SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skylight® Healthcare Systems, developer of the industry’s most comprehensive patient engagement platform, is one of five companies selected by AVIA and UHC to participate in the 2nd Annual UHC Startup Challenge taking place Friday, Oct. 24 at UHC’s 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
"These five companies have the potential to make unprecedented improvements to how healthcare is delivered in America," said Linda Finkel president of AVIA in a press release issued Oct. 9. "We're very excited to see each of them in action at Revolution," she continued.
Skylight Healthcare will be presenting the company’s advanced and comprehensive interactive patient engagement platform, Skylight Interactive. The platform engages both patients and providers throughout the continuum of care to reduce the fractures that exist in the health care system and effectively improve patient engagement, provider satisfaction, the quality of care, and the health of communities.
Using any communication modality, Skylight’s platform notifies both patients and providers of the information necessary to foster patient engagement and improve communication between patients and their health care providers. It also communicates essential patient health information across providers to ensure the entire care team is informed of patient results and activities.
“We call our solution a platform and not a system for a reason,” said Rick Holbrook, chief technology officer of Skylight Healthcare Systems. “Our platform truly supports patient engagement and the patient-provider relationship across the entire continuum of care. We are addressing personal needs and preferences while reducing the fractures in the health care system that cause providers to lose money and deliver suboptimal care.”
The platform uses a combination of leading edge software, hardware and interactive user design to engage patients at various stages in their health care continuum. The platform can send messages to patients via television, computer, tablet, smartphone, landline phone, text message, email and interactive voice messages. Patients can set their communication preferences to ensure that they receive essential health care information and instructions via their preferred communication device and messaging method.
Providers are then able to receive automated notifications on patient health information. For example, test results of a recently hospitalized patient can be sent to the patient’s primary care physician and the hospital’s case manager. This ensures that patients are treated appropriately, costly mistakes are avoided and readmissions are reduced.
Skylight’s platform improves engagement and coordination in health care by acting as a hub to gather health information and then disseminate that information to patients and clinicians at the appropriate time, location, and communication mode. The platform saves health care providers time by delivering essential information and eliminating the use of multiple, redundant technologies to compile and gather individual patient data. It delivers patients essential education and information necessary to be actively involved in the management of their health. By addressing the needs of patients and providers, the platform improves the patient-provider relationship.
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.