Fed up with poor staffing ranges and extreme burnout, nurses proceed to go away their hospital jobs in droves. Actually, consultants predict that the U.S. healthcare business will probably be brief 2.1 million nurses by 2025.
Hydreight was based in 2018 as a telehealth platform and medical community that addresses this challenge by letting nurses be their very own boss and work as impartial 1099 contractors. Final week, the Las Vegas-based firm launched an up to date app in order that the lots of of nurses on its platform can have a extra streamlined expertise.
The startup’s platform makes it doable for nurses, med spa technicians and different licensed healthcare professionals to be in command of their very own schedules and ship companies exterior of a hospital or conventional medical facility, stated Hydreight CEO Shane Madden.
“The platform operates as a market, basically as an ‘Uber for nurses,’ permitting them to attach instantly with sufferers and ship companies anyplace,” he stated.
Nurses use Hydreight’s platform to supply companies reminiscent of IV drip, Botox, Covid-19 testing and different medical and med spa therapies. These companies may be delivered on the affected person’s house, resort, workplace or every other appropriate location, Madden stated.
Sufferers who be part of Hydreight’s medical community can use its app — which operates equally to well-liked meals supply apps — to order a medical service from its pharmaceutical IV menu or aesthetic companies menu.
Hydreight’s platform supplies medical director oversight, legal responsibility insurance coverage, HIPAA-compliant documentation and entry to a digital pharmacy, Madden added. Because of this nurses can work for themselves with out the stress of working their very own enterprise.
Throughout all 50 states, Hydreight at the moment has 688 accounts that present medical companies and tens of 1000’s of sufferers utilizing its app. The startup stated it’s troublesome to say the precise variety of nurses on its platform as a result of every account is completely different — some have one nurse working solo and others include a staff of nurses who joined utilizing one account.
Some Hydreight nurses went viral on TikTok final 12 months for posting movies saying they earn increased wages than journey nurses. Hydreight nurses stated they earn as a lot as $3,500 per week. The average monthly salary for journey nurses is $9,790, which breaks right down to about $2,500 per week.
Madden stated Hydreight was based to present nurses extra autonomy and freedom, and the corporate will stay devoted to serving their greatest pursuits.
“We’re dedicated to steady enchancment and listening to what customers want. This replace offers nurses and different well being and wellness service suppliers extra management over what they provide, in addition to total improved efficiency, usability, reporting, and aesthetic and practical upgrades. For each sufferers and repair suppliers, it contains an improved reserving expertise and extra choices for a way every needs to make use of the platform,” he stated.
Nonetheless, Hydreight just isn’t the one firm providing at-home IV companies — there’s additionally The IV Doc. Madden believes his firm differentiates itself with its proprietary HIPAA-compliant software program, medical director oversight, medical legal responsibility insurance coverage and infusions protocols.
“There isn’t any different cell wellness group that gives its companions with every part they should run their enterprise multi function place,” he stated.
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