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Truven Health Analytics Releases New Enhancements to Micromedex® CareNotes® Patient Education Solution

Patient Education Tools Improve Ambulatory Care Inside and Outside the Hospital

Ann Arbor, MI, Nov. 09, 2015 — Truven Health Analytics, ™ a leading provider of healthcare data and analytics solutions and services, today announced the release of new enhancements to its Micromedex® CareNotes® patient education solution. The solution, which is part of the Micromedex Patient Connect Suite, will now feature an expanded ambulatory care offering which allows clinicians to provide critical patient education resources for outpatient services.

“Research shows us that patients who understand their conditions, medications and treatment are more likely to actively participate and be more satisfied with their overall healthcare experiences, ” said Fiona McNaughton, senior director of product management at Truven Health Analytics. “With a much larger proportion of hospital care now being administered on an outpatient basis, it has become critical that the highest standard of post-care patient education be provided for ambulatory services so hospitals can continue to improve outcomes across the full spectrum of care.”

New enhancements to Micromedex CareNotes include an expanded scope of educational resources for patients receiving ambulatory care, allowing providers to offer a tailored set of documents to patients being treated both inside and outside the hospital walls. All information included in Micromedex CareNotes is updated monthly to account for any changes in treatment or follow-up care, based on published medical literature. CareNotes is available online and may be integrated into all leading EHRs.

The Micromedex Patient Connect Suite is a powerful combination of patient education and consumer engagement resources that includes the following solutions: Micromedex Patient Education, featuring CareNotes; Micromedex Consumer Health Education, featuring SmartEngage™; Micromedex Pediatric Video Education, featuring Health Nuts Media. It also includes the new Medication Essential Fact Sheets, which are easy-to-read handouts designed to reduce readmissions and increase patient satisfaction, ultimately helping to boost medication-related Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores.

For more information, visit micromedex.com/carenotes/updates.

About Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health Business

Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson Health™ business, provides market-leading performance improvement solutions built on data integrity, advanced analytics and domain expertise. For more than 40 years, our insights and solutions have been providing hospitals and clinicians, employers and health plans, state and federal government agencies, life sciences companies and policymakers, the facts they need to make confident decisions that directly affect the health and well-being of people and organizations in the US and around the world. The company was acquired by IBM in 2016 to help form a new business, Watson Health. Watson Health aspires to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and cognitive insights.

Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as MarketScan®, 100 Top Hospitals®, Advantage Suite®, Micromedex®, Simpler® and ActionOI®. Truven Health has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, MI, Chicago, IL, and Denver, CO.


Brian Erni
For Truven Health Analytics
J. Roderick, Inc. Public Relations