RN sees opportunity for professional growth

Patricia Kentgen, RN, says she sees a bright future for technologically literate nurses who work with CHF patients. The director of clinical operations for Disease Management Systems in Northfield, IL, says her background is in home care nursing, but she collaborated with cardiologist Randy Williams, MD, in developing the firm’s CHF system for five years. She now supervises the program.

Nurses who can become involved with such programs can find job security, she says, as well as bring familiar concepts in disease management to new media.

"This to me is a logical extension of everything I’ve done and everything I’ve seen out there."