SOURCE: Skylight Healthcare Systems, Inc.

Skylight Healthcare Systems, Inc.

SOURCE: United Surgical Partners International

United Surgical Partners International

April 09, 2015 09:00 ET

United Surgical Partners International Implements Skylight Interactive® to Support Patient Education and Quality Clinical Outcomes for Joint Replacement Patients

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - April 09, 2015) - Skylight® Healthcare Systems, developer of the industry's most comprehensive patient engagement platform, today announced the launch of Skylight Interactive® at three United Surgical Partners International ambulatory surgical centers. USPI partners with physicians and not-for-profit health care systems to provide the highest quality surgical services in its 218 facilities including ambulatory surgery centers and short-stay surgical hospitals throughout the US.

The mission of USPI is to provide communities with safe, high-quality surgical services in comfortable, welcoming environments. With Skylight Interactive, USPI will be able to improve the effectiveness of patient education efforts, better prepare patients for surgery, and encourage patients to more actively participate in their care and healing. Combining the clinical quality and compassionate care with Skylight Interactive's innovative platform, USPI will empower joint replacement patients to play an increased role in their own care, strengthen collaboration between patients and caregivers, and ultimately improve clinical outcomes.

USPI and Skylight Healthcare partnered together to engage joint replacement patients by combining clinical innovation, quality, and efficiency with a great patient experience. The launch of Skylight Interactive will give patients in the 'My Joint Health' program on-demand access to helpful information including condition-specific health education, pre-operative exercise resources, medication safety, pain and wound care management, and rehabilitation. Additionally, by collecting patient-reported quality outcomes data, USPI will better align with their physicians, payers, and further solidify their market position with joint replacement procedures.

"Every day we strive to improve the health and quality of life for our patients," stated Matt Pate, Senior Vice President of USPI's Physician Strategy Group. "Effectively engaging patients improves outcomes and is critical to our mission. Skylight's Interactive platform is going to give us an additional tool to do that even better. As value based care continues to emerge within the industry, patient education will become increasingly important. Our strategic partnership with Skylight Healthcare will help us meet the growing demand of joint replacement cases across the country while allowing us to be more responsive to the industry's emphasis on quality and value."

"We admire USPI's dedication to ensure excellence in the patient and family experience," said Tom Klopack, CEO of Skylight. "By providing a continuous, lifelong connection of education and health information for patients, their families, and clinical professionals, we are able to support USPI's commitment to deliver the highest quality healthcare services available."

About USPI
United Surgical Partners International is an experienced and trusted partner in some of the nation's most successful surgical facility networks. Their current portfolio includes 218 short-stay surgical facilities, 16 of which are physician owned hospitals with the remainder being ambulatory surgery centers. In these facilities, USPI works with more than 11,000 physicians and will serve over one million patients this year. USPI maintains strategic partnerships with more than 3,500 physicians and 50 health systems in 26 states. All of this is accomplished through a team of over 10,000 employees dedicated to ensuring each patient is treated like a member of their own family.

About Skylight® Healthcare Systems
Skylight® Healthcare Systems provides a technology platform, Skylight Interactive®, which engages and empowers both patients and providers while addressing a hospital's needs in clinical efficiency, information technology integration and patient experience. Skylight Interactive uses common technologies including televisions, computers, and mobile devices to seamlessly connect with patients across the continuum -- pre-admission, inpatient, and post-discharge. The platform addresses patient and family needs in health education and care services, eases communication with clinicians and enables better outcome tracking. By engaging patients throughout the continuum of care, Skylight Interactive effectively bridges care transitions, empowers healing and optimizes outcomes.

Contact Information

  • Contact: 
    Tara Plappert                                  
    Marketing Communications        
    Skylight Healthcare Systems        
    tplappert@skylight.com               
    Office: 858.523.3794                    

    Kristin Blewitt
    SVP, Corporate Communications
    United Surgical Partners International
    kblewett@uspi.com
    Office: 972-713-3517