September 30, 2008

TeleHealth Services Announces Details of 2008 TIGR User Conference

RALEIGH, N.C. and BALTIMORE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services, the nation's 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 product's 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 users 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 Westergaard.

TeleHealth Services' TIGR(R) brand of products includes cutting edge interactive communications and information systems that deliver patient amenities and provide 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," said George Fleming, President and CEO of TeleHealth Services. "It's encouraging to see an educational endeavor like the TIGR User Group emerge into 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

   Contact:   Matthew K. Barker   Director of Marketing   TeleHealth Services   919-772-8604   [email protected]  

TeleHealth Services

CONTACT: Matthew K. Barker, Director of Marketing, TeleHealth Services,+1-919-772-8604, [email protected]

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