Floriamed’s mission was developed by a biomedical research scientist. To carry out this mission, the scientist partnered with a nurse practitioner. Both the nurse practitioner and the scientist feel that healthcare in America is not as good as it should be. But they seem to differ in their ideas about how to make medicine better. The nurse practitioner wants to do so by using care, one patient at a time. And the scientist wants to do it by strengthening the essential link between medicine and science. But in the end, these two ideas turned out to be the same idea.
Both the nurse and the scientist are experts, yet from separate and distinct fields. But their partnership is not so odd. Because, as any nurse will tell you, proper care rests on a foundation of science. However in this case, the partnership is strengthened even more by the message of science. That message concerns care, a notion developed by Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing. The idea being that care, as traditionally used by nurses, is essential to achieving the best quality medicine. And that such care is lacking in American healthcare.
Floriamed’s Plan for Better Healthcare
Floriamed Telehealth is a clinic specializing in online care.The clinic’s mission comes from a long noted disconnect between science and medicine. According to experts, when medicine is not clearly based in science, patients can be harmed. This simple fact and the disconnect between science and medicine ultimately powered the creation of Floriamed’s mission long before Floriamed ever existed. That mission is to show that real world solutions can improve healthcare now.
To accomplish its mission Floriamed turned to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), America’s leading experts in quality healthcare. The idea was to make the NAM’s guidelines for improving healthcare quality the foundation for Floriamed. And clearly, nursing’s culture of care seemed singularly suited to the task of using the NAM’s guidelines to their best effect against the problems of modern medicine.
In Floriamed, a nurse and a scientist come together. Together they combine nursing and science to bring you medicine that focuses on care and precision. We both feel that advanced practice nursing brings a clearly needed element to the modern medical landscape. And we feel that nurses and nurse practitioners will play a crucial role in the future of medicine.
To learn more about Floriamed’s mission and our views on the role of nurse practice in the future of medicine, see our Core Values page and the links at the bottom of that page.