SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

November 15, 2012 08:46 ET

GetConnected 2013 Highlights Patient Engagement as Imperative for Quality Care, Performance Improvement

Sixth Annual GetWellNetwork Users Conference Will Help Hospitals Drive New Care Delivery Model Amid Paradigm Shift in Health Care Industry

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - GetWellNetwork, Inc.®, the leading provider of Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, today announced its sixth annual users conference, GetConnected 2013, will be held from April 15-17, 2013 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Calif.

As the nation's health system experiences a shift to value-based care, GetConnected 2013 is designed to advance the role of patient engagement in providing quality care and achieving critical performance objectives. The three-day conference provides the essentials to strengthen leadership and effectiveness in driving the organizational change needed to integrate IPC as a care delivery model.

"The dramatic changes shaping health care today are creating imperatives for patient engagement in every aspect of care delivery," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. "GetConnected 2013 is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the successes of our community in engaging patients and improving outcomes across the care continuum. It's also the perfect time to renew our collective focus on the patient and elevate care to new levels by sharing the bold ideas, innovative breakthroughs and powerful stories that can accelerate the transformation of our health system."

Through inspirational keynote addresses, user-led sessions, poster presentations and hands-on workshops, attendees will learn best practices and acquire tools to drive integration, utilization and accountability for IPC throughout their facilities.

With more than 500 health care leaders projected to attend, this year's event features four tracks offering valuable strategies and tools for every organizational role and every level of IPC delivery:

  • Building on the Foundation - Experiences, strategies and lessons learned in advancing IPC adoption
  • The Business of IPC - Approaches to leverage IPC for return on investment and new health reform initiatives
  • The Platform - Opportunities to integrate IPC technologies for efficiencies, population health management and post-discharge care
  • The Care Process - Methods to foster staff engagement, design patient care workflows and improve performance

GetWellNetwork has submitted this activity to the Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Registration for GetConnected 2013 is now open at www.getwellnetwork.com/conference.

For information about how to become a sponsor, please contact Tony Cook at tcook@getwellnetwork.com.

Follow @GetWellNetwork on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information on GetConnected 2013 speakers, activities and exclusive prizes.

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc.® provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with HIT and portal systems. 

GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. Learn more at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

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