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Interactive Patient Care Technology Showcased at HIMSS 2009 is Proving to Advance Hospital Performance
Date:4/6/2009

CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS Annual Conference, Booth #3413 -- GetWellNetwork, the leading provider of Interactive Patient Care technology, shared key hospital outcomes data to demonstrate that patient engagement is a core strategy for performance improvement.

With health reform high on the nation's agenda, there is an increasing focus on the role and importance of patient engagement in health care delivery. The National Quality Forum identified patient and family engagement as the #1 national health priority in 2008.

Interactive Patient Care technology has emerged as one of the most effective ways to proactively engage patients into their care process. This technology is being used today by leading hospitals and health systems to empower patients to take a more active role in their care while in the hospital. The result has been measured advances in both patient outcomes and hospital performance.

"GetWellNetwork supports patient care in some very new and innovative ways, providing resources to educate patients about medications, helping to ensure patient safety and supporting our staff as they work to provide an optimal service experience," says Holly Fedak, RN, MBA, FACHE, CNAA, chief nursing officer at Parker Adventist Hospital, Parker, Colo. "This is innovation at its finest, helping caregivers to care at the deepest level for their patients."

GetWellNetwork showcased outcomes data from several of its hospital partners, reflecting significant advances in quality, safety and service performance. Much of this data came from case studies presented at GetConnected2009, GetWellNetwork's annual user's conference which occurred early last week. Leaders from major academic medical centers, large health systems and community hospitals came together from across the country to share data and present best practices that lead to improvements in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Pr
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