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Interactive Patient Television Drives Patient Satisfaction, LodgeNet Healthcare Study Shows
Date:2/25/2008

Entertainment and Access to Information Create Improved Healing Environment LodgeNet Healthcare to Demonstrate its Interactive Patient Television

System at HIMSS 08

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LodgeNet Healthcare, a unit of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LNET) today announced the results of a new study showing that hospitals with interactive patient television systems enjoyed greater patient satisfaction ratings and other benefits than hospitals without such systems. The study confirms the advantages provided by products like LodgeNet Healthcare's LodgeNetRX(TM) Interactive Patient Television System, which will be showcased at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 08 (HIMSS), in Orlando from February 24-28, at booth #3937.

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The LodgeNet Healthcare study compared the experience among patients who stayed in hospitals with in-room interactive television systems against those who stayed in facilities that lacked this new technology. Overall, it found that patients who stayed in facilities with interactive patient systems were significantly more satisfied with their experience.

"The study supports what we've long recognized: Patients have begun to expect this kind of amenity, and when they have easy access to rich interactive media, entertainment content and medical information, they feel more empowered and satisfied with their experience," said Gary Kolbeck, Vice President of Business Development for LodgeNet Healthcare. "We expect demand for these technologies to continue growing as more
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