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Three US children's hospitals agree to partner with GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork : 15 October, 2008  (Company News)
Three of the USA's top children's hospitals recently signed agreements to partner with GetWellNetwork to implement IPC through the PatientLife System.
The hospitals include:

- Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware.
- Disney Children's Hospital at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida.
- Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida.

The recent partnerships represent the addition of more than 500 paediatric beds to the GetWellNetwork children's hospital community. Continuing on this growth trajectory, GetWellNetwork plans to engage more than half a million paediatric patients and families in the care process by the end of 2009.

'Disney Children's Hospital at Florida Hospital, the first children's hospital to bear the Disney name, will serve as a model for patient experience and state-of-the-art pediatric care,' said Marla Silliman, senior executive for Disney Children's Hospital at Florida Hospital. 'GetWellNetwork's innovative IPC technology combined with its commitment to empowering children and their families will help us reach that level of unparalleled care. We look forward to having this system available to every one of our patients.'

Earlier this year, GetWellNetwork announced a partnership with KidsHealth to co-develop a comprehensive suite of paediatric patient education content specifically designed for parents, children and teens. The KidsHealth patient education videos will be exclusively accessible through GetWellNetwork's PatientLife System. The first suite of paediatric patient content, focusing on paediatric asthma, will be available in full in December 2008.

Continuing on GetWellNetwork's dedication to delivering a personalised care experience to paediatric patients and their families, the new PatientLife System 3.0 features parental controls, designed to allow parents of young patients to determine access to the content their children are viewing on the GetWellNetwork system when they are not in the room. With a password, parents can log in from the GetWellNetwork Welcome Screen to an area where they can add or remove content items such as movies, games, Internet access and patient education prescriptions. The feature enables parents to effectively monitor content and customise the system to their children's specific needs.

'The key factor that drew Miami Children's Hospital to GetWellNetwork was its unique and innovative approach to paediatric patient care,' said Narendra Kini, MD, president and chief executive officer of Miami Children's Hospital. 'No other IPC vendor understands the needs of children and their families as well as GetWellNetwork does. We are delighted to be part of the GetWellNetwork community.'
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