SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

March 31, 2010 09:00 ET

GetWellNetwork Signs Agreement With Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA)

GetWell Town™ Interactive Patient Care Solution Now Available to CHCA Hospitals

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) - GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leader in interactive patient care solutions, today announced a new agreement with Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), an alliance representing more than 40 leading children's hospitals in North America. Through the agreement, CHCA hospitals can now implement GetWellNetwork's new pediatric solution called GetWell Town™, the industry's only interactive patient care solution built from the ground up for young kids and teens.

"We're very pleased to welcome GetWellNetwork to CHCA," said Ernie Dominguez, manager of Group Purchasing, Child Health Corporation of America. "Patient education and engagement is a high priority for CHCA hospitals and GetWell Town meets these needs in an innovative and creative way -- helping children learn about their health and cope with their hospital stay through a variety of kid-friendly entertainment options."

GetWell Town is a comprehensive solution for bedside patient education and entertainment, enabling clinicians and hospital staff to more actively engage pediatric patients and their families in the care process via the bedside television. One of the key ways that GetWell Town uniquely delivers clinical benefits is the product's ability to integrate seamlessly with variety of health information technology (HIT) systems. Integration with systems such as EMRs enable hospitals to create clinical and administrative workflows that help patients receive personalized information about their prescribed medicines, dietary needs or discharge instructions. 

An exclusive partnership with KidsHealth® also provides more patients and families with more than 160 medical education videos that nurses and caregivers can prescribe for their patients. 

"Hospitals that implement the GetWellNetwork interactive patient care solutions have documented measurable improvements in patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and operational efficiencies. With this partnership, CHCA Owner Hospitals can purchase GetWell Town™ with the assurance of consistent value pricing," said Shannon O'Neil, Director of Pediatrics at GetWellNetwork, Inc. "It's also a great opportunity for us to communicate the benefits hospitals can receive by implementing our innovative bedside solution that engages patients and families to affect positive health outcomes."

About GetWell Town
GetWell Town was developed in collaboration with GetWellNetwork's National Children's Hospital Task Force, comprised of 15 pediatric facilities across the U.S. as well as direct input from pediatric patients and their families. GetWell Town is designed to complement the kid-friendly spaces that children's hospitals have worked hard to create and features exclusive content in partnership with KidsHealth®, part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.

About GetWellNetwork, Inc.
GetWellNetwork, Inc. uses the bedside TV to entertain, educate and empower hospital patients and caregivers to be more actively engaged in their care. This patient-centered approach improves both satisfaction and outcomes for patients and hospitals. GetWellNetwork is the leader in interactive patient care solutions and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

About CHCA
CHCA, headquartered in Shawnee Mission, Kan., is an alliance of more than 40 of North America's leading children's hospitals that provides a range of programs and services designed to reduce costs, increase revenue and improve the performance of children's hospitals. For more information: www.chca.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jenny Song
    (703) 338-8434
    Jsong@getwellnetwork.com

    Angie Leondedis
    Senior Director, Corporate Communications
    CHCA
    (913)262-1436, ext. 273