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INNOVATION

Patient whiteboards get interactive Did you ever stay in a hospital and wonder, “Who is the doctor taking care of

me? What is my care plan for today? When am I scheduled to get out of here?” Well some patients at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, Calif., now have

the answers to these and other important healthcare questions available at the touch of a button, 24/7, via GetWellNetwork’s Interactive Patient Whiteboard – a technology fi rst for the industry.

T e customizable communications hub aims to transform bedside care delivery

by enabling patients, families and care team members to easily share vital informa- tion split into three main areas: My Team, My Day and About Me. Patients can even personalize the “About Me” section by selecting profi le images, keeping a journal and creating links to their favorite websites. T e design and development of the Interactive Patient Whiteboard is the culmination of research, input and guidance by the GetWellNetwork Interactive Patient Whiteboard Hospital Task Force, which included members from more than 15 facilities and multiple disciplines. You can learn more at www.getwellnetwork.com.

EVENTS

JANUARY The World Congress Telehealth Executive Summit, Jan. 28-29, San Di-

ego, will feature insightful discussions on virtual care models across a variety of specialties, including diabetes management, tele-ICUs, ocular, pediatrics and telemental health in the era of accountable care. http://telehealthsummit.com/events/HL13014/

FEBRUARY

10th Annual Medicare Congress, Feb. 11-13, Phoenix, brings together executives from the nation’s leading health plans to exchange best practices and develop long-term strategies. www.iirusa.com/themedicarecongress/home-page.xml

MARCH

HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition, March 3-7, New Orleans, brings together the latest in technologies, patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, business best practices and personal growth all in one location. Don’t miss the new Knowledge Centers, Social Media Center and HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. Former President Bill Clinton speaks March 6. www.himssconference.org

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Infographic courtesy of Xerox

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