ANN ARBOR (WWJ) — Truven Health Analytics has announced a new partnership with Altadena, Calif.-based Health Nuts Media to deliver animated videos designed to help children better understand the health care challenges they or their families may be facing.

By integrating these videos into the Micromedex Patient Connect Suite, the company now offers a full and comprehensive pediatric educational and instructive set of resources to hospital patients and clinicians nationwide.

Health Nuts Media is an Emmy Award-winning producer of animation-based, pediatric patient health education. The pediatric videos — which are short and direct animated movies that explain difficult concepts using terms, graphics, and characters to which children can relate — are used by healthcare providers and patients alike as a way to foster health literacy and ease a child’s concerns about specific healthcare conditions.

The video content will be included as part of Micromedex CareNotes patient education documents, a core component of the Patient Connect Suite. While the Micromedex CareNotes help parents understand and explain their child’s condition and care, the Health Nuts Media animated videos support that explanation and encourage engagement directly with the child as well as the parent. Combining the simplified, explanatory content of the pediatric education videos with the evidence-based, instructive content of CareNotes provides a more complete, interactive, and effective patient education experience.

Said Tina Moen, chief clinical officer of Truven Health Analytics: “Leveraging Micromedex and Health Nuts Media resources as a single solution for pediatric patient education resources enables clinicians to quickly and reliably access relevant, clinically consistent information in any venue of care and to supply the information in a format that adults and children can best understand.”

Micromedex pediatric video education, which includes Health Nuts Media video content and Micromedex CareNotes patient education and patient discharge instructions, is available in a range of value-based bundles (Basic, Plus, Complete) that include varying levels of clinical content — from “The ABC’s of Health Literacy” to “Common Conditions” and high-use libraries such as asthma and diabetes.

Available content includes:
* A video library covering 200+ topics (English and Spanish)
* 6,000+ articles (approx. 2,000 available in Spanish)
* Wellness Centers
* Interactive options such as: Games, Calculators, Experiments, Quizzes
* Format Options: MP4 or QuickTime
* Delivery Options: Hospital website, in-room monitors, hospital network
* Printable patient instructions that can be customized and integrated into hospital HIS or patient portals (English and Spanish)

Micromedex Solutions are a single-source of integration-ready, evidence-based patient education, consumer education and clinical decision support. The patient connect suite provides CareNotes — concise patient education handouts covering disease, condition, treatment, and procedure for pre-care, inpatient, discharge, and ED topics. It also includes medication instructions, a set of patient instructions covering thousands of medications, written to support HCAHPS, and consumer lab education, which contains information for hundreds of frequently performed tests including lab descriptions (how the test is done, how it will feel, what follow-up is necessary), risks, and results interpretation.

To learn more, call (800) 525-9083, ext. 4.


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