GetWellNetwork’s eighth annual user conference to highlight impact of patient engagement across the care continuum
Bethesda, Md., Nov. 19, 2014 – GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, today announced that GetConnected 2015, The Interactive Patient Care Conference, will be held April 27-29, 2015, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
GetConnected 2015, GetWellNetwork’s eighth annual user conference, will bring together health care executives and clinicians from the IPC community to share successful strategies for using patient-centered technology to improve outcomes and performance. GetWellNetwork clients from nationally recognized health systems and hospitals will lead speaker, panel and e-poster presentations, community discussions and more.
On Monday, April 27, social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and syndicated columnist, Craig Kielburger, will deliver the conference’s opening address highlighting the power of individuals to create change. Kielburger co-founded Free The Children in 1995 when he was 12 years old. Today, it has become the world’s leading youth-driven charity with more than 1.7 million young people involved in its programs. Craig is also the co-founder of Me to We, an innovative social enterprise that advances a new vision of philanthropy by providing socially conscious products and experiences that support the work of Free The Children.
GetWellNetwork founder and CEO Michael O’Neil will deliver the GetWellNetwork keynote on Tuesday, April 28, with a perspective on how technology is shaping cross-continuum care delivery. “GetConnected has become a center of gravity for providers incorporating IPC as a transformative care model across their communities,” he said. “Every day we are inspired by the work of our clients, from small hospitals and ambulatory clinics to academic medical centers, VA medical centers and large health systems across the U.S. and beyond. GetConnected celebrates their collective progress and points us to what’s next.”
To close The Interactive Patient Care Conference on Wednesday, April 29, Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., MPH, MACP, will speak to the use of technology to improve care quality and the patient experience. Dr. Chu is executive vice president for the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc. In October 2014, he was named group president for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California and Georgia regions. He is the immediate past chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees.
“With dynamic leaders like Craig Kielburger and Dr. Chu joining us for GetConnected 2015,” O’Neil said, “we cannot wait to welcome the growing IPC community to Washington, D.C. to think big and drive change.”
To register for GetConnected 2015, please visit www.getwellnetwork.com/conference.