LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To better deliver patient specific education, Susquehanna Health, working with SONIFI Health, recently automated the delivery and reporting of patient education using SONIFI Health interactive patient system and the hospital's Electronic Medical Record (EMR) at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
Leveraging the patient's in-room television, SONIFI Health delivers video education content based on orders placed within the hospital's EMR. The delivery of order based education reduces the time for clinical team members to assess patient education needs and manually assign the content.
"Patient centric is placing the patient and their needs central in all activity and effort," said Pamela Lundy, Director of Resource Management and Special Projects for Nursing, Susquehanna Health. "By integrating the assignment of patient education within the patient's electronic medical record, care givers eliminate inefficient and duplicative processes focusing the caregiver and patient on developing a plan to meet their health education needs."
The process of integrating SONIFI Health and the EMR was a collaborative effort between technical and clinical resources at Williamsport Regional Medical Center and SONIFI Health. To best measure the impact on nursing and patient access, the project was implemented first at a pilot unit and has been expanded to additional units as each site proves to be successful.
Williamsport Regional Medical Center leverages the SONIFI Health solution to support the patient experience through additional collaborative efforts that include patient education on the patient stay, caregiver engagement and multiple distraction therapy options.
"The processes involved to accommodate Williamsport Regional Medical Center's request were fairly straight forward," noted Craig Gau, Regional Manager of Client Services for SONIFI Health. "The nursing team and information technology group at Williamsport spearheaded this request, and the integration process we had created flowed flawlessly into production in a short time frame."
About Susquehanna Health
Susquehanna Health is a four-hospital integrated health system including Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center located in northcentral Pennsylvania. Serving patients from an 11-county region, Susquehanna Health is a healthcare leader and has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care. Susquehanna Health offers a wide array of services that include cancer care, heart and vascular care/heart surgery, neurosciences including neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal services, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, home care, long term care, assisted living and paramedic/ambulance services.
About SONIFI Health
SONIFI Health provides interactive patient technology that inspires active patient participation along the care continuum for positive behavior change and improved outcomes. The system is delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions at the bedside and in the home to improve patient and family experience while increasing hospital operational efficiencies. The system allows the patient to view assigned educational content, complete questionnaires, order meals, view care team information, access their schedule, enjoy in room entertainment and relaxation therapy, adjust temperature controls, and interact with their care team.
SOURCE SONIFI Health