JACKSONVILLE, FL (Mar. 3, 2020) – Building on its 50-year reputation for world-class rehabilitation services, Brooks Rehabilitation continues to elevate patient experience and patient outcomes through a new partnership with interactive patient engagement platform provider SONIFI Health.
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital is a 160-bed inpatient facility specializing in rehabilitative care for adult and pediatric patients recovering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke or orthopedic injury. It’s one of the largest rehabilitation hospitals in the nation, treating more than 3,000 patients per year from around the country.
Given the complexity of conditions and specialty rehab services provided at the hospital, patients are admitted for an average of 16 days with individualized care plans that typically include around three hours of therapy appointments per day.
Looking to further empower patients during their stay, the nonprofit hospital has partnered with SONIFI Health to install an interactive technology system in each of the patient rooms. The platform integrates with the facility’s electronic medical record system to provide personalized experiences with information that’s updated in real time.
The in-room display automatically shows each patient’s care team and schedule of appointments for the day, as well as educational videos to learn more about their condition or recovery including their prescribed medications. Therapy appointments, an electronic whiteboard, patient feedback and a custom hospital orientation video including services and amenities are also integrated into the system.
In their downtime, patients can use the system to access a variety of former patient stories, movies, channels, music options, and relaxation and spiritual content — all positive distractions to offer an engaging, entertaining and calming environment for patients in their rooms.
Everything on the system is available to the patient on demand through a bedside device, giving them full control of accessing the information and content they want at any time.
“Brooks Rehabilitation is committed to exceptional service and providing patients an outstanding experience. Our focus – for 50 years – is guiding people through recovery and beyond. We continuously look for innovative, effective solutions to provide our patients and staff with the best possible outcomes,” said Michael Spigel, President and COO, Brooks Rehabilitation. “SONIFI Health’s reliable, efficient and user-friendly technology is a perfect fit to help deliver on our mission. We’re excited to further expand SONIFI Health’s technology and services in the Brooks Rehabilitation system of care.”
“We’ve admired Brooks Rehabilitation’s dedication to improving patients’ lives for many years — it’s been an honor for our SONIFI Health team to work with them,” said Roy Kosuge, General Manager at SONIFI Health. “We’ve had great collaboration with them as we customize our solutions to assist staff with their work, while also providing patients and their families on-demand access to the education and information they need, as well as the entertainment and positive distraction they want. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Brooks Rehabilitation and their storied continuum of care.”
About Brooks Rehabilitation
For 50 years, Brooks Rehabilitation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., has been a comprehensive source for physical rehabilitation services. As a nonprofit organization, Brooks operates one of the nation’s largest inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the U.S. with 160 beds, one of the region’s largest home healthcare agencies, 39 outpatient therapy clinics, a Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation in partnership with Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group, two skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and memory care. Brooks will treat more than 50,000 patients through their system of care each year. In addition, Brooks operates the Clinical Research Center, which specializes in research for stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and more to advance the science of rehabilitation. Brooks also provides many low or no cost community programs and services such as the Brooks Clubhouse, Brooks Aphasia Center and Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation to improve the quality of life for people living with physical disabilities. For more information, visit BrooksRehab.org.
About SONIFI Health
SONIFI Health delivers interactive technology solutions proven to improve patient engagement, health outcomes and hospital productivity. The system is delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers, digital displays and televisions to improve patient and family experience while increasing hospital operational efficiencies. As part of SONIFI Solutions Inc., the company supports more than 500 million end user experiences per year. Learn more at sonifihealth.com.
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