SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skylight® Healthcare Systems, a pioneer in interactive patient care systems, was named the Gold Winner in Business/Process Improvement Applications and Products for the category of Best Patient Access and Convenience in the 2013 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.
Skylight was selected from nearly 1,100 entries and judged by 121 individuals familiar with healthcare and the Internet.
Skylight’s innovative flagship product, CareNavigator™, 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. 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 entertainment options. CareNavigator 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 bedside shopping and dining applications. Once discharged, patients and their families are able to use CareNavigator Passport™ at home to access vital information to ensure a healthy recovery and decrease chances of readmission.
“Each day we come to work knowing that we are doing something to help patients have a better experience and help providers transform healthcare,” said Tom Klopack, CEO for Skylight Healthcare Systems. “Being acknowledged for our efforts and recognized as a leader in healthcare is further evidence that our efforts are successful. We are honored and thank eHealthcare Strategy & Trends for this award.”
Winners of platinum, gold, silver, and distinction awards represented 17 industry classifications, from hospitals and health systems to pharmaceutical firms and online health companies. Awards were given in 14 different categories: Best Mobile Communications, Best Patient Access and Convenience, Best Site Design, Best Health/Healthcare Content, Best Interactive, Best Care/Disease Management, Best Employee Recruitment, Best Doctor Directory, Best Social Networking, Best Rich Media, Best Marketing Campaign, Best Overall Internet Site, Best Intranet, and eHealth Organizational Commitment.
The eHealthcare Leadership Awards program was developed and first presented 14 years ago by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a leading industry resource published by Health Care Communications, Rye, NY. The Seventeenth Annual Healthcare Internet Conference was sponsored by Greystone.Net, an Atlanta-based strategy firm.
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.