SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

March 04, 2013 09:00 ET

GetWellNetwork Introduces New Platform to Boost Patient Portal Usage and Improve Outcomes

myGetWellNetwork Helps Activate Patients, Reduce Readmissions and Fulfill Meaningful Use Requirements for Patient Engagement

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Mar 4, 2013) - (HIMSS Booth #2363) -- GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions, announced today the debut of myGetWellNetwork™, an innovative digital platform for patients, families and clinicians to help manage recovery, chronic conditions and preventative care anytime, anywhere. Delivered across any web-enabled device, myGetWellNetwork provides a personalized patient experience with the information, tools and Patient Pathways™ to engage patients in their care and equip them to adopt healthier behaviors for better outcomes and sustained wellness.

myGetWellNetwork delivers personalized patient education, medication information and chronic condition management tools anywhere. Patients can update their progress and record milestones in their personal health journal, while notifications, care tips and reminders are proactively delivered to reinforce the daily routine of care management. 

The centerpiece of myGetWellNetwork is a growing library of longitudinal Patient Pathways available exclusively with the GetWellNetwork IPC system. Designed for specific diseases such as heart failure and diabetes, pathways guide patients through the day-to-day process to manage their care and improve their condition. These interactive pathways reinforce the steps of the care plan, empowering patients to succeed in their recovery and enabling hospitals to address readmissions.

"myGetWellNetwork is an effective and much needed way to extend Interactive Patient Care across the care continuum," said Steve Hess, chief information officer, University of Colorado Health. "We believe it will result in better outcomes and lower-cost care."

As a member of the myGetWellNetwork task force, University of Colorado Health has contributed to the development of the product, adding insight about the tools they need for improving patient outcomes and meeting regulatory mandates. Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Community Health Network are among others on the task force of health care leaders.

myGetWellNetwork is an open technology, designed to integrate with the providers' existing portal for continued patient participation in their care plan. By facilitating information exchange and monitoring patient participation in post-discharge care, health care providers can more easily satisfy Meaningful Use requirements and reduce the likelihood of readmission penalties.

"We are excited to leverage the success of our Patient Pathways along the continuum of care," said Michael O'Neil, founder and chief executive officer of GetWellNetwork. "These new tools will bring to life the patient portal investments that have been made by helping more patients enroll, and most importantly, keeping them coming back with dynamic, personalized care plans."

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 electronic medical record and patient portal applications. 

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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