BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - December 05, 2016) - GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, announced today that Chief Clinical and Nursing Officer Karen Drenkard, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, will speak at a session of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C. The meeting will focus on ways in which patient and family leaders and health system executives can use care culture to improve health outcomes, and explore opportunities to advance the evidence base for patient- and family-engaged care.

At the session, Planetree President Susan Frampton, Ph.D., will provide an overview of the forthcoming NAM Perspectives discussion paper titled, "Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture: A Guiding Framework for Patient- and Family-Engaged Care." In a panel of health care experts, Dr. Drenkard will provide a clinical perspective and feedback for how the framework will be used to enhance patient- and family-engaged care. Other panelists include Martha Hayward, lead for Public and Patient Engagement, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Megan A. Lewis, Ph.D., program director, Patient and Family Engagement Research, RTI International; and Sherry B. Perkins, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Dimensions Healthcare System.

The Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative meeting will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the National Academy of Sciences building (2101 Constitution Avenue NW) in Washington, D.C. The meeting is by invitation only.

About GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork, Inc.® powers patient experience. Our solution, The Patient's Platform, helps leading health care systems create connections with patients in any setting, deliver insights to clinicians in real time, and transform care through an evidence-based model for patient engagement. Our open technology integrates with electronic health record and IT applications to extend the value of existing investments and expand the possibilities of care. With more than 50 million patient interactions per year, we drive performance improvement, positive outcomes and patient loyalty. Learn more at

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