Health Nuts Media Partners with Skylight Healthcare Systems to Improve Pediatric Health Education Experience
January 17, 2012, Los Angeles — Health Literacy to Improve Patient Satisfaction:
To help pediatric hospitals provide consistently superior levels of patient engagement, education, and child-focused programming, Health Nuts Media has announced a strategic partnership with Skylight Healthcare Systems, a leading provider of interactive patient care systems.
Altadena, CA-based Health Nuts Media will provide Skylight with pediatric patient education content that will be available to patients and families in pediatric hospitals and units which use Skylight’s CareNavigator(TM) interactive patient care system.
Health Nuts Media content provides hospitals with innovative experiences which enable children and their families to be better informed and live healthier lives. With engaging animations reviewed by a team of medical experts, this comprehensive content library provides health education that young patients value and relate to. By taking complicated concepts and framing them in a fashion that children find informative, interesting, and fun, Health Nuts Media helps pediatric patients enjoy enhanced recoveries and healthier outcomes.
“The exciting aspect of partnering with Skylight is to have a delivery system for our content that puts the right information in front of the right patient at the right time,” says Health Nuts Media CEO Tim Jones. “We have always taken pride in the quality of our content. Now, we are thrilled with the ability to have this content delivered directly to the patient bedside via the Skylight system. Since hospitals can know who’s watching, for how long, and when, the value of the educational experiences we create for children can deliver even more of a positive and enduring impact.”
Because Health Nuts Media content is delivered to children using Skylight’s Care Navigator, clinicians can select and program condition-specific content that will best benefit their patient. Health Nuts Media content helps to build a complete “Pediatric Care Map” which is created specifically for the pediatric patient, family members, and the people who care for them throughout the continuum of care.
Because younger patients are comfortable engaging with digitally-delivered, animated content, and almost expect to be communicated with on a platform such as Skylight’s Care Navigator, the addition of the acclaimed Health Nuts Media content adds particular value to Skylight’s clinically reviewed library of more than 3,000 titles.
“Giving our hospital partners more peer-reviewed choices of educational content is one of our core initiatives,” says Skylight CEO Tom Klopack. “Pediatric education is an essential ingredient and the addition of the Health Nuts Media titles to our library of educational content enables our pediatric hospital clients to communicate more effectively than ever with young patients. We are pleased to offer these health communication tools from Health Nuts, which cover specific conditions ranging from asthma to bone fractures, into Skylight’s CareNavigator(TM). Patients benefit from condition-specific content, and nurses benefit from being freed from the task of documenting this into the Electronic Medical Record. And to support the care continuum, these young patients head home better informed and better able to enjoy strong recoveries.”
As hospitals become more accountable for their patients’ clinical and financial management, Skylight’s 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. Impacting more than 1.5 million hospital stays a year, the system integrates with the patient’s hospital room TV monitor to provide education, services, and essential information.
About Health Nuts Media
Founded in 2010 by Emmy Award-winning producers and animators, partnered with a tech-savvy pediatrician and a medical television pioneer, Health Nuts Media leverages the power of animation, games, and interactive tools to help communicate health issues in a language that is easy-to-understand. Available across a wide array of distribution channels including web, mobile, VOD, DVD, and more, HNM products are designed to deliver the most effective health literacy content where, when, and how people want to receive it. For more information, visit HealthNutsMedia.com
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About Skylight Healthcare Systems
Founded in 1999, and headquartered in San Diego, CA, Skylight(R) 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.
See more about Skylight at www.skylight.com.
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