SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

February 14, 2011 08:30 ET

GetWellNetwork Growth Continues With New Wins and Expansions

Improving Outcomes and Patient Care Experience Fuels Demand for GetWellNetwork

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care solutions, today announced a record number of new contracts, upgrades and expansions with premier hospitals. GetWellNetwork, recently recognized by KLAS® as the category leader in the interactive patient systems category, was chosen for its proven ability to raise HCAHPS and Press Ganey scores, improve patient education processes, and enhance patient safety.

In addition, since the launch of GetWell Town™ in 2009, the company continues to gain significant traction with leading pediatric hospitals for its innovative approach to teaching young patients and families about their health.

Hospitals that have recently purchased the GetWellNetwork solution or have expanded their interactive patient care projects include:

"At Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the decision to leverage and expand our GetWellNetwork project is a critical step in meeting two key care elements -- Pain Assessment and Discharge Planning -- both of which will help us deliver superior care for our patients and their families," said Dr. Lori Marshall, PhD, MSN, RN at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. "We are excited to have these impressive tools to support focused improvements in throughput and work efficiency."

"GetWellNetwork's digital patient care platform will enhance the efficiency of key patient care processes such as patient education and documentation to our electronic medical record system," said Stephanie Reid, Chief Nursing Officer, Carroll Hospital Center. "In addition, GetWellNetwork will also help us engage our patients in their care process and encourage them to communicate with us frequently using GetWellNetwork at their bedside."

"Hasbro Children's Hospital is very excited that GetWell Town will soon be implemented in each of our patient rooms to help us increase patient safety, education and overall experience for the children in our care and their families," said Myra Edens, Administrative Director of Pediatric Patient Services at Hasbro Children's Hospital. "With GetWellNetwork partnering with us, we look forward to improving the efficiency and quality of patient care."

"It's exciting to see such momentum for our patient solutions and we are honored to work with these dedicated leaders who are committed to partnering with us to make a difference every day in the lives of their patients," said Michael O'Neil, CEO and founder of GetWellNetwork, Inc.

EMR 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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