SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

March 29, 2011 09:00 ET

Carroll Hospital Center Selects GetWellNetwork to Help Raise Core Measures

GetWellNetwork Will Integrate With Multiple HIT Systems to Engage Patients and Enable More Efficient Workflow Automation

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care solutions, today announced it was selected by Carroll Hospital Center in Carroll County, Maryland to raise patient engagement, satisfaction and outcomes. GetWellNetwork will be leveraged hospital-wide to support the hospital's high quality medical services across 38 medical specialties, touching over 14,000 hospitalized patients annually.

In particular, GetWellNetwork's expertise in integration with HIT systems will enable Carroll Hospital Center to modernize administrative and clinical workflows so that it can achieve greater operational efficiencies, improve patient care processes and raise Joint Commission Core Measures.

GetWellNetwork's integration capabilities include interfaces with hospital admissions and discharge systems, computerized provider order entry (CPOE), pharmacy, food service and dietary systems, billing, medication systems and more. Regardless of where the information resides, GetWellNetwork can build interfaces to the necessary HIT systems to enable the proper workflows -- both clinical and administrative -- for optimal efficiency.

"We're very excited to have GetWellNetwork help us automate key patient care functions such as prescribing patient education, service requests and communicating with their nursing team right from the bedside 24 hours a day, 7 days a week," said Stephanie Reid, Chief Nursing Officer, Carroll Hospital Center. "Our nursing staff also gains new, invaluable tools that will offload some administrative tasks and free their time for more one-on-one patient interaction and care time."

"For 50 years, Carroll Hospital Center has provided compassionate, high quality care to the community of Carroll County. We're honored to be selected to help catapult patient experience and outcomes to the next level by engaging patients and families more directly into the care process," said David Wright, Chief Outcomes Officer, GetWellNetwork, Inc.

Integration Expertise
GetWellNetwork successfully integrates with more systems than any other Interactive Patient Care provider. It extends the value of existing IT investments by interfacing with leading HIT systems including Cerner, McKesson, Epic, Meditech, GE and Siemens.

About GetWellNetwork
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. The company was also recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the new Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

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