Allen Technologies to Introduce Interactive Patient System Tablet that Increases Patient Engagement

Austin, TX - February 19, 2014
Allen Technologies to Introduce Interactive Patient System Tablet that Increases Patient Engagement

As hospitals struggle to better educate and engage patients in their own care, Allen Technologies is introducing a new interactive solution that significantly increases patient engagement and improves hospital efficiency. The comprehensive tablet system is deployed on a Panasonic Toughpad A1 and offers direct access to medical record information that is easy to read and understand by the end user – the patient. The interactive solution provides enhanced patient education programming as well as the ability to register for and access a secure website for post discharge hospital information.

“As an innovator in improving high-quality, patient-centered care, Northern Westchester Hospital has recently launched bedside tablets that enable patients to access aspects of their medical record, view their clinical team and credentials, review dietary guidelines and menu selections and even control amenities and make requests for special services. The uniquely designed touch screen solution created with Allen Technologies helps to educate and inform patients about the care they receive, thereby empowering the patients and their families to become active participants in their healthcare,” stated Maria Hale, Vice President, Patient Advocacy & Patient Centered Support Services at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Northern Westchester Hospital, a multi award-winning Planetree and Magnet Hospital, has partnered with Allen Technologies to create an innovative patient-centered design and deployment of the new tablets. Two of the hospital’s executives will be on hand at HIMSS2014 in Orlando next week to talk about how this new interactive patient system has transformed the patient experience, fosters greater understanding and allows patients the ability to take control of their health and recovery. Ms. Hale along with Maureen Lopez, Director, Clinical Information Systems will be speaking in the Allen Technologies Booth (#8057) on Tuesday, February 25 at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm. They will present a live case study for the complete solution and demonstrate several key features such as:

  • what medications have been prescribed and why
  • allergies information
  • explanations of potential medication side effects
  • graphical user-friendly displays of vital signs, and certain lab results,
  • special procedures ordered and their status
  • expected discharge timeframe with tips to prepare for transition and recovery
  • how to access the patient health record after discharge

About Northern Westchester Hospital

Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) is committed to providing the highest quality, patient-centered care through the right combination of medical expertise, leading edge technology, and a commitment to humanity.

NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. Our high quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation.

At the heart of NWH is our commitment to our patients. This commitment to patient-centered and family focused care is at the core of everything we do. Over 700 highly-skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful, and nurturing environment. Visit us online at www.NWHC.net.

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.