National Recognition and Competitive Advantages for Hospitals Partnering with Skylight Healthcare Systems

Leapfrog and Thomson Reuters Recognize Hospitals Leveraging Interactive Patient Care Technology to Deliver Improved Patient Outcomes

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In two recently released reports, three hospitals and two healthcare systems which use interactive patient care technology from Skylight Healthcare Systems have been recognized as America’s health care leaders.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, Stanford Medicine Cancer Institute in Palo Alto, CA, and The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH have each been singled out by the Leapfrog Group. Leapfrog has awarded only 65 hospitals its coveted 2011 Top Hospital designation.

Two more Skylight partners which use the industry’s leading interactive patient care solutions, Phoenix, AZ-based Banner Health & Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health, have each been recognized by Thomson Reuters on its fourth annual list of 100 Top Hospitals and 15 Top Health Systems.

“What we’re seeing is high level validation of the increasingly important role interactive patient care systems play in helping hospitals provide safety and quality,” says Tom Klopack, CEO of Skylight Healthcare Systems. “There is a discernable trend which indicates that the forward looking hospitals which leverage their investments in patient-centric technology are the organizations which are staking out positions of leadership in our new health care landscape.”

Patients at these three hospitals and two health systems benefit from interactive patient care systems from Skylight. Patients using Skylight’s CareNavigator™ are provided with education directly linked to their condition, receive special messages and alerts, and become more involved in their recovery. As a result, CareNavigator™ has emerged as an essential tool for managing the comprehensive continuum of care extending from pre-admission, the hospital stay, and the transition of care.

While methodologies differ, the Thomson Reuters and Leapfrog reports are based on reviewed data which measure quality and patient’s perception of care and efficiency. Interactive patient care technology can play a significant and well documented role in driving each of these sets of metrics.

As hospitals shoulder increasing accountability for both clinical and financial management of patients, Skylight’s CareNavigator™ is recognized by leadership at innovative healthcare organization as a vital tool for improving the overall patient experience across the comprehensive, coordinated care journey. Impacting more than 1.3 million hospital stays a year, the system integrates with the patient’s hospital room TV monitor to provide education, services, and essential information.

About Skylight Healthcare Systems

Founded in 1999, and headquartered in San Diego, CA, Skylight® Healthcare Systems is the industry pioneer in the Interactive Patient System market. With patient communication, education, and connection as the cornerstone of a safe, comfortable and clinically optimal hospital experience, the Skylight Interactive Patient System encourages patients and family to actively participate in their health care, improves communication between staff and patient/family members, and can provide a smoother and faster recovery and discharge plan. From pre-admission through post-discharge, Skylight addresses patients’ needs in education and health literacy, access to services, and critical information flow between themselves and their caregivers. Patients benefit from more control, faster healing, and a better grasp of health issues and hospitals see improved HCAHPS scores, reduced readmissions, and increased reimbursements. Hospitals implement Skylight to support their ongoing endeavors in improving HCAHPS scores, patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes, enhancing operational & service excellence, meeting evolving clinical demands, and delivering on commitments to making a positive difference in the lives of the people they serve.


Skylight Healthcare Systems
Darrell Atkin, Director of Marketing
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