BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - Nationally recognized leaders from institutions including Sharp HealthCare, Naval Medical Center San Diego and the American Nurses Credentialing Center, will share their expertise on patient engagement and Interactive Patient Care at GetConnected 2013, GetWellNetwork's sixth annual user conference.

GetWellNetwork, Inc.®, the leading provider of Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, will bring together C-level executives, clinicians and IT professionals to collaborate on ways to strengthen leadership and effectiveness in driving patient engagement. The conference will be held at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Calif. April 15-17.

As value-based care becomes a high priority in care delivery nationwide, GetConnected 2013 presents the value of patient and family engagement strategies for reaching critical performance objectives.

"The group of leaders assembling for GetConnected is symbolic of the importance patient engagement plays in the next generation health system taking shape today," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. "We are excited to gather a dynamic, powerful and growing community of organizations incorporating our Interactive Patient Care model into their daily practice to improve care and reduce costs."

Industry Leaders Share Insight on Care Delivery
On Monday, April 15, a panel of national health care leaders, moderated by Monica Reed, MD, senior vice president of Florida Hospital and CEO of Florida Hospital Celebration Health, will discuss how to transform care delivery across an organization. The panel will be joined by:

  • Daniel L. Gross, executive vice president of Hospital Operations at Sharp HealthCare
  • Captain Kriste J. Grau, NC, USN, senior nurse executive for Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Karen N. Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, executive director of the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Dennis J. Phillips, the executive vice president of Metro Group, Carolinas HealthCare System.

Mike Murphy, president and CEO of Sharp HealthCare, will deliver opening remarks at the conference welcome reception Monday evening. GetConnected 2013 will also feature a keynote address by former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, and a panel with University of Colorado Health CIO Steve Hess, and Jason Wells, vice president of Physician Services and Park Ridge Experience at Park Ridge Health. The panel will discuss how myGetWellNetwork™, which delivers personalized patient education, medication information and chronic condition management tools, empowers providers to engage patients across the care continuum and effectively manage population health.

Learning from Success
GetConnected 2013 events include a visit to San Diego's Sharp Memorial Hospital and Naval Medical Center San Diego to see how these leading organizations are transforming health care for patients and families through the use of IPC technology.

Inspirational lectures, user-led sessions, poster presentations, hands-on workshops, learning labs, world-class hospital tours, mobile applications, exhibits, and evening networking events will also bring best practice standards and IPC utilization and integration tools to industry leaders over the course of the three days.

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About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc.® provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with HIT and portal systems. 

GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. Learn more at

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