Today is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Every year on May 12th we celebrate her legacy with Nurse Day, the final day of Nurse Week. Florence is remembered not only as the founder of modern nursing, but also as a researcher, statistician, and advocate for better public health policies.
Here at TigerText, one thing we find most remarkable about Florence Nightingale is the passion she showed for using statistics to champion change. She was an early pioneer for histograms and pie charts, using them to show that British soldiers in the Crimean War were dying more often from preventable disease than from battle wounds. By doing so, she won funding for an overhaul of the public sanitation system in Turkey, to reduce the spread of disease among soldiers and civilians alike.
If she were alive today, we think Florence might appreciate that TigerText is a better, more efficient way to coordinate patient care. Because she respected statistics, we think she would agree that it is time to replace pagers. We think she’d be excited about measurable improvements in patient care.
And because Florence liked visualizations so much, we kinda think she would’ve preferred texting with her colleagues, so she could add some emoji for maximum visual impact. Just a guess 🙂
From all of us here at TigerText, we’re wishing Florence a very Happy Birthday and a Happy Nurse Day 2016 to everyone involved in patient care!
And don’t forget to enter our Nurse Appreciation giveaway, time is running out. TigerText will give a $250 American Express gift card to one lucky person who downloads our app using the button below during Nurse Week 2016 — which ends today, so hurry!