SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

August 24, 2011 07:30 ET

Hospitals Implement GetWellNetwork at Record Pace

Company Sees 25 Percent Growth in Beds as Hospitals Rapidly Embrace Patient Engagement to Improve Patient Care and Satisfy Meaningful Use Requirements

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - GetWellNetwork, Inc., provider of the industry's leading interactive patient care (IPC) solution, today announced an increase of 25 percent growth in beds in the first half of 2011, compared to the same period last year, outpacing forecasts. As hospitals become more focused on patient engagement, education, and improving the patient experience, the need for advanced IPC solutions like those from GetWellNetwork is increasing. Additionally, the need to achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements is also attributed to the strong growth.

"Patient engagement has emerged as a core strategy for performance improvement, as hospitals move aggressively to meet Meaningful Use criteria and value-based purchasing under health reform," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. "Along with our hospital partners, we are finding powerful evidence that engaging patients and families at the point of care results in a healthcare system that will operate more efficiently and deliver higher quality, patient-centered care."

GetWellNetwork's growth in live bed implementations has been driven across the board by hospitals that have renewed, expanded or recently purchased the GetWellNetwork solution. These include the following:

The GetWellNetwork Interactive Patient Care solutions offer a patient-centered approach that improves both the outcomes for patients and the hospital. Using the patient's bedside TV in the hospital, and at home using the Web, cable TV or any mobile device, GetWellNetwork provides unique technologies that help shape the patient journey providing an experience combining entertainment and award-winning education that together empower patients to take an active role in their care process. For example, GetWellNetwork's GetWell Town™ offers exclusive KidsHealth® patient education videos that are age-appropriate for both young children and teens.

Through GetWellNetwork's patent-pending Patient Pathways™ workflow technologies, each patient is prompted with patient-specific education and care tasks. Patient Pathways utilize best practice templates that invite patients, at the appropriate time, to learn about their condition, medications, and safety so they're more involved in their care. Additionally with GetWell@Home, the care team can continue patient communication through the transition in care, and further value from the technology's ability to support Meaningful Use requirements to deliver patient information electronically once the patient is discharged from the hospital.

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc. entertains, educates, and empowers patients throughout the patient journey using the bedside TV 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 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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