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GetWellNetwork Expands Foreign Language Support for the PatientLife System
Date:10/10/2007

Enables Hospitals to Meet Bed-Side Demands of Non-English Speaking Patients

and Families

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- GetWellNetwork, Inc., a leading provider of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions, today announced the availability of Spanish and Arabic language packs compatible with the company's PatientLife System(R). With this release, GetWellNetwork sets a new industry standard for delivering excellence in multilingual IPC solutions.

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The GetWellNetwork(R) system empowers patients and families by placing them at the center of their own care experience. The PatientLife System turns the television in the patient room into an interactive resource during a hospital stay. By using a wireless keyboard, touch screen or other handheld devices, patients interact with the system to access valuable education, communication and entertainment tools.

With one or more language packs activated, the PatientLife System now permits a culturally tailored online experience for non-English speaking patients. The platform uses the Unicode Standard, which allows the system to display in virtually any language. This architecture also enables GetWellNetwork to expand the number of language packs offered with relative ease and fast time to market.

"The demand for true foreign language support has been tremendous. GetWellNetwork is very pleased to provide this critical functionality to our client hospitals and in turn to their patients," said Michael O'Neil, Jr., founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork, Inc. "When creating a patient-centered care environment, there are few things more important than communicating with a patient in their preferred language. Our investment in developing foreign language support is directly linked to our commitment to help hospitals deliver a pe
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