Bethesda, Md-based GetWellNetwork, Inc., introduced GetWell Town, an Interactive Patient Care system that delivers kid-friendly patient education, entertainment options and communication tools at the bedside.
This new version of GetWellNetwork helps children’s hospitals engage pediatric patients and their families in the care process and features an animated character named Moti that welcomes and guides patients in using the system, says the company.
GetWellNetwork, Inc. is a provider of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions that actively engage patients in the care process to drive performance improvements in quality, service, operational efficiencies and new revenue opportunities. Currently operating live at more than 10,000 hospital beds around the country, GetWellNetwork provides patients and families with access to comprehensive education, home-like entertainment options, and services through the in-room television.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.
With the aim of improving patient safety monitoring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently developing and testing an improved patient safety surveillance system.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.