Columbus Children's Hospital Inc. Selects Galvanon to Facilitate At-Risk Screening Program for Adolescents

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Self-service technology will enable self-assessments for a broad spectrum of health risks.

Whether conducting a survey or checking in patients, the simple and compound logic embedded in our self-service technology provides all of the tools necessary to gather vital patient information efficiently and effectively.

Maitland, FL (PRWEB) March 23, 2005 — Galvanon, the patient experience company, today announced that Columbus Children's Hospital Inc. has selected Galvanon's MediKiosk™ and eClipboard solutions to support the organization’s clinical research department in fulfilling the requirements of the Trial of Automated Risk Appraisal for Adolescents (TARAA) Project, a self-report health screening of youth at-risk behavior.

Funded by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the program screens youth for their use of alcohol and other drugs, symptoms and impairments for co-morbid mental disorders, and other at-risk behaviors. By utilizing Galvanon’s technology, Columbus Children's Hospital will be able to improve its screening services and provide primary care physicians with immediate, reliable and valid results for each participating youth.

"Unfortunately, many barriers exist to routing screening and monitoring in primary care settings, including the expense of traditional paper and pencil screening, complex scoring programs, competing demands on primary care clinicians and office staff, and the ability to track youth over time," said Kelly J. Kelleher, M.D., M.P.H., director of the office of clinical sciences at Columbus Children’s Hospital. "Galvanon's technology provides us with exceptional tools to complete this important screening process and manage the resulting research."

Galvanon will automate the user identification and questionnaire completion process through its Customer Value Management (CVM) Enterprise Server, a common platform that facilitates the seamless exchange of information between MediKiosk, eClipboard and the facility's existing IT systems.

"The flexibility of Galvanon’s technology in building and conducting questionnaires makes it a perfect fit with the objectives of the TARAA program and will allow researchers to present questions in an intuitive way that prompts users to answer additional questions based on previous responses," said Clynt Taylor, CEO of Galvanon. "Whether conducting a survey or checking in patients, the simple and compound logic embedded in our self-service technology provides all of the tools necessary to gather vital patient information efficiently and effectively."

About Galvanon, Inc.

Galvanon helps healthcare organizations enhance the patient experience at home, in the hospital and in the physician’s office through innovative solutions such as kiosks, Web self-service applications and technology that streamlines everyday patient interactions and improves patient flow through the healthcare process. For more information, visit http://www.galvanon.com/healthcare.

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Cathi Hilpert

pr@galvanon.com

407-667-0669

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ganthony@galvanon.com

817-832-1060    

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