SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skylight Healthcare Systems announced today that it has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. Skylight Healthcare Systems was recognized as a finalist in the category of Population Health Management.
Skylight Healthcare Systems was selected as a finalist for its innovative, industry-leading product, Skylight CareNavigator™ Passport.
Finalists were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs and other executives from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Mayo Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A complete list of judges can be found at www.fierceinnovationawards.com/healthcare/2013/judges.
“These finalists are a cross-section of game-changing solutions providers who are helping providers to transform healthcare delivery and improve care,” said Wendy Johnson, FierceMarkets’ healthcare group publisher. “This is truly an exciting time in healthcare. Disruptive changes are happening that will lead to lasting improvements and millions of saved—and improved—lives.”
All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: impact on quality of care and patient outcomes; impact on care efficiency; impact on healthcare information exchange; technology Innovation; financial Impact; market validation; compatibility with existing health IT systems; end-user experience and overall level of innovation. Finalists were selected based on the judges’ scores in each area.
“Our mission at Skylight is to deliver hospitals and health systems the tools and power to give better care across the continuum,” said Tom Klopack, CEO for Skylight Healthcare Systems. “CareNavigator Passport extends the hospital care experience to include interaction before and after the hospital stay. Recognition as a finalist in the Fierce Innovation Awards demonstrates the ability of our solution to engage patients to become active participants in their care, and for that we are proud and honored.”
CareNavigator Passport™, a highly intuitive patient engagement tool, connects patients and hospital staff across transitions of care. Building on the engagement and relationship created during the hospital stay, CareNavigator Passport continues to support patients with timely messages, health education, important reminders, outcome assessments, surveys and more. A secure, HIPAA-compliant solution, CareNavigator Passport can be accessed via a home computer, tablet, or mobile device, giving patients anywhere, anytime access to the information and education to better manage their health and recovery. Additionally, CareNavigator Passport can proactively reach out to patients with reminders and notifications about appointments, condition-specific education, and patient-specific medication. Just like in the hospital, CareNavigator Passport provides patients with a personalized user experience that includes essential patient-specific information. CareNavigator Passport is technology that helps patients stay on track with their health.
To learn more about Skylight Healthcare Systems visit, www.skylight.com.
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About Skylight® Healthcare Systems
For more than a decade, San Diego-based Skylight® Healthcare Systems has been transforming the patient experience throughout the continuum of care. From pre-admission through post-discharge, Skylight CareNavigator™, the company’s innovative interactive patient care system, uses common communication devices including televisions, computers, and mobile devices to address patient and family needs in health education, services and communication with physicians and care teams. Hospitals subsequently experience improved HCAHPS, reduced readmissions, greater clinical efficiencies and increased reimbursements. Together with Skylight’s account management and clinical consulting teams, hospitals, health systems and Accountable Care Organizations deploy CareNavigator™ to manage populations, increase patient satisfaction and achieve meaningful use. CareNavigator also integrates with existing hospital systems to streamline clinical workflow, improve operational efficiencies, and enhance revenue through additional service offerings including pharmacy and retail. For more information about Skylight’s tools and impact on the patient experience, visit www.skylight.com.