthcare industry.
Jemelleh Coes Georgia Teacher of the Year 2014, stated "These [Nurse Timers] are powerful teaching tools, I really like the concept of a display with voice at the point of medication access."
We have participated in three National Institute of Health (NIH) conferences (2012, 2013, 2014), joined Advanced Technology Development Center's (ATDC) incubator program (February 2013), and presented at Georgia Tech’s Capstone Design Expo (Spring 2014). Our interns, Michael Tam and Phillip Cheng, worked tirelessly to produce our new designs for the Summer 2014 NIH conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Michelle Mason, Terry Sullivan, Stephanie Smith, and Hazel Srebi have all made contributions in their respective fields.