The product, GetWell Network says, is designed for interactive patient care technology at the bedside. The PatientLife System turns the television in the patient room into an interactive resource, the company touts. By using a wireless keyboard, touch screen or other handheld devices, patients interact with the system to access education, communication and entertainment tools.
The system is scheduled to launch on December 4, 2007 with the opening of a new 72-bed patient tower. In 2008, the 341-bed facility will serve nearly 200,000 patients in Seminole County, Fla.
The Centers for Medicare & and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced two new models from the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) that will aim to increase patient engagement in care decisions by putting more information in the hands of Medicare beneficiaries.
Fitness wearables company Fitbit, based in San Francisco, and Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic, a medical device company, have teamed up to integrate health and activity tracking for patients living with diabetes and their physicians and care teams.
Patients at the recently-opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in more command with their own experience by assessing their own medical information, controlling room features and more.