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The Wellness Network acquires Milner-Fenwick to become the largest provider of Health Education videos in the US


Pewaukee, WI – May 2, 2017The Wellness Network (TWN), the largest in-hospital education television network in the United States has announced the acquisition of Milner-Fenwick (MF) one of the largest and most respected publishers of patient education videos in the country. The combined entity counts more than 53% of U.S. hospitals in their customer base. Together, they will focus on delivery and continued expansion of their collective best-in-class video library to increase patient and family understanding and engagement. To increase effectiveness, videos can be integrated into clinical workflow and care plans and delivered anywhere, any time in hospitals, clinics, and on patient devices.

The breadth of peer-reviewed, quality content from MF, along with TWN’s integrated, multi-platform delivery capabilities positions The Wellness Network as an able and affordable partner in driving system-wide patient engagement and education.

“My family has spent over forty years pioneering and evolving the patient education video format to enhance and support today’s healthcare communication environment. As part of The Wellness Network, our tremendous library will be seen by more patients and their families and ultimately have greater impact on ROI for healthcare providers,” says Dave Milner, President of Milner-Fenwick.

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THE WELLNESS NETWORK AND CARE 24/7 PARTNER TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS


 

Pewaukee, WI – April 11, 2017 – The Wellness Network (TWN), the largest in-hospital education television network in the United States and Care 24/7 (C247), an innovative Knoxville, TN based care management company, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate educational videos into care plans as directed by providers to better support the needs of, and improve outcomes for Medicare patients and their families. Together, the partners have enhanced capabilities to better engage and influence patients throughout the continuum of care while facilitating Chronic and Transitional Care Management for providers with the addition of TWN’s comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning video content into C247’s high-touch care coordination delivery.

With over 60% of Medicare patients diagnosed with chronic disease and approximately 80% of readmissions attributed to poor care transition, primary care physicians are tasked with finding cost-effective, revenue enhancing, and meaningful ways to ensure patients receive coordinated and consistent care to prevent hospital admission or readmission, advance patient education and management of their condition, and ultimately improve quality of life.  Integrated care plans, which will now include TWN’s videos, are administered by a team of wellness coordinators under the directives of providers to help patients better manage their health. This unique model integrates consistent monthly personal interaction, process automation that ensures better disease management, technology via the use of C247’s proprietary Patient Relationship Management Platform (PRM), and now market-leading patient educational content. “This comprehensive integration of people, process, technology, and content will promote better patient outcomes, drive down the overall cost of healthcare for Medicare patients with serious chronic care issues, and allows a revenue generating path for practices who wish to better serve their Medicare patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” noted Huy Nguyen M.D., Executive Chairman of Care 24/7.

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Bundoo Named Offical Honoree for Best Parenting and Family Website by The Webby Awards


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Pewaukee, WI — April 12, 2017 — The Wellness Network announced today that Bundoo has been honored for Best Family and Parenting Website in the 21st Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts, including Executive Creative Director at Refinery29 Piera Gelardi, Musicians Questlove & Grimes, Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram Eva Chen, Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone, Gimlet Media CEO Alex Blumberg, and Jimmy Kimmel.

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THE WELLNESS NETWORK and AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DIABETES EDUCATORS RELEASE NEW PATIENT-FRIENDLY VIDEOS ON “MANAGING YOUR DIABETES”


Pewaukee, WI – March 28, 2017 – The Wellness Network (TWN) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced the release of an exciting new video resource that supports diabetes educators and other health care professionals in educating Americans who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes.

“Managing Your Diabetes” introduces patients and caregivers to the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™, 7 key areas of focus for helping people with diabetes manage this complex disease.  This series, which was co-produced by TWN and AADE, is available in both English and Spanish and is being offered through TWN’s extensive library of patient education programming available in hospitals and health systems nationwide. AADE members will also have exclusive access to the videos.

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Health Media Network (HMN) and The Wellness Network (TWN) Announce Strategic Alliance – Partnership Creates Largest Physician Office and Hospital Media Footprint in the US


 

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Pewaukee, WI – March 8, 2017 – Health Media Network (HMN), one of the nation’s fastest growing Point of Care companies, and The Wellness Network (TWN), the largest in-hospital education television network in the United States, today announced an exclusive alliance to link doctor’s offices and hospitals to extend the reach and benefits of educational content to healthcare consumers across the continuum of care.

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New Diabetes Programming Coming to The Patient Channel


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The Patient Channel informs, empowers, and engages patients in the care process. Through a partnership with the American Association of Diabetes Educators, we are excited to announce the launch of a new educational series targeting outpatient education for diabetes management. This programming is available in both English and Spanish, and reviews the AADE7TM Self-Care Behaviors, seven approaches to healthier behavior for people with diabetes. We are excited to announce the new diabetes programming will be released on our channels and in our comprehensive online libraries, starting March 27, 2017.

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