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New Online Publication Transformative Health Provides Industry Expert Perspectives on the Intersection of Patient Engagement and Technology

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 9:57am
The Associated Press

GetWellNetwork, Inc.®, the leading provider of interactive patient care (IPC) solutions, announces the launch of Transformative Health, the industry's first online publication for meaningful, high-level dialogue on the intersection of patient engagement and technology. Transformative Health features patient-centric, forward-thinking perspectives of health care industry leaders and provides an active forum for discussion on trends, challenges and opportunities shaping the health care landscape.

"As our health care framework evolves from a volume-based to a value-based system, the need for patient-centered care has never been more important," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. "Nothing we can do will change lives more effectively than engaging patients in their care and exchanging insights that lie at the foundation of a new care delivery model."

Transformative Health explores innovative approaches to pressing issues in the new era of health care from the viewpoints of executives, clinicians and technology experts. As the health care community experiences shifting economic imperatives, growing consumer empowerment and emerging technological advances, the publication offers a comprehensive look at how the convergence of patient engagement and technology addresses priorities to improve health outcomes, increase productivity and drive patient satisfaction.

"There is a wealth of information about health care today," said O'Neil. "Much of it is in siloes for a particular audience. Transformative Health consolidates all of these areas and views them through the lens of the most significant challenge to the long-term sustainability of our health system: patient engagement. The health care leaders participating in the publication's launch signal the importance and need for meaningful dialogue and idea exchange today."

Transformative Health will be published twice weekly to explore the vital issues, strategies and best practices surrounding innovative care delivery. As a truly interactive publication, Transformative Health's website enables visitors to participate in the discussion, contribute ideas and share perspectives with other health care stakeholders.

The inaugural edition of Transformative Health features interviews and articles from Holly Fedak, CNO and VP of Patient Services, Parker Adventist Hospital; Karen Fordham, VP and COO, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital; and CDR Tony Thornton, CIO, Navy Medicine. The publication will also feature Interviews and articles from Rhonda Anderson, CEO, Cardon Children's Medical Center; Bill Spooner, SVP and CIO, Sharp HealthCare; Gerard van Grinsven, CEO, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital; and others.

Transformative Health is online at www.transformativehealth.info

About GetWellNetworkGetWellNetwork, Inc. entertains, educates, and empowers patients throughout the patient journey using the bedside TV and iPad in the hospital, mobile devices, Web or Cable TV at home. This patient-centered approach improves both satisfaction and outcomes for patients and hospitals. Additionally, the company extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly to leading HIT systems including Cerner, McKesson, Epic, Meditech, GE and Siemens.

GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

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