The last Monday of May serves as a time to reflect on the over one million military service members who have fallen protecting the rights and freedoms of our country. This Memorial Day, Responsive Health joins all Americans in thanking our veterans for their service.
Though not officially recognized as a federal holiday until 1971, Memorial Day traditions date back to the years following the American Civil War. At the time, the day of remembrance was known as Decoration Day.
Until the First World War, the day was set aside exclusively to remember the 625,000 soldiers who died fighting on both sides of the American Civil War. At the conclusion of World War One, the spirit of Memorial Day was broadened to remember all those who died in combat serving their country.
Though Memorial Day now consists of many passive customs, including Memorial Day sales at retail stores and attending barbeques, we at Responsive Health encourage all Americans to take time this Monday to remember and honor those who have died fighting for our country.
There are many ways to express gratitude our fallen heroes, including flying flags at half-staff until noon, pausing for a National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m. local time, or attending a Memorial Day service at your local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
Responsive Health supports all of the fallen, current and veteran military service members and extend our eternal gratitude to all who have fought to preserve our way of life this Memorial Day.
Thousands of tech-minded entrepreneurs, companies and individuals across industries joined together on the Hudson River waterfront in Hoboken, New Jersey to attend the second annual Propelify Innovation Festival on Thursday, May 18.
Responsive Health’s leadership team, including Ed Berde, CEO and CTO, Pavan Choksi, VP of Corporate Development and Eric Ditkowsky, VP of Value Transformation, navigated the festival while speaking with investors and innovators about how Responsive Health is defining Digital Medicine through RxUniverse.
With the New York City skyline serving as a fitting backdrop, the scene was set to promote innovation across industries. By midday, over 3,000 people had walked through the festival’s main gate, eager to share ideas about how technology is revolutionizing their respective fields. The festival provided a mix of tech demonstrations, meet-and-greets, investor speed dating and headlining speakers.
Arianna Huffington spoke to the crowd about her time at the Huffington Post, which she founded in 2005. Ms. Huffington is now serving as the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a health and wellness advisory startup offering educational workshops, e-courses and certifications that improve employee well-being.
Alexis Smith, the Director Employer Branding and Digital at Anheuser-Busch and another speaker at the festival, discussed how well-established companies are capitalizing on entrepreneurialism. Ms. Smith touched on the importance of promoting individuals who are willing to identify a company’s weakness in order to discover a solution vital to the success of the brand.
Aside from the festival’s featured speakers, the entrepreneurial spirit was also evident from the attendees themselves.
“It’s great seeing this this type of festival in New Jersey, especially because we’re so active in the Jersey market,” Mr. Choksi said. “Having this focus on technology and entrepreneurship shows that leading innovation is happening outside of Silicon Valley.”
In conjunction with the American Nurses Association’s National Nurses Week, Responsive Health would like to thank all of the dedicated nurses who tirelessly work to provide quality care for patients.
Nurses provide hands-on care to patients by administering medications, observing and monitoring patient conditions, maintaining records and communicating with doctors. They also provide emotional support to patients and family members, educate patients on disease management and medical conditions, as well as provide information on home care after a patient’s clinical treatment.
While members of the Responsive Health team visited hospitals and health systems to outline the benefits of the RxUniverse Digital Medicine platform, they were sure to speak with nurses to get their thoughts on Digital Medicine. Nurses in the field consistently touched on two themes; their passion for providing quality care for patients and the role they believed Digital Medicine could play in providing higher quality care. Nurses strongly felt Responsive Health’s Digital Medicine would be a critical asset in nearly every facet of their daily responsibilities.
Nurses loved that RxUniverse literally puts healthcare into the hands of patients, driving patient engagement and allowing their nursing teams to increase health results even after patients have left the hospital.
Apps in the RxUniverse platform extend care beyond the clinical setting by helping patients monitor their health conditions at home. For patients using Digital Medicine, a doctor or nurse’s care is not finished at the end of an office visit. Engaging a patient’s health on a continuous basis makes it easier to discuss their health concerns with a nurse when they arrive at the medical clinic.
Nurses across health systems are eager to implement Digital Medicine. Patients who are using Digital Medicine solutions are better able to manage their health, which aids nurses in their work by helping patients lead happier and healthier lives.
At Responsive Health, we’re forever thankful to nurses for their passion and dedication to their patients. We’ll continue to bring Digital Medicine solutions to health systems, allowing nurses to care for patients at the highest standards!