GetWellNetwork Interactive Patient Care Goes Live in Dayton Children’s Hospital

Forty-five day implementation of IPC includes key integration with Epic electronic medical records (EMR) system for education ordering and documentation

Bethesda, Md., Dec. 1, 2016 – GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, announced today that Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, has initiated a two-phase implementation of IPC throughout the hospital. Phase one was completed in just 45 days and includes the GetWellNetwork Inpatient solution with IPC Pathways deployed in 93 beds via Smart TV with bi-directional education integration.

In this phase, care teams at Dayton Children’s can assign and document educational videos to patients and their families through the hospital’s Epic® EMR system to help them learn more about their condition(s), initiate better-informed conversations with their physician, remain safe and at rest during their stay, and prepare for discharge. Phase two will take place in conjunction with the opening of a new hospital tower scheduled for June 2017, and will include additional health IT integrations such as Medication Teaching, CBORD® nutrition and meal ordering services, and more.

Dayton Children’s is a not-for-profit, 155-bed, freestanding children’s hospital and the region’s only medical facility devoted to the specific needs of children. With a multi-million dollar campus renewal and community expansion underway to transform care, it’s the perfect time to introduce new technology that supports the patient experience. GetWellNetwork becomes another layer of assurance that families can rely on to know that they are receiving quality care. Other assurances include the hospital’s Magnet® designation, which signifies the highest level nursing care, as well as the Women’s Choice Award, which represents the trust mothers have in the hospital.

“Dayton Children’s is thrilled to have GetWellNetwork to help engage our patients and their parents in their education and provide entertainment in an accessible and familiar manner,” said Jayne Gmeiner, MS, RN, vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer. “The integration with Epic for documentation of educational videos is key to promoting education within the hospital. GetWellNetwork is an extension of our commitment to going above and beyond to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible.”

“GetWellNetwork is proud to support Dayton Children’s values for patient safety, innovation, and compassion to help patients, families, and caregivers become active participants in the care experience,” said Scott Filion, president of GetWellNetwork. “Leading providers like Dayton Children’s recognize the clinical and operational benefits of having a proven patient engagement strategy to increase health and performance outcomes and drive patient loyalty.”