SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

May 21, 2012 10:03 ET

MEDIA ALERT: GetWellNetwork Founder and CEO Joins Panel Discussion on Patient Engagement at Cleveland Clinic's Patient Experience Summit

Michael O'Neil to Address Innovations and Technology Surrounding Patient Engagement on Tuesday, May 22

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) -

What:
Michael O'Neil, founder and chief executive officer of GetWellNetwork, Inc. will present "First Felt, Then Measured: The Power of Interactive Patient Care" at the Cleveland Clinic's 3rd Annual Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit. O'Neill's presentation will be given at 2:30 p.m., May 22, 2012, at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

O'Neil will discuss patient-centered care as vital to the adoption of patient and family engagement and as shown by facilities across the U.S. to optimize patient care and hospital outcomes. Hospitals have seen, through implementing GetWellNetwork's Interactive Patient Care (IPC) technology, that IPC is a key force to drive the strategic and actionable change needed in the face of today's healthcare challenges and changing regulations.

The three-day, multidisciplinary conference is devoted to exploring patient experience as a key differentiator essential to the future of healthcare delivery. Participants include leaders from the Cleveland Clinic and other distinguished hospitals and healthcare organizations, as well as renowned media outlets such as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, NPR and the Plain Dealer.

Where:
The InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio

When:
Tuesday, May, 22, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

About Michael O'Neil:
Michael O'Neil was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 28. After four cycles of chemotherapy, he immediately began building GetWellNetwork to improve the patient experience. GetWellNetwork works with hospitals to improve performance and outcomes through patient engagement.

Today, GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. GetWellNetwork has also been acknowledged as one of the fastest growing companies in the Washington DC area by Inc. Magazine, Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ and SmartCEO magazine.

Michael is a member of Mindshare, a forum of CEOs from leading early-stage technology companies in Washington, DC. He serves on the board of directors of the Lisner Home in Washington, DC, a long-term care facility for disadvantaged elderly citizens, and The DAISY Foundation, an organization dedicated to honoring nurses. Michael has been named to the Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs in Venture Magazine, and as a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program in Washington, DC.

Michael has served as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC. In addition, Michael is a guest speaker at University of Virginia Law School, the Robert H. Smith Business School - University of Maryland and The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.

Michael received a B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame and a JD/MBA from Georgetown University.

To learn more about GetWellNetwork please visit www.getwellnetwork.com.

Contact:
To schedule an interview with Michael O'Neil, contact Katie Vukas, kvukas@knbpr.com, 203-504-8230 ext. 115.

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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