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GetWellNetwork's New Film Series Reveals Personal Health Care Transformation Stories

Jun 20 2013 12:00AM

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BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/13 -- GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, announced today a powerful new film series that recounts the personal journeys of patients, family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals who are defining and shaping the patient engagement movement. Collectively named the Transformative Health Series, these short films created by Nic Askew, filmmaker and creator of Soul Biographies, take a first-of-its-kind look at the real experiences and emotions of those impacted by today's changing health care system.

"These films put real faces and real stories around the growing community of people baring their souls to help push our patient engagement work forward," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. "In his unique way, Nic Askew captures the very core of the healthcare experience from its participants, and their drive to be part of the change in the healthcare community through shared experience and commitment. These raw and personal stories reinforce the impact of those who serve patients and families every day. Simply, it is the ultimate motivation to continue pressing forward in the transformation of our health care system."

O'Neil says the purpose of the films is to help people envision a care process that equips and engages patients to take ownership of their health journey, encourages loved ones to help, and empowers caregivers to pursue and maintain their passion for care delivery.

The Transformative Health Series of seven films presents the insights of:

•Michael, a cancer survivor on a mission to revolutionize health care •Susan, a chief nursing officer who sees how the passion of her staff sparks change •Abner, a young cancer survivor •Manya, a nurse who served as a caregiver to her grandmother •Heather, a caregiver for her husband •Mary Dee, a chief nursing officer finding new ways to partner with patients •Nathaniel, a courageous veteran

GetWellNetwork provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care to improve performance and patient outcomes.

For more on the changing face of health care, visit Transformative Health, an online publication featuring forward-thinking perspectives of industry leaders on patient engagement and care delivery innovation.

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc.® provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with electronic medical record and patient portal applications.

GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. Learn more at www.GetWellNetwork.com.



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