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TeleHealth Services and Sentara Healthcare Partner to Reduce Readmissions Through Interactive Patient Care
Date:6/28/2011

NORFOLK, Va. and RALEIGH, N.C., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services, the nation's leading provider of healthcare-grade televisions and interactive patient education solutions, today announced a master agreement with Sentara Healthcare as part of the health system's strategy to advance the patient experience and quality of healthcare in its facilities. Striving to enhance its patient-centered model, the Virginia-based not-for-profit health system determined the need for securing a partner who could provide improve patient comfort and care while adding efficiency to clinical workflows.

Sentara, one of the nation's leading healthcare organizations, creates innovative systems of care that help people achieve and maintain their best possible state of health. As a part of this mission and enhancing its overall patient experience, Sentara embarked on a detailed search process for a new patient education and entertainment system provider. After comparing providers, Sentara chose TeleHealth Services because they offered the only platform that had a three-tiered integrated solution for future scalability, system-wide enterprise architecture and a robust entertainment offering. TeleHealth Services' reputation of providing leading support and flexible financing options also played a big role in the decision.

"In healthcare's pay-for-performance model, TIGR® is a tool that can reduce hospital readmissions and associated costs by providing an education care plan and ensuring patients have individualized and appropriate discharge information for transition back into their daily lives," said Audrey Douglas-Cooke, Director of Patient Care Services for Sentara Health. "TIGR allows for an immense impact on the recovery process by combining care coordination with the use of an affordable, easy to use technology that fits the recovery of patients and the workflow of their care team. We also see TeleHealth as the industry leader when it comes to custom
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