Four Keynote Speakers, More Than 40 Presentations Designed to Help Hospitals and Health Systems Improve Patient Care and Outcomes
Bethesda, Md., October 1, 2015 – GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, today announced the speakers and agenda for its West Coast Client Conference October 12-14, 2015 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Calif. Now in its ninth year, the conference was previously announced by Skylight® Healthcare Systems, Inc., which GetWellNetwork acquired on September 1, 2015.
The conference will focus on how hospitals and health systems are improving the care experience and the health of their populations while reducing the overall cost of care. More than 20 clients, including Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, McLane Children’s Scott & White Hospital, Keck Medical Center of USC, University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, and St. Vincent Healthcare, will demonstrate how they are using patient engagement to transform care and improve outcomes.
“This is a critical time in history for the IPC client community and the health care industry as a whole,” said Michael O’Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork, who will deliver the conference’s keynote address on Tuesday, October 13. “We must enhance our focus on treating the whole patient and helping patients and their families become fully engaged in the care process. Our conference in San Diego will bring together the best minds and the best practices to advance patient engagement across the care continuum. We are excited to welcome Skylight users to our GetWellNetwork community.”
Peter Edelstein, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, chief medical officer of Elsevier Clinical Solutions, will deliver a keynote speech on “Patient Engagement: The Complexity Behind the Buzzword.” Brooke Billingsley, chief executive officer of Perception Strategies, and Karen Drenkard, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, SVP, chief clinical and nursing officer of GetWellNetwork will also address the conference.
General session topics include “IPC Moving Forward: Solutions, Integration and More,” “IPC Technology Crosswalk Along the Care Continuum” and “Advances in Population Health: Reducing Readmissions by Identifying At-risk Patients.” Breakout sessions will target professional development and best practices for hospital and health system clinicians, IT personnel and executive leadership.