Rubbermaid, NYU partner to boost nursing, informatics

By Bernie Monegain
10:22 AM

Rubbermaid Medical Solutions (RMS), which develops and sells mobile and wall-mounted workstations, and New York University College of Nursing, which bills itself as a leader in nursing education, research and development, have announced a partnership aimed at improving nursing and clinical technology.

"This new partnership with RMS is part of our overall strategy of being a leader in research, nursing informatics and the healthcare industry," said Eileen Sullivan-Marx, dean of the NYU College of Nursing. "Not only will we have access to the best products and solutions for preparing future nurses, we will also be able to enhance the role of technology in improving patient care."
The new partnership aims to further both organizations' goals of enhancing nursing and clinical informatics and educating future leaders through combining resources for facilitating research and development, said Sullivan-Marx.

One of the first projects within the partnership will be to utilize the new, state-of-the-art simulation center at NYU College of Nursing to observe nursing behavior, and develop products that enhance nursing workflow and support clinical adoption of telemedicine. Other immediate endeavors include scholarship programs, telemedicine projects, and the availability of additional consulting, training and educational opportunities for both organizations.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with such a prestigious leader in nursing research and education,” said Will Hornor, director of marketing at Rubbermaid Medical Solutions. Their dedication to healthcare is unparalleled and fits well with our long-term commitment to increasing the capacity of nurses to deliver quality care.

“This partnership provides greater opportunities for each of us to deliver the products and education needed for nurses to excel in their chosen profession,” he added.