TeleHealth Services to Showcase Patient Education, Engagement and Communication Solutions at Magnet Conference, October 10 - 12 in Los Angeles Interactive systems improve patient engagement and health education retention, reduce readmissions, and help hospitals achieve meaningful use requirements

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the upcoming ANCC National Magnet Conference® (Oct.10 -12 in Los Angeles, CA), TeleHealth Services will highlight its interactive patient engagement solutions, designed to support clinical patient education efforts, measure patient comprehension and retention, and improve patients' understanding of their role in their own health and recovery. TeleHealth's interactive systems, which are compatible with existing and evolving hospital technology platforms, also play a vital role in helping hospitals achieve higher levels of patient satisfaction and positively affect reimbursement rates.

The Magnet Conference attracts more than 7,000 nurses and nursing executives from top hospitals. In addition to educational sessions devoted to best practices, new technologies and case studies, this official annual conference of the prestigious Magnet Recognition Program®, serves as both a celebration of accomplishment for newly designated Magnet® organizations and a showcase of best nursing practices for the Magnet community.

TeleHealth Services will demonstrate how its range of interactive technology solutions supports patient and family education outreach, addresses health literacy challenges, provides communication gateways for improved service recovery and patient satisfaction, and enables personalized education and discharge planning. These interactive solutions can also be leveraged to effectively deploy evidence-based research to further support hospital efforts to achieve Magnet Recognition Program requirements.

TeleHealth's latest interactive product, iTigr, being demonstrated at TeleHealth's booth, # 327, offers the latest advancements in interactive patient engagement solutions. iTigr features easy to use pillow speaker navigation, on demand access to education and information, and allows hospitals and clinicians to "push" patient specific information directly to the bedside.  iTigr allows for expanded care-management opportunities through patient-specific education planning, delivery, comprehension assessment, and documentation. With the TIGR family of products, hospitals can tailor each patient's education and entertainment experience, scaling health literacy gaps and improving satisfaction and adherence to clinical requirements.

"This is a tremendous gathering of nursing professionals interested in improving their institution's nursing program, further developing their own skills, and learning about Magnet programs and recognition," said Kathy Levine, RN and director of customer development for TeleHealth Services. "Attendees will return to their hospitals energized, excited, armed with new information, and ready to improve their hospitals' education and clinical programs. We're pleased to be demonstrating our patient education solutions for this talented and experienced nursing population, and know they will benefit from the learning they take home, both now and in the future, especially as new healthcare reform requirements become reality."

TeleHealth Services recently distributed the first in a series of articles on patient education, engagement, and meaningful use requirements. For a free copy of this brief, visit http://www.telehealth.com/.

About TeleHealth Services:
With more than 2,500 healthcare clients across the country, TeleHealth Services is the nation's leading provider of integrated technology and communications solutions for the healthcare market. Combining 50+ years of healthcare expertise and partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, TeleHealth Services is uniquely positioned to offer a full suite of hospital technology solutions that includes:

Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., TeleHealth Services is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation. Telerent, founded in 1957, operates as a subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc.  For more information on TeleHealth, call 877-432-9076, or visit at http://www.telehealth.com/.

Contact:
Matt Barker
VP of Marketing
TeleHealth Services
919-772-8604
matt.barker@telehealth.com

SOURCE TeleHealth Services



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