BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - December 01, 2016) - GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, announced today that Dayton Children's Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, has initiated a two-phase implementation of IPC throughout the hospital. Phase one was completed in just 45 days and includes the GetWellNetwork Inpatient solution with IPC Pathways™ deployed in 93 beds via Smart TV with bi-directional education integration.
In this phase, care teams at Dayton Children's can assign and document educational videos to patients and their families through the hospital's Epic® EMR system to help them learn more about their condition(s), initiate better-informed conversations with their physician, remain safe and at rest during their stay, and prepare for discharge. Phase two will take place in conjunction with the opening of a new hospital tower scheduled for June 2017, and will include additional health IT integrations such as Medication Teaching, CBORD® nutrition and meal ordering services, and more.
Dayton Children's is a not-for-profit, 155-bed, freestanding children's hospital and the region's only medical facility devoted to the specific needs of children. With a multi-million dollar campus renewal and community expansion underway to transform care, it's the perfect time to introduce new technology that supports the patient experience. GetWellNetwork becomes another layer of assurance that families can rely on to know that they are receiving quality care. Other assurances include the hospital's Magnet® designation, which signifies the highest level nursing care, as well as the Women's Choice Award, which represents the trust mothers have in the hospital.
"Dayton Children's is thrilled to have GetWellNetwork to help engage our patients and their parents in their education and provide entertainment in an accessible and familiar manner," said Jayne Gmeiner, MS, RN, vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer. "The integration with Epic for documentation of educational videos is key to promoting education within the hospital. GetWellNetwork is an extension of our commitment to going above and beyond to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible."
"GetWellNetwork is proud to support Dayton Children's values for patient safety, innovation, and compassion to help patients, families, and caregivers become active participants in the care experience," said Scott Filion, president of GetWellNetwork. "Leading providers like Dayton Children's recognize the clinical and operational benefits of having a proven patient engagement strategy to increase health and performance outcomes and drive patient loyalty."
About Dayton Children's Hospital
One of only 45 independent freestanding children's hospitals in the country, Dayton Children's is the region's only medical facility dedicated to children. Accredited by The Joint Commission and serving 20 Ohio counties and eastern Indiana, the experts at Dayton Children's care for 300,000 children each year. Consistently recognized as one of the country's best and most cost-effective pediatric hospitals, Dayton Children's is home to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and together with the United States Air Force shares the nation's only civilian-military integrated pediatric training program. For more children's health and safety information, visit our web site at www.childrensdayton.org.
GetWellNetwork, Inc.® powers patient experience. Our solution, The Patient's Platform, helps leading health care systems create connections with patients in any setting, deliver insights to clinicians in real time, and transform care through an evidence-based model for patient engagement. Our open technology integrates with electronic health record and IT applications to extend the value of existing investments and expand the possibilities of care. With more than 50 million patient interactions per year, we drive performance improvement, positive outcomes and patient loyalty. Learn more at www.getwellnetwork.com.