Skylight® Healthcare Systems Continues Substantial Growth with Addition of Prominent U.S. Hospitals
Skylight Healthcare SystemsTara PlappertOffice: 858.523.3794
Leading acute, specialty, and pediatric hospitals are implementing interactive patient systems to educate and engage patients throughout the continuum of care. The increasing adoption of Skylight CareNavigator™, the industry’s most advanced interactive patient system, demonstrates a shift by hospitals to deliver a more patient-centered experience and has fueled substantial growth for Skylight® Healthcare Systems.
Scott & White Healthcare in Texas selected Skylight CareNavigator because it will effectively support patient-centered care and because of the high level of support provided by Skylight.
“Communication with patients and families is one key in our approach of providing care. Skylight is one of the many tools that we use to enhance our patient and family experiences, as we constantly strive to improve outcomes,” said Jan Upchurch, director of patient and family services at McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White in Temple, Tex. “It is more than just entertainment and education; we use it to support our continuing drive towards excellence. The Skylight team provides guidance, ideas and solutions that help us keep our patients and families informed and engaged.”
Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital joins McLane Children’s, El Paso Children’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and others as the newest pediatric hospital to use CareNavigator to entertain, educate, and engage patients and families. Bristol-Myers will use CareNavigator’s pediatric-specific user experience and health content.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), a 600-bed hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. that has ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” for six consecutive years, will also use Skylight CareNavigator to address the needs of patients, families, nurses and hospitals. RWJUH and seven Scott & White Healthcare hospitals are a few among the expanding list of hospitals implementing Skylight’s interactive patient system.
With the CareNavigator interactive patient system, RWJUH will be able to enhance the patient experience and ease the transitions of care as patients move from pre-admission to post-discharge. In order to support healthier populations and reduce healthcare costs, hospitals like RWJUH are engaging and educating patients to become active participants in their care. Interactive patient systems have proven to be an essential tool for hospitals to provide patients and encourage involvement.
Also essential for Skylight clients is the ease at which CareNavigator integrates into existing clinical workflows and EMR systems (electronic medical records) including Cerner®, Epic, Allscripts™, and the other major vendors. CareNavigator streamlines clinician workflow by decreasing the administrative and non-clinical tasks currently performed by nurses leaving more time to deliver care.
Specialty hospitals like Cancer Treatment Centers of America® find interactive patient systems especially helpful in engaging patients and delivering a more comfortable healing environment. CTCA, which offers a welcoming environment where patients and family members can find comprehensive cancer care under one roof, recently opened its fifth cancer hospital. Located in Newnan, Ga., the hospital joins CTCA’s family of nationally accredited hospitals as the most recent specialty hospital to use Skylight CareNavigator to empower its patient population.
“The number of hospitals and health systems implementing interactive patient systems demonstrates a marked movement by the healthcare industry to supply patients the technology that empowers them to manage their experience and health,” said Tom Klopack, CEO for Skylight Healthcare Systems. “We have experienced record growth and I anticipate this growth to compound and multiply for a number of years.”
Skylight CareNavigator, the company’s flagship interactive patient system, uses common communication devices including the in-room television, home computers, tablets, and mobile devices to empower patients and their families with services and educational content to better manage their care. It also provides a convenient way for care teams and patients to communicate essential information throughout the continuum of care.
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 .