Skylight® Healthcare Systems Wins eHealthcare Leadership Award

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Skylight® Healthcare Systems Wins eHealthcare Leadership Award

Skylight Healthcare SystemsTara PlappertOffice: 858.523.3794

Skylight® Healthcare Systems, the pioneer in , was named the Gold Winner in Business/Process Improvement Applications and Products for the category of Best Patient Access and Convenience in the 2012 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. This leading awards program recognizes the best websites and digital communications of healthcare organizations, online health companies, pharmaceutical/medical equipment firms, suppliers, and business improvement initiatives.

The Best Patient Access and Convenience Award recognizes organizations that provide ease of access and convenience related to medical appointments requests or schedules, condition-specific patient information and education, pre-registration for procedures, and patient-physician communications.

Selected from nearly 1,100 entries, Skylight was honored along with other leading healthcare organizations at a special presentation in Las Vegas during the Sixteenth Annual Healthcare Internet Conference. A total of 115 individuals familiar with healthcare and the Internet judged the entries.

Skylight’s innovative flagship product, helps engage patients throughout the continuum of care. Utilizing the HIPAA-compliant solution, patients are able to fill out needed forms, learn more about the hospital, and better understand their treatment plan in order to help ensure a timely and smooth admittance. Once in the hospital, patients benefit from having the in-room television transformed into a care station providing condition-specific health education, an array of patient-centric services, and world-class entertainment features. CareNavigator In-Patient also streamlines nurse workflow by delivering seamless interoperability with existing healthcare information systems including order entry, electronic medical record applications, nurse call, communications and messaging, service requests, plus bed-side shopping and dining applications. Once discharged, patients and their families are able to use the CareNavigator system again at home to access vital information to ensure a healthy recovery and decrease chances of readmission.

“Our CareNavigator system was the first in the market to engage patients pre-admission, transform the inpatient experience, and support patients and families through the transitions of care,” commented Tom Klopack, president and CEO of Skylight Healthcare Systems. “By engaging and involving the patient throughout his or her care continuum, we have been able to help hospitals demonstrate and document improved satisfaction and communication among both patients and nurses. This award further demonstrates the work, passion, and impact of Skylight on transforming the patient experience.”

Founded in 1999, and headquartered in San Diego, Skylight® Healthcare Systems is the industry pioneer in the Interactive Patient System market. With patient communication, education, and connection as the cornerstone of a safe, comfortable and clinically optimal hospital experience, the Skylight Interactive Patient System encourages patients and family to actively participate in their health care, improves communication between staff and patient/family members, and can provide a smoother and faster recovery and discharge plan. From pre-admission through post-discharge, Skylight addresses patients’ needs in education and health literacy, access to services, and critical information flow between themselves and their caregivers. Patients benefit from more control, faster healing, and a better grasp of health issues and hospitals see improved HCAHPS scores, reduced readmissions, and increased reimbursements. Hospitals implement Skylight to support their ongoing endeavors in improving HCAHPS scores, patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes, enhancing operational & service excellence, meeting evolving clinical demands, and delivering on commitments to making a positive difference in the lives of the people they serve. For more information about Skylight’s tools and impact on the patient experience, visit .