Medicine and medical science are essential to supporting each patient in their unique healthcare journey. However, certain healthcare pathways — such as those that require time-consuming treatments — can be risky and costly.
This is when data can provide imperative insights. By using remote patient monitoring programs to gather timely patient data, compile trends, identify outliers and compare them to population data, providers can access important information that enables them to customize treatment plans and provide the right care at the right time.
Medtronic Care Management Services clinical leads Nycole Hansen, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., and Molly Kellgren, Ph.D., R.N., demonstrate how data can provide insights throughout the patient care continuum. Access to meaningful data that facilitates early intervention may help prevent potentially unnecessary pathways while supporting appropriate utilization of healthcare. This provides value from both a quality-of-care and cost perspective.
About the Author
Nycole Hansen, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., is a registered nurse with a specialization in nursing informatics.
Nycole joined Medtronic Care Management Services in 2019 as Senior Clinical Informatics Program Manager and currently leads the clinical, program design, and training and education teams. Prior to Medtronic Care Management Services, Nycole has served as a registered nurse in both the inpatient and ambulatory setting, held nursing leadership positions for a large nonprofit facility, and led multiple system and process improvement projects.
About the Author
Molly Kellgren, Ph.D., R.N., is a registered nurse who earned her master’s degree in Nursing Education from Metropolitan State University and her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Molly joined Medtronic Care Management Services in 2019 as Senior Training & Education Specialist and brings her knowledge of education and clinical topics to provide effective training materials to Medtronic Care Management Services employees and customers. Prior to Medtronic Care Management Services, Molly has worked as a bedside nurse in adult intensive care units, as a nurse educator for undergraduate nursing students, and for a national nursing nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide resources and continuing education for nursing professors.