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GetWellNetwork Introduces Discharge Planning Tools in Latest Version of PatientLife System
Date:7/15/2009

BETHESDA, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leading provider of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions, today announced the release of the PatientLife System(R) 3.5 (PLS 3.5). This latest version of GetWellNetwork's interactive bedside system includes tools focused on accelerating the discharge planning process and reducing average length of stay (ALOS) in hospitals.

"We are excited about the new functionality of PLS 3.5," said Eleanore Wilson, vice president of nursing at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, Ind. "The latest release of the PatientLife System will enhance our ability to better help patients prepare for discharge. Timely discharge has a direct financial impact on every hospital including our own; the 'Countdown to Discharge' Pathway will enhance our ability to establish and replicate best practices in this key area."

Active engagement of patients in discharge preparation leads to a more efficient process and heightened satisfaction with their hospital experience. New capabilities offered in PLS 3.5 include:

  • "Countdown to Discharge" Pathway -- Designed to engage patients in the discharge planning process throughout their hospital stay, from admission to discharge, the "Countdown to Discharge" Pathway delivers timely information about this important process through the in-room television monitor. A series of automated, interactive messages guide patients through a discharge checklist and readiness assessment, which includes discharge medications, transportation, education completion and the setting of follow-up appointments.

  • Discharge Readiness Dashboard -- The system's new discharge dashboard tool provides nurses and discharge planners with a real-time view of patient and unit progress within a Web-based Management Console. This dashboard view enables staf
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