Charlestown, MA's Aceso to Partner with Boston's Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to Create First Post-Acute Care Digital Media Solutions Model

Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:35am EST

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New Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is first post acute provider designed
expressly to enable interactive digital media and signage systems
BOSTON,  Feb. 14, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 40 years of providing
world renowned rehabilitation and therapeutic services at its current location
in  Boston's West End, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital will be relocating
their main facility to the historic Charlestown Navy Yard later this spring.
Spaulding's new facility incorporates the latest in inclusive design elements
and has already been recognized with a LEED Silver certification. The new
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital will be the first post acute provider in the
country to build and design a hospital from the ground up that includes an
integrated digital media system with a mix of in-room systems and digital
signage throughout the facility. Spaulding partnered with  Charlestown-based
Aceso Interactive to provide these innovative digital elements.  

"Our goal is to create more adaptable and engaging experience for patients,
families, visitors and staff," said  John Campbell, Chief Information Officer,
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. "Spaulding's commitment is to be both
innovative and adaptable in everything we do from the care we deliver to the
technology we use.  It has been a very rewarding experience to find a partner
like Aceso who is not only a leader in the field but also aligns with our
mission of inclusion and accessibility. Together, we are building a new digital
model for a hospital experience that engages patients, families and staff, and
is accessible to all the communities we serve."

Aceso will be installing their proprietary UpCare/UpTech  Interactive Patient
Care, ("IPC"), platform throughout the 132 private patient rooms. Digital media
wall displays will be installed on all eight floors, along with a network of
common area TV's, broadcasting compelling wellness content to engage and inform
patients and visitors. The installation will also feature Aceso's Hospital
Television Network "HTV" product. Spaulding and Aceso will collaborate to create
the first "Post-Acute Care TV Network" for patients, guests and staff, viewable
on common area TV's.

As part of the development, Aceso worked with inter-disciplinary clinical teams
at Spaulding to ensure that the technology and presentation will suit the
variety of patient populations Spaulding serves, from pediatric populations to
those recovering from stroke or brain injury. From eye tracking software to
adaptive pillow speakers, the technology is designed to be utilized by people of
all abilities. It is also expected to become an important therapy tool by
hosting educational resources that can be used independently by the patient or
in conjunction with therapists.

"We are thrilled to partner with such a prestigious medical leader as Spaulding
and one of the top rehabilitation organizations in the country," said Aceso's
President and Co-Founder,  Geoff Fiedler. "Along with Spaulding's clinical and
professional leadership team, we will be breaking new ground with a first-ever
integrated multi-media patient engagement solution used throughout the entire
continuum of care."  

About the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

A member of Partners HealthCare, The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network includes
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital-Boston (main campus), a 196-bed facility, as
well as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod. Additional locations include
the two long-term care facilities Spaulding Hospital Cambridge and Spaulding
Hospital North Shore and two skilled nursing facilities, as well as twenty-three
outpatient sites throughout the  Greater Boston  area. Spaulding is a teaching
hospital of  Harvard Medical School  as well as the official rehabilitation
hospital of the New England Patriots. Spaulding is the only rehabilitation
hospital in New England continually ranked since 1995 by U.S. News and World
Report in its Best Hospitals survey with a #5 ranking in 2012. For more
information, please visit    

About Aceso

Aceso, (Uh-kesso) provides the nation's premier interactive patient care and
digital media solutions. UpCare delivers patient-specific educational content,
top entertainment and bedside assistance to enhance recovery, ease staff
workload, improve outcomes and better coordinate education and patient care.
Hospital Television Network, ("HTV"), Aceso's digital network of screens,
enables patients and visitors to experience HTV's personally relevant and timely
content in common, waiting and treatment areas. HTV's engaging and efficient
audiovisual solution communicates a caring experience across the entire hospital
enterprise to bring patients, visitors and staff closer together. The HTV
approach to care connects the public with the provider and creates awareness and
builds confidence in the provider's expertise and specialties.  Established in
2009 and headquartered in  Charlestown, Massachusetts, Aceso advances patient
care for some of the nation's leading hospital networks, from the bedside up.
Please visit  for more information.  

Spaulding Contact:    
Tim Sullivan, Communications and Media Relations   
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital    
(617) 573-2918 (O), (617) 501-5985 (C)

Aceso Contact:

Marc Ryan, Vice President of Marketing  
Aceso Interactive, Inc.   
(800) 552-6922 

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