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TVR Communications LLC and The Interactive Care Network (ICN) Team Up to Deliver New Solutions to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Enhance Discharge Planning.


Woodside, NY (August 12 , 2008) - TVR Communications LLC (TVRC) the leading provider of patient entertainment and information platforms in North America, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with The Interactive Care Network (ICN), to deliver discharge information to the patient at the bedside and streamline the discharge process.

The Interactive Care Network (ICN) is a web based resource tool and search engine of over 165,000 post acute care providers designed specifically for Interactive Patient Care Systems. The content provided is meant to efficiently and effectively assist hospital personnel and patients throughout the discharge process.

“TVRC is excited at this joint offering; there is such a natural fit between the two organizations. We see our partnership with The Interactive Care Network as a logical extension of our technology and services” said Edward Murphy, TVRC’s CEO. "We have a common passion - delivering quality information in a compelling manner to the bedside that drives patient satisfaction.”

“Our Mission to assist the discharge planning process while complementing the hospital’s emphasis on patient satisfaction and empowerment is very rewarding,” said Andy Figallo, Co-Founder of Interactive Care Network. “Partnering with a leader and innovator in the industry like TVR Communications helps ensure our progress toward a better patient experience”, he adds.

About TVR Communications, LLC
Founded in 1950, TVRC’s systems and 350 employees will deliver patient entertainment, education and communication services to over six million patients at over 250 healthcare locations in 2008. Based in New York City and with regional offices in New Jersey, Florida, California and Ontario, TVRC is a leading innovator in providing patient entertainment and education systems and services. For more information, please call 347-306-1214 or visit

About Interactive Care Network (ICN)
Strategic partnerships and specialized programming have established Interactive Care Network (ICN) as the premier interactive resource for researching post acute care needs during hospitalization. ICN provides hospitals with up to date, accurate information for over 165,000 facilities and post hospital care services on the television in the patient’s room. ICN’s application streamlines the discharge process for staff by maximizing communication and improving time management while empowering patients to take a more active role in their healthcare decisions. ICN’s content increases the potential for earlier decisions, smoother transitions, and better utilization. Greater awareness of their options facilitates patient/family involvement; reducing the impact of a stressful experience and positively influencing patient satisfaction. With its simple implementation and comprehensive content ICN has established itself as the ideal discharge planning solution for hospitals with interactive patient communication systems. Interactive Care Network is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please call 866.682.9103 or visit


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