CBORD and GetWellNetwork Form Partnership
Patients benefit as companies combine expertise in patient meal ordering with Interactive Patient Care technology
For Immediate Release
May 16, 2012
Ithaca, New York—The CBORD Group, Inc., the leading provider of food and nutrition management, cashless card, and access control solutions to healthcare facilities, announced today its partnership with GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care. This partnership joins the technology from GetWellNetwork with CBORD®'s widely respected Room Service solution. The combined technology allows patients to safely order meals personalized to their needs using their in-room televisions and iPads.
The Next Big Step for Hospital Room Service
At a time when hospitals are striving to improve their patient satisfaction scores, integrating meal ordering with patients' in-room TV is an easy option that patients welcome. “We are very excited about this new partnership and believe that it will improve the patient experience within hospitals across the country,” said Cindy McCall, CBORD's Vice President of Marketing. “By connecting the GetWellNetwork system with CBORD's popular Room Service solution, patients won't have to wait for overloaded hospital call center operators during high traffic times.” This unique integration offers a faster, easier way for patients to place orders—all while improving operating efficiencies.
Partnership Improves Patient and Family Experience
“At GetWellNetwork, we continually strive to improve the patient and family experience. Patients can learn about their health condition, fill their prescriptions, check emails, access the Internet, and watch the latest in entertainment in one easy place,” said Cheryl Gnehem, Vice President of Professional Services, GetWellNetwork. “With CBORD, patients using the GetWellNetwork will now enjoy another benefit that adds to the comfort and convenience of their stay.” This comprehensive, innovative solution focuses on safety, convenience, and satisfaction, meaning a happier, healthier patient.
The joint solution from CBORD and GetWellNetwork is currently available for sale.
About The CBORD Group, Inc.
The CBORD Group serves healthcare facilities, colleges and universities, corporations, senior living facilities, supermarkets, and a host of other market segments. CBORD's products are used in campus ID card privilege control, access control, integrated security, housing services, food service, catering, nutrition services, online ordering, and other institution-wide activities. Founded in 1975, The CBORD Group serves more than 6,000 clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Australia. To learn more about CBORD, visit www.cbord.com.
The CBORD Group, Inc. operates as a unit of Roper Industries, Inc. Roper Industries is a market-driven, diversified growth company and is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, transportation, medical, education, and SaaS-based information networks. Additional information about Roper Industries is available on the Company's website at www.roperind.com.
GetWellNetwork, Inc. entertains, educates, and empowers patients throughout the patient journey using the bedside TV and iPad®as 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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