SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

October 23, 2012 07:47 ET

GetWellNetwork Growth Surges as Patient Engagement Takes Its Place as a Strategic Pillar of Accountable Care

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Oct 23, 2012) - GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leading provider of interactive patient care (IPC) solutions, announced today that the company has seen 125% growth through September 2012 compared to the same period in 2011 and is on pace for another record year. With patient engagement as a central component of recent regulatory and reimbursement changes, IPC solutions are being adopted at their fastest rate since their introduction more than ten years ago.

"Patient engagement has become a business imperative for healthcare providers as the reality of Meaningful Use and the Affordable Care Act kick in," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. "Leading health systems are going all-in on patient engagement and our client community is experiencing significant outcomes improvement in key patient satisfaction and quality measures that impact reimbursement."

Record New Clients and Expanded Implementations
With its new contracts, GetWellNetwork will touch over two million patients annually, and remains the only provider to deliver Patient Pathways® that drive higher levels of patient engagement at the point-of-care. Among the facilities to recently choose and implement the GetWellNetwork IPC solution are:

Expanding Leadership and Employee Team
Supporting the rapidly growing GetWellNetwork client base is an expanded corporate leadership team. Recently, Beth Martinko joined the company as senior vice president of Client Experience and Hugo Borda was added as vice president of Enterprise Architecture.

By year-end, GetWellNetwork will have hired 85 new employees since January, primarily in implementation, client services and support, and research and development.

"Our client partners are under immense pressure as the healthcare system shifts to a value-based paradigm," said O'Neil. "Yet, we are energized by their commitment to provide exceptional care, and they are being rewarded with outcomes improvement. 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."

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc. entertains, educates, and empowers patients throughout the patient journey using the bedside TV and iPad in the hospital, mobile devices, Web or Cable TV at home. This patient-centered approach improves both satisfaction and outcomes for patients and hospitals. Additionally, the company extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly to leading HIT systems including Cerner, McKesson, Epic, Meditech, GE and Siemens.

GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the 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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