Omaha women co-create app for traveling medical professionals

Posted at 6:17 AM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 13:44:44-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - — An app for traveling medical professionals is helping connect people in Omaha.

The Pulse app was developed in Omaha a few months ago, and it's already making an impact on doctors, nurses and technicians across the metro.

Co-creator Sara Winters, says she and her team saw a need, and wanted to provide an outlet for those who can relate to one another.

Winters says, millennial medical travelers are entering the market at double the rate baby boomers did.

She also tells us they're predicted to surpass the number Generation X nurses by 2020.

"It's specifically just for medical travelers, we just noticed that while people are going to different cities they're having finding housing, finding other people to connect, so this is an opportunity that gives them a chance to be able to talk to people in new areas and be able to find out different information," she said.

Winters tells us many medical travelers deal with loneliness, so she hopes Pulse will help build a community for them.

Nick Dickinson is medical lab technician for CHI Health.

He's been in Omaha for about 6 months, and uses the app.

"A lot of places you go to, you don't have a whole lot of people that understand really what we do, Dickinson said. Because we're traveling all the time (we're only there for three months up to a year), and a lot of people just don't really grasp that concept. [The app] gets these other people that do the same thing, maybe not in the same career field but they travel the same way that you do."

Dickinson also said the app helps him network and could possibly help him find his next position.

Winters tells us she hopes Pulse makes the living experience more enjoyable for medical travelers.

The app is free and can be found on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

You can learn more about Pulse at, [].