GetWellNetwork expands patient education library with top-rated Elsevier videos


Philadelphia, PA, and Bethesda, MD, November 29, 2017

GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the Precision Engagement™ health care company, has added Elsevier educational videos to its library of health education content, currently the largest in the Interactive Patient Care™ industry. The joint announcement was made at the Next Generation Patient Experience (NGPX) Conference (Nov. 28-30 in San Diego, Calif). GetWellNetwork will distribute Elsevier videos to health care providers and their patients through its cross-continuum engagement platform, which educates and empowers patients across all care settings.

Hospitals today supply patient education through printed materials, primarily, even though research shows that visual information is more likely to be understood and remembered. In a recent Elsevier survey, a majority of respondents from health systems indicated they plan to broaden their patient engagement offerings to include video in the next 12 months. Better educated patients drive better doctor-patient communication and reduced readmissions.

"Patients benefit daily from the educational content delivered through GetWellNetwork, becoming more active participants in their health care – both in the care setting and at home," said Michael O'Neil, Founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. "Enhancing our library with Elsevier's empowering videos, which are the gold standard in evidence-based content, will further extend the patient experience and improve outcomes."

Elsevier is an information analytics business specializing in science and health. Elsevier's Patient Engagement Solutions include a corpus of actionable, multimedia information and tools tailored for patients and their family caregivers. It has a library of more than 1,000 short, engaging and powerful videos. GetWellNetwork will offer these educational videos through The Patient's Platform™, a comprehensive suite of patient engagement solutions, clinician tools and success strategies.

GetWellNetwork provides patients with relevant information on nearly every service line, diagnosis and procedure. Its collaboration with Elsevier makes it easier for health systems to take advantage of best-in-class patient education and delivery systems that engage patients and support providers. Patient-provided feedback through GetWellNetwork solutions will inform Elsevier on ordering habits, video consumption and patient ratings, enabling both organizations to continually enhance their offerings and create more personalized patient and family experiences.

"Combining our evidence-based video content with GetWellNetwork's first-class Patient Platform will be a great benefit to healthcare providers and especially their patients," said Dr. John Danaher, President of Clinical Solutions, Elsevier. "We're looking forward to working with GetWellNetwork to enhance patient engagement and support providers."

Deploying Elsevier videos through GetWellNetwork ensures high levels of utilization and a positive patient experience, and makes it possible to deliver greater standardization with clinical content. GetWellNetwork will distribute Elsevier content beginning immediately.

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About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork®, Inc. is the Precision Engagement™ health care company. Our solutions engage patients and families, empower clinicians and deliver outcomes that matter. From inpatient to outpatient, to physician practices and urgent care clinics, to patients on-the-go, GetWellNetwork offers the only cross-continuum platform that performs across every care setting.

About Elsevier
As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

In everything we publish, we uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity. We bring that same rigor to our information analytics solutions for researchers, health professionals, institutions and funders.

Elsevier employs 8,100 people worldwide. We have supported the work of our research and health partners for more than 140 years. Growing from our roots in publishing, we offer knowledge and valuable analytics that help our users make breakthroughs and drive societal progress. Digital solutions such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath support strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and health education. Researchers and healthcare professionals rely on our 2,500+ digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell; our 40,000 eBook titles; and our iconic reference works, such as Gray's Anatomy. With the Elsevier Foundation and our external Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board, we work in partnership with diverse stakeholders to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com.

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