GetWellNetwork, Krames StayWell, By Light Form Strategic Partnership to Enhance Health Care for Veterans, Active Service Members and Their Families
Companies integrate technologies and content to improve outcomes and performance through patient engagement
Bethesda, Md., February 24, 2014 – GetWellNetwork®, Inc., Krames Staywell™ and By Light Professional IT Services, Inc., today announced a partnership to expand their health care solution offerings for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and Defense Health Agency (DHA) hospitals.
Together, GetWellNetwork's Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) technology platform, Krames Staywell’s integrated health education solution, and By Light’s health IT engineering expertise will create a more engaging and personalized care experience for patients and their families in any setting.
Serving more than 30 VA medical centers and DHA hospitals, GetWellNetwork's patient-centered technology enables providers to implement an IPC delivery model, which empowers patients to participate in their care and leads to better outcomes.
"We are proud to continue advancing the care experience of our veterans, service members and their families,” said David Bennett, chief operating officer of GetWellNetwork. “This new partnership is a phenomenal opportunity to integrate innovative technology and content solutions for patient engagement throughout the entire health journey.”
With a library of health education videos and discharge instructions developed specifically for the VA, Krames Staywell provides award-winning content and materials to help veterans learn about and improve their health.
“As the health care industry evolves, patient engagement is becoming a priority to improve clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance,” said John George, chief revenue officer, Krames StayWell. “We are thrilled about the partnership with GetWellNetwork and By Light as it enables us to address these needs for government institutions with a comprehensive patient engagement solution fully integrated into the EMR to enhance workflow and communications.”
By Light leverages its extensive experience with VA and DHA electronic health record systems and patient portal applications, such as VistA and My HealtheVet, to provide integration points for enhanced care workflows and the documentation of patient data.
“Our leadership team has aligned and integrated the Federal Healthcare Agency’s IT initiatives and business goals with those of By Light, creating a focused strategy to improve access to health care and the delivery of benefits to our veterans,” said Bob Donahue, President, By Light.
Representatives from each company will be available to discuss the new partnership at HIMSS14:
GetWellNetwork – Booth 2219
Krames Staywell – Booth 2929
By Light – Booth 5075
GetWellNetwork®, Inc. provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with electronic medical record and patient portal applications.
About Krames StayWell
Krames StayWell, a leading health engagement solutions company, provides a broad portfolio of solutions to help its clients achieve their acquisition and retention, population health management, and patient and consumer education goals. Leveraging extensive technology assets, advanced analytics, rich health content and robust, multi-channel deployment, Krames StayWell solutions reach consumers with the right message at the right time in the right format. Krames StayWell solutions touch more than 80 million people every year and are redefining engagement to drive positive consumer health decisions and behavior change. For more information, please visit www.kramesstaywell.com.
About By Light
Founded in 2002, By Light Professional IT Services, Inc. is a registered and certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides a broad range of hardware, software, engineering and IT integration services. Founded in 2002 by industry professionals with extensive knowledge in the DoD and experience in the Federal Healthcare vertical, with employees and business partners deployed worldwide, By Light dedicates its services to improving the access to healthcare and benefits for veterans nationwide.
By Light Healthcare provides a portfolio of solutions that promote interoperability, streamlined work flow and analytics, all of which are adaptable to our customer’s specific care delivery settings and the unique requirements of their physical, technical, and user environments. With extensive Federal Healthcare experience, we are dedicated to providing solutions to the VA, DoD and private sectors. Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) $12 Billion Prime Contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, By Light has been awarded over 28 Task Orders to date. Some of our core capabilities include full lifecycle development utilizing an Agile development approach, and the development of My HealtheVet Veteran facing portal to provide Veterans direct access to their health information and Veterans Benefit Management System – Ratings (VBMS-R) providing Veterans ratings to provide their benefits. Other strategic software programs we support include “My Healthy Vet” website redesign and Master Cloud, “Repositories (HRD;ADR)”, “VETPRO”, Mobile Learning and Businessware. In addition, By Light has extensive direct and relevant infrastructure experience supporting VA/MHS Wireless and RTLS efforts globally. We aim to design and execute improved architectures that will ensure electronic health record compatibility across agencies as well as private healthcare providers.