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GetWellNetwork Introduces Discharge Planning Tool

July 16, 2009
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Bethesda, Md.-based GetWellNetwork, Inc. has released PatientLife System 3.5 (PLS 3.5), the latest version of GetWellNetwork’s interactive bedside system, which includes tools focused on accelerating the discharge planning process and reducing average length of stay in hospitals.

New capabilities offered in PLS 3.5 include:

  • The “Countdown to Discharge” Pathway, which delivers timely information about discharge through the in-room television monitor. A series of automated, interactive messages guides patients through a discharge checklist and readiness assessment, which includes medications, transportation, education completion and setting of follow-up appointments.
  • Discharge Readiness Dashboard, which provides nurses and discharge planners with a real-time view of patient and unit progress within a Web-based Management Console.
  • Enhanced Usability and Reporting, which offers improved usability, utilization and reporting capabilities, Pathways in PLS 3.5 now deliver on-screen prompts that are more visually engaging and less intrusive.

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