Allen Technologies Deploys IPS Solution for Patient Education At Methodist Stone Oak Hospital

Austin, TX - April 17, 2014
Allen Technologies Deploys IPS Solution for Patient Education At Methodist Stone Oak Hospital

Allen Technologies announced today that Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, a nationally recognized patient-focused hospital in San Antonio, TX has selected and deployed the latest Interactive Patient System (IPS) solution from Allen Technologies.

“As we continue to build on our reputation as a health care facility where high-tech and high-touch come together, we are excited to begin using the new IPS solution from Allen Technologies”, said Candie Starr, Chief Operating Officer. “Our goal for the IPS system is to increase patient engagement by providing high-quality health education that will give patients knowledge that helps them make better-informed decisions about their care. We fully expect to see improvement in patient satisfaction, patient outcomes and reduced readmissions.”

Methodist Stone Oak selected the IPS solution to provide exceptional patient education and entertainment through a system that was flexible and easy to use by both patients and care staff. Jerry Folsom, Allen Technologies President & CEO explained that, “the Methodist Stone Oak IPS solution is a scalable, interactive system that enables Methodist Stone Oak care teams to deliver education directly to patients tailored for their condition. In addition, the Allen Technologies Clinical Advisory team worked closely with both the hospital and leading health education content providers, including Milner-Fenwick, Krames-Staywell, and Injoy to develop a custom library of educational content for patients.”

In addition to delivering a superior interactive solution, according to Folsom, “Allen Technologies always looks for opportunities to increase value for customers. At Methodist Stone Oak our flexible technology allowed us to integrate multiple hospital-grade televisions already in use at the hospital into the new interactive system. This eliminated the need for Methodist Stone Oak to purchase new televisions.”

About Methodist Stone Oak Hospital

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital is a streamlined, energy-efficient, patient-focused health care facility equipped with the most modern technology available and staffed by people who genuinely care for the well-being of others. It is also the first full-service hospital built this century in South Texas. Opened in March 2009, the facility features many modern amenities for patients, families and physicians. It is truly the next generation in Methodist Healthcare’s nearly half-century legacy of providing high quality care to South Texans.

The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. The hospital also received special recognition for Heart Care in 2013 by receiving the Women’s Choice Award. Methodist Stone Oak Hospital received recognition in 2012 and 2013 as a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. Visit us online at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital.

About Allen Technologies

Allen Technologies, the pioneer of interactive patient engagement solutions for nearly 40 years, transforms the way hospitals engage, educate and empower patients. Allen helps hospitals impact patient outcomes, improve patient satisfaction and achieve operational efficiencies. Allen’s multiplatform interactive patient engagement system, delivered via television, tablet and bedside monitor, is a robust patient-centric portal for customized patient education, in- room comfort control, and entertainment. Allen’s E3 Patient Engagement Solutions integrate seamlessly with electronic medical records and system platforms including HVAC, housekeeping and food service systems. Learn more at www.engagewithallen.com, at facebook.com/allentechnologies or on Twitter at @allen_E3.