Val Verde Regional Medical Center Partners with Allen Technologies for Advanced Patient Engagement Tools
Allen Technologies, the leader in interactive patient engagement solutions for 40 years, announced today that Val Verde Regional Medical Center has chosen Allen Technologies to deploy its interactive patient engagement solutions on smart TVs across 100 patient locations.
Val Verde Regional Medical Center, a partner with Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, has served the residents of Val Verde County, Texas, since 1959 providing comprehensive healthcare services to approximately 50,000 county residents across a 3,150 square mile region.
Using the Allen E3 Patient Engagement Solution on Samsung Smart TVs, Val Verde’s patients will access interactive health education content, entertainment programming and patient engagement services, all from their patient bed, without having to call a nurse or interrupt staff members.
Each patient will access pre-assigned health education and safety videos through E3’s personalized inbox on their TV, with pop-ups and reminders to guide them throughout their stay. Once integrated with the hospital’s electronic health record system, patients’ completion and comprehension of education will be automatically recorded directly into each patient’s health record, allowing nursing staff to spend more time on patient care and less time on documentation.
Through E3, patients access TV programming, movies, games, Internet and music. Relaxation tools, noise reduction videos and soundtracks promote relaxation, reduce ambient noise and help patients rest more comfortably. In addition, Val Verde patients will be able to request room services like extra linens or room maintenance directly through their interactive television using their pillow speaker. E3 also empowers patients by gathering real-time patient input on their care and their hospital stay, enabling the hospital to respond quickly, resolve patient concerns, and positively impact patient satisfaction and HCAHPS.
“Delivering the highest level of patient satisfaction is one of our priority strategic goals for 2019,” said Lawrence Hernandez, chief nursing officer. “Deploying Allen’s E3 solution is a key component in helping us meet that goal, and to deliver exceptional patient care while positively impacting our patients’ experience. We are excited to bring this industry-leading technology to our rural hospital community.”
“Val Verde has long been committed to delivering a great patient experience, and implementing Allen’s E3 Patient Engagement Solutions will help them take patient engagement to the next level,” said Allen CEO Mark Lancaster. “In addition, by leveraging our solution on smart TVs, the hospital is able to avoid the need for additional hardware in the room, saving costs and installation time.”
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.
About the Hospital
Val Verde Regional Medical Center has served Val Verde County since 1959. Since then, it has undergone three major renovations and expansions and currently is constructing a new inpatient pediatric wing. The hospital employees more than 700 people. Learn more at www.vvrmc.org.