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

oviders and Systems (HCAHPS) scores, safety outcomes, core measures and operational performance. Some examples follow:

  • Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Del. - realized a 69 percent increase in HCAHPS Top Box Scores on communication about patients' medicines on their demonstration unit;

  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Oakland, Mich. - demonstrated a 30 percent increase in patient completion of stroke education comprehension surveys, to address key education requirements for Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center designation status;

  • Valley Medical Center, Renton, Wash. - saw a 20 percent increase in local market share capture for breast cancer services by using GetWellNetwork's PatientLife System to cross-market to patients;

  • King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky. - in five months, noted 447 instances of patients/families initiating access to the hospital's rapid response team, in compliance with National Patient Safety Goal #16.

GetWellNetwork technology leverages Interactive Patient Care to actively engage patients and families by placing them at the center of their care experience. With this technology, in-room devices deliver personalized information, education and communications tools directly to patients, to engage them in essential aspects of their care. Patients can learn more about their condition, better understand their medications, participate in following their care plan and more easily collaborate with their caregivers.

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