Nov 29, 2017
GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the Precision Engagement™ health care company, has added Elsevier educational videos to its library of health education content, currently the largest in the Interactive Patient Care™ industry. The joint announcement was made at the Next Generation Patient Experience (NGPX) Conference (Nov. 28-30 in San Diego, Calif). GetWellNetwork will distribute Elsevier videos to health care providers and their patients through its cross-continuum engagement platform, which educates and empowers patients across all care settings.
Hospitals today supply patient education through printed materials, primarily, even though research shows that visual information is more likely to be understood and remembered. In a recent Elsevier survey, a majority of respondents from health systems indicated they plan to broaden their patient engagement offerings to include video in the next 12 months. Better educated patients drive better doctor-patient communication and reduced readmissions.
“Patients benefit daily from the educational content delivered through GetWellNetwork, becoming more active participants in their health care – both in the care setting and at home,” said Michael O’Neil, Founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. “Enhancing our library with Elsevier’s empowering videos, which are the gold standard in evidence-based content, will further extend the patient experience and improve outcomes.”
Elsevier is an information analytics business specializing in science and health. Elsevier’s Patient Engagement Solutions include a corpus of actionable, multimedia information and tools tailored for patients and their family caregivers. It has a library of more than 1,000 short, engaging and powerful videos. GetWellNetwork will offer these educational videos through The Patient’s Platform™, a comprehensive suite of patient engagement solutions, clinician tools and success strategies.
GetWellNetwork provides patients with relevant information on nearly every service line, diagnosis and procedure. Its collaboration with Elsevier makes it easier for health systems to take advantage of best-in-class patient education and delivery systems that engage patients and support providers. Patient-provided feedback through GetWellNetwork solutions will inform Elsevier on ordering habits, video consumption and patient ratings, enabling both organizations to continually enhance their offerings and create more personalized patient and family experiences.
“Combining our evidence-based video content with GetWellNetwork’s first-class Patient Platform will be a great benefit to healthcare providers and especially their patients,” said Dr. John Danaher, President of Clinical Solutions, Elsevier. “We’re looking forward to working with GetWellNetwork to enhance patient engagement and support providers.”
Deploying Elsevier videos through GetWellNetwork ensures high levels of utilization and a positive patient experience, and makes it possible to deliver greater standardization with clinical content. GetWellNetwork will distribute Elsevier content beginning immediately.