TeleHealth Services Announces Details of 2008 TIGR User Conference

Released on: September 30, 2008, 1:33 pm

Press Release Author: Matthew K. Barker

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: TeleHealth Services Annual User Conference to Focus on
Integrating Interactive Patient Care Technology into Hospitals Quality, Service,
and Workflow Initiatives

Press Release Body: Raleigh, NC & Baltimore, MD (9/30/08) TeleHealth Services, the
nations leading provider of healthcare on-demand patient and staff education
solutions, announced the details of the annual conference designed exclusively for
the patient education community. The conference, focused on delivering an optimal
patient recovery process and clinical workflow, will enable hospital leadership and
staff members to share best practices, discuss the role of technology in shaping the
patient experience, gain new ideas and perspectives through a power user panel and
network with colleagues in the industry.

The event will take place on Thursday and Friday, October 9th and 10th at the
Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD. For more information on the TIGR User Group
visit: or call Matt Barker at
(919) 772-8604.

The interactive patient education user conference will feature a keynote address by
Francine Westergaard, a respected authority on pediatric nursing, and consultant for
the Joint Commission Resources, Inc. The two- day conference is segmented into
clinical and technical learning tracks to maximize the products value within a
healthcare facility. In addition attendees will receive instruction in a small group
setting on how hospitals are integrating interactive on-demand patient education
systems into daily workflow.

With more than 400 interactive on-demand systems in the TeleHealth user community,
TeleHealth Services has been able to engage some of the most advanced user of
interactive educational systems. "With the recent rise of on-demand applications
being utilized in the healthcare setting, solution knowledge and best practices are
becoming increasingly important to improving the quality of care. With TeleHealth
Services providing a forum for leaders to share their experiences with patient
education, patient satisfaction and interactive communications, a synergy is created
around bringing beneficial new ideas to both the patient and hospital, said

TeleHealth Services TIGR brand of products include cutting edge interactive
communications and information systems that deliver patient amenities and provide
the quantifiable metrics to drive facility quality initiatives and satisfaction
standards. By delivering the most scalable and extensive selection of powerful
communication and educational tools, TeleHealth Services TIGR and TigrNet
customizable platforms improve patient satisfaction scores, provide support for
clinical staff, help automate workflow and aid in clinical accountability. By using
a familiar delivery channel, patients and staff can access valuable education,
communication and entertainment resources to improve the recovery process.

"We are excited for this unique opportunity to gain a deeper perspective into the
many applications our customers are utilizing interactive on-demand healthcare
services. With participants from more than 50 hospitals attending, we look forward
to seeing a great cross- section of ideas from multiple clinical settings, and
continuing our partnership with our client hospitals, quotes George Fleming,
President and CEO of TeleHealth Services. Its encouraging to see an educational
endeavor like the TIGR User Group emerge into to such a powerful concept within the
healthcare community.

About TeleHealth Services:
TeleHealth Services, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is the nation's leading provider
of integrated communications solutions for the healthcare market: bedside access to
entertainment, education and services; patient and staff video-on-demand education
systems; hospital-grade televisions and accessories; education and entertainment
content; system installation, maintenance and financing services. TeleHealth
Services is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation, which has been headquartered
in Raleigh, North Carolina, since its founding in 1957. Telerent itself is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc., a U.S. company based in New
York City and Global 500 corporation.
For more information on TeleHealth, call 800-733-8610, or visit at

Web Site:

Contact Details: Contact:
Matthew K. Barker
Director of Marketing
TeleHealth Services

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