Out & About: GetWellNetwork

ROANOKE, Va. - Every day, someone receives information from a doctor that is of the utmost important to their health. Whether it's routine information or a life-altering diagnosis, it can be difficult to remember the information once that conversation is over.

Doctor-patient conversations can be difficult and emotional, which can result in confusion when it comes to instructions about such things as medicine or follow up care.

That's where the GetWellNetwork comes into play.

According to the GWN company website, more than 200 health care organizations utilize the interactive patient care network that allows patients to play an active role in their care.

The network caught the attention of local healthcare provider, Carilion Clinic, which recently marked their one year anniversary of using the interactive patient care model.

Carilion Clinic reports in its first year using GWN

  • it reached 36,365 patients with its hand hygiene video
  • 7,372 patients used interactive surveys to communicate their pain level and treatment plans
  • staff ordered more than 53,697 health education videos for patients

As we head Out and About, we talk with a patient who uses GWN and the Carilion staff who plan to move the patient care model well into the future.


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