A.D.A.M., Truven Health Offer Comprehensive Patient Education

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ANN ARBOR — Truven Health Analytics, formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters, has announced a new patient education, consumer engagement and consumer marketing content system for hospitals and health systems.

The Complete Patient Engagement Bundle, featuring Micromedex Patient Education and A.D.A.M. SmartEngage from Ebix Inc. (Nasdaq:EBIX), delivers evidence-based patient education resources to clinicians at the point of care, coupled with reliable, consistent and accurate consumer information on relevant healthcare concerns across the care continuum.

This integrated, evidence-based education resource is available across multiple platforms, including hospital Web sites, patient portals and on clinician and consumer mobile devices, and it can be accessed by nurses, doctors and pharmacists through their Health Information System.

The Complete Patient Engagement Bundle provides patient discharge instructions and patient-specific educational materials for the continuum of care, as well as consumer engagement and tools that help hospitals become trusted heath information resources for their consumers, patients and communities.

In addition to supporting organizational goals for Meaningful Use attestation and HCAHPS improvement, the Complete Patient Engagement Bundle essential tools and information bundle are designed to increase loyalty and hospital preference by providing clinically consistent, patient-centered information when and where patients need it. And, by integrating a single source of evidence-based education across multiple platforms, including embedding it in the EHR for access by clinicians in any care setting, hospitals can inform and engage their patients as active participants in their own care while they promote clinical consistency across the care continuum through tools that are convenient, easy-to-use, and efficient for clinicians, patients and consumers.

A.D.A.M. SmartEngage is complete with the most credible collection of online health content integrated with award-winning medical illustrations, HD videos and interactive tools to guide patients and consumers in making the best health decisions, all while connecting them to medical facilities, services and doctors.

In addition, the bundle includes Micromedex Patient Education, featuring CareNotes, which provides patient discharge instructions as well as education handouts and engagement resources for the continuum of care, including pre-care and inpatient education in addition to discharge education for Diagnosis and Condition, Medication, Laboratory Tests and more. The EHR-ready resources are designed to work in vendor-specific information systems to help clinicians increase efficiency, educate patients and family members, and improve patient outcomes.

CareNotes documents are written at a 5th to 7th grade reading comprehension level, which helps hospitals reach Joint Commission, Core Measures and Meaningful Use standards. Among information included in CareNotes are the following:
• CareNotes documents — Concise patient-handouts covering disease, condition, treatment and procedure for pre-care, inpatient, discharge and the ED; including, self-care, diet, and exercise topics.
• Medication Instructions — Comprehensive set of concise patient-handouts covering over 2,000 medications, written to support HCAHPS
• Consumer Lab Education — Concise patient-handouts to help patients understand procedures for approximately 500 frequently performed tests, including lab descriptions, results interpretation, risks, and descriptions of how the test is done such as how it will feel, and what follow-up is necessary.

To learn more about how your organization can purchase The Complete Patient Engagement Bundle from A.D.A.M./Ebix and Truven Health Micromedex Solutions, call (888) 612-2964, option 4, or visit www.micromedex.com.

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