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[February 21, 2013]

Skylight® Healthcare Systems CTO to Present at HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--

Skylight® Healthcare Systems, the pioneer in interactive patient systems, today announced that CTO, Rick Holbrook, will deliver an informational presentation titled "The Power of Patient Engagement" at the Healthcare Information and Management Society's (HIMSS) Annual Conference March 3 - 7 in New Orleans. The presentation will discuss how interactive patient systems can seamlessly integrate with hospital IT systems including electronic medical records (EMR), orders, nurse call, dietary, and others to create an outstanding patient experience while reducing nurse workload.

The healthcare industry is shifting priorities. Hospitals will be rewarded for value instead of volume; readmissions within 30 days will not only be discouraged but will be penalized; practice will shift to relationship-based care from episodic care; and IT systems will be measured on meaningful use, not just cost.

Holbrook will discuss how interactive patient systems help foster interoperability among multiple departments and the overall impact this can have on the patient experience. Additionally, he will address the impact of connecting with the patient pre-admission and post-discharge to collect vital outcome data that can help hospitals optimize care across the entire continuum.

Session ID: IH5
Session Date: March 4, 2013
Session Time: 3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Session Location: Intelligent Hospital Theater, Intelligent Hospital Pavilion, booth 8711


HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at

About Skylight® Healthcare Systems

For more than a decade, San Diego-based Skylight® Healthcare Systems has been transforming the patient experience throughout the continuum of care. From pre-admission through post-discharge, Skylight CareNavigator™, the company's innovative interactive patient care system, uses common communication devices including televisions, computers, and mobile devices to address patient and family needs in health education, services and communication with physicians and care teams. Hospitals subsequently experience improved HCAHPS, reduced readmissions, greater clinical efficiencies and increased reimbursements. Together with Skylight's account management and clinical consulting teams, hospitals, health systems and Accountable Care Organizations deploy CareNavigator™ to manage populations, increase patient satisfaction and achieve meaningful use. CareNavigator also integrates with existing hospital systems to streamline clinical workflow, improve operational efficiencies, and enhance revenue through additional service offerings including pharmacy and retail. For more information about Skylight's tools and impact on the patient experience, visit

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