New Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is first post acute provider designed expressly to enable interactive digital media and signage systems
After more than 40 years of providing world renowned rehabilitation and therapeutic services at its current location in Boston’s West End, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital will be relocating their main facility to the historic Charlestown Navy Yard later this spring. Spaulding’s new facility incorporates the latest in inclusive design elements and has already been recognized with a LEED Silver certification. The new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital will be the first post acute provider in the country to build and design a hospital from the ground up that includes an integrated digital media system with a mix of in-room systems and digital signage throughout the facility. Spaulding partnered with Charlestown-based Aceso Interactive to provide these innovative digital elements.
“Our goal is to create more adaptable and engaging experience for patients, families, visitors and staff,” said John Campbell , Chief Information Officer, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. “Spaulding’s commitment is to be both innovative and adaptable in everything we do from the care we deliver to the technology we use. It has been a very rewarding experience to find a partner like Aceso who is not only a leader in the field but also aligns with our mission of inclusion and accessibility. Together, we are building a new digital model for a hospital experience that engages patients, families and staff, and is accessible to all the communities we serve.”
Aceso will be installing their proprietary UpCare™/UpTech™ Interactive Patient Care, (“IPC”), platform throughout the 132 private patient rooms. Digital media wall displays will be installed on all eight floors, along with a network of common area TV’s, broadcasting compelling wellness content to engage and inform patients and visitors. The installation will also feature Aceso’s Hospital Television Network “HTV” product. Spaulding and Aceso will collaborate to create the first “Post-Acute Care TV Network” for patients, guests and staff, viewable on common area TV’s.
As part of the development, Aceso worked with inter-disciplinary clinical teams at Spaulding to ensure that the technology and presentation will suit the variety of patient populations Spaulding serves, from pediatric populations to those recovering from stroke or brain injury. From eye tracking software to adaptive pillow speakers, the technology is designed to be utilized by people of all abilities. It is also expected to become an important therapy tool by hosting educational resources that can be used independently by the patient or in conjunction with therapists.
“We are thrilled to partner with such a prestigious medical leader as Spaulding and one of the top rehabilitation organizations in the country,” said Aceso’s President and Co-Founder, Geoff Fiedler . “Along with Spaulding’s clinical and professional leadership team, we will be breaking new ground with a first-ever integrated multi-media patient engagement solution used throughout the entire continuum of care.”
About the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
A member of Partners HealthCare, The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital-Boston (main campus), a 196-bed facility, as well as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod. Additional locations include the two long-term care facilities Spaulding Hospital Cambridge and Spaulding Hospital North Shore and two skilled nursing facilities, as well as twenty-three outpatient sites throughout the Greater Boston area. Spaulding is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School as well as the official rehabilitation hospital of the New England Patriots. Spaulding is the only rehabilitation hospital in New England continually ranked since 1995 by U.S. News and World Report in its Best Hospitals survey with a #5 ranking in 2012. For more information, please visit www.spauldingrehab.org.
Aceso, (Uh-kesso) provides the nation’s premier interactive patient care and digital media solutions. UpCare™ delivers patient-specific educational content, top entertainment and bedside assistance to enhance recovery, ease staff workload, improve outcomes and better coordinate education and patient care. Hospital Television Network, (“HTV”), Aceso’s digital network of screens, enables patients and visitors to experience HTV’s personally relevant and timely content in common, waiting and treatment areas. HTV’s engaging and efficient audiovisual solution communicates a caring experience across the entire hospital enterprise to bring patients, visitors and staff closer together. The HTV approach to care connects the public with the provider and creates awareness and builds confidence in the provider’s expertise and specialties. Established in 2009 and headquartered in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Aceso advances patient care for some of the nation’s leading hospital networks, from the bedside up. Please visit www.aceso.com for more information.
Tim Sullivan , Communications and Media Relations
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
(617) 573-2918 (O), (617) 501-5985 (C)
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Marc Ryan , Vice President of Marketing
Aceso Interactive, Inc.
marc.ryan [at] aceso.com