updated 10/1/2010 8:46:20 AM ET 2010-10-01T12:46:20

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Skylight Healthcare Systems, the leading provider of interactive patient care systems, announced that its President and CEO, David Schofield, will deliver an informational presentation entitled "Improving the Patient Experience and Recovery Process through the Care Continuum" at the 2010 Planetree Annual Conference, October 5th through 8th at the Denver Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The presentation will discuss how hospitals are using interactive patient care systems to improve patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores, meet Joint Commission accreditation requirements and evolving clinical demands, and help them better prepare for the challenges of a reformed healthcare market.

The urgency in meeting patient satisfaction and safety goals requires hospitals to look at essential technologies to meet those crucial mandates. Additionally, hospitals that provide a compelling, patient-focused experience from pre-admission through post-discharge will take the lead in improving market competitiveness and raising standards of care. Schofield will explore how leading hospitals that have integrated Skylight systems have achieved measurable success in areas including:

  • Patient satisfaction & HCAHPS scores
  • Improved patient education and comprehensive tracking via EMR integration
  • Patient safety and fall prevention
  • Service excellence and real-time benchmarking
  • Bed throughput
  • Noise reduction
  • Discharge planning

About Skylight Healthcare Systems

Founded in 1999, and headquartered in San Diego, CA, Skylight® Healthcare Systems is the industry pioneer in interactive patient care technology. With patient communication and connection as the cornerstone of a safe, comfortable and clinically optimal hospital experience, the Skylight ACCESS® Interactive Patient Care 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. With their new products—iCarePassport™ and iCareRounds™—Skylight is delivering on its strategic vision of providing hospitals with a robust product set which will allow them to greatly enhance connection and communication along the entire patient care continuum from pre-admission through post-discharge. 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.

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