SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LodgeNet Healthcare, the leading provider of integrated patient engagement solutions, today introduced the charter members of its newly formed Advisory Board. The Board consists of six respected industry leaders who have been instrumental in shaping health reform and who have a thorough understanding of the critical roles patient empowerment and healthcare information technology (HIT) can play in enabling better clinical and financial outcomes. The Advisory Board will be a valuable resource that will support LodgeNet Healthcare's ongoing enhancement and development of the best solutions for engaging and educating patients and empowering them to become active participants in managing their health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080115/AQTU120LOGO) "We are delighted these respected individuals have joined our Advisory Board," said Gary Kolbeck, president of LodgeNet Healthcare. "Not only are they extremely qualified, but their accomplishments as clinicians, government officials, healthcare visionaries, and thought leaders make them perfect advisors. They will offer valuable insights and information to help our management team make strategic decisions and develop patient engagement solutions that will help providers improve outcomes and reduce costs while driving us to the next level of success and growth." The Board's charter members are:
"LodgeNet Healthcare is recognized as an innovative leader in developing the evidence-based, customizable tools that enable hospitals to engage patients and their families before, during and after hospitalization, converting them from passive bystanders into knowledgeable participants in their care," explained Jain. "Members of the Advisory Board are excited about the opportunity to support LodgeNet Healthcare's mission in helping hospitals achieve the patient engagement objectives necessary for success within a transformed, performance-based payment system that is increasingly tied to care coordination, improved outcomes, improved patient experience and decreased cost of care delivery."