The University of Chicago Medicine’s on-demand patient TV system garnered a prime-time audience of visiting nurses and hospital leaders during a trip to the Center for Care and Discovery.
The Get Well Network (GWN), which provides the interactive software, was so impressed by the Medical Center’s patient-friendly programs that arrangements were made for 50 people attending GWN’s interactive patient care conference to see the system in action. The June 3 field trip was one of two organized for participants of the seventh annual gathering, which was held in Chicago.
The Medical Center launched the new Get Well Network programming in the Center for Care and Discovery in May.
“We want interactive patient care to be the new care delivery model,” said Sue Murphy, RN, MS.
GWN usage has surged 52 percent in one month, engaging and empowering patients and their families, she said. Programming incorporates patient experience feedback and patient education. Comer has engaged young patients via the GWN since 2005.
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