Sherri Sanderson is a mom of a 5-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter, and 10-year-old son and the founder and director of software development for NurselineMD.com.
How did you come up with the idea for your company? My pregnancies were high risk. During my second pregnancy, I had frequent ultrasounds checkups in the doctor’s office, and there were several times I had to call in to speak to a nurse about various pregnancy problems. Each of these phone calls required me to tell and spell my name, give my date of birth, describe the problem I was having, and leave a phone number for the nurse to call me back. This process resulted in back and forth phone tag between the nurse and I, sometimes not connecting within the same day. I became very frustrated by this process, and during one visit, asked my doctor if he had a secure online system where I could log in and put my message in, and be notified immediately when the nurse replies. My doctor was intrigued, and said he would love to have a secure patient communication system. The system would provide great benefits for his office. The full-time nurse he employed that spent most of her day listening to voicemail, writing down messages, and returning phone calls could instead utilize the secure communication solution. This would streamline processes, improve office efficiencies, and allow her to spend more time with patients who are in the office. In turn, this system would alleviate the rush of morning phone calls, because patients can submit their requests anytime, from any device, such as evenings or weekends, from their smartphones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers. This fosters the medical relationships between patients and providers because they patients feel more connected to their doctors through instant notifications. NurseLineMD was born from this idea. Our DoctorDirect solution is a robust, yet easy to use solution, ONC-ATCB certified in privacy & security for Meaningful Use.
What’s your favorite parenting tip? Keep a schedule whenever possible. It creates a much smoother routine.
Also, enjoy quality time with your children whenever you can. They will be grown up in the blink of an eye.
How do you get your family to eat healthy food and/or exercise? We keep healthy snacks at home. Sweets are a once in a while treat. Our children attend karate classes and enjoy one sport per season.
How do you recharge your batteries? I enjoy relaxing with a good book to unwind each night, even if it’s for a few minutes. I try to work out three times per week during the summer at a kickboxing class at the karate school my kids attend. They sometimes like to come along and watch the class. My husband and I also try to have a date night at least once per month.