SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

January 20, 2011 09:30 ET

GetWellNetwork Hosts 4th Annual User Conference

GetConnected2011 Focuses on Patient Activation Across the Care Continuum

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - GetWellNetwork, Inc., today announced the 4th annual user conference, GetConnected2011, will be held from May 2-4, 2011 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The 2011 user conference will emphasize new ways for clinicians and staff to improve the patient's journey across the care continuum, starting from pre-admission and extending to home after discharge. 

The GetConnected conference is a valuable opportunity for clinicians and hospital leaders to share best practices with fellow colleagues and learn new ways to leverage and drive outcomes using the industry's first digital platform from GetWellNetwork to engage patients personally and compassionately throughout the patient care continuum.

"Each year, we are impressed and inspired by the passionate leaders who attend GetConnected to improve patient care at their hospitals," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO, GetWellNetwork, Inc. "It's such a critical time for our hospital partners as they adapt and innovate around new patient care models. Our rapidly growing community has resulted in record registrations, and we look forward to them sharing first-hand the latest innovations and solutions that will transform the way they engage and empower their patients." 

This year's conference attendees will have a variety of client-led sessions and hands-on workshops to explore new interactive patient care solutions on topics such as:

  • Integrating Interactive Patient Care into Care Management
  • Meaningful Use and Value-based Purchasing
  • Pediatric and Adult Fall Safety
  • Pediatric Asthma Care Plan
  • Heart Failure Care Plan
  • Pharmacy Retail Services
  • Pain Management
  • Medication Teaching
  • Optimizing Discharge for Pediatric Hospitals
  • Patient Education including exclusive pediatric KidsHealth® video content
  • Patient Education Utilization

The 2011 GetConnected program is planned by a GetWellNetwork client committee comprised of clinicians and administrative leaders of prestigious hospitals who have volunteered their time to provide attendees with an exceptional learning opportunity. This year's committee is comprised of:

GetConnected2011 conference registration is now open. For information about how to become a sponsor, please contact Tony Cook, tcook@getwellnetwork.com

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 is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in Interactive Patient Systems and is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

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