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Truven Health Analytics and Cerner Partner to Make Micromedex Integrated CareNotes Available to Cerner EHR Clients

Cerner® to Resell Micromedex® CareNotes® Patient Education Resources to its Ambulatory and Acute Care Hospital and Health System Customers

Ann Arbor, MI, Oct. 29, 2014 — Truven Health Analytics™ today announced an agreement with Cerner Corporation, a leading provider of health information and electronic health record (EHR) systems, to resell its Micromedex® CareNotes® product, a part of the Patient Connect Suite of patient and consumer education and engagement solutions. The evidence-based, health literacy standardized resources in CareNotes will be accessible directly from Cerner’s EHR by clinicians in Acute Care and Ambulatory facilities and will include resources for the Emergency Department, Inpatient Discharge Instructions, General Health Summaries, Pre-care, Inpatient, Laboratory and Medication Education, among other tools and content, in multiple languages.

The addition of CareNotes allows clinicians using Cerner solutions in virtually any care setting to seamlessly access, from within Cerner applications, trusted, evidence-based Micromedex CareNotes patient education resources. CareNotes can be used by provider organizations for Meaningful Use (MU) attestation as requirements evolve; and the integrated access helps clinicians increase efficiency, adoption, and use of relevant, meaningful education for patients and family members.

“This expansion of our patient education offerings with Micromedex CareNotes from Truven Health helps give our clients the ability to select patient education resources that they believe best meet the needs of their organization and the patients they serve while meeting the Meaningful Use requirement for EHR-identified patient-specific education resources. The relationship honors our commitment to our clients and increases their ability to make a beneficial patient education decision, ” said Jim Stewart, Senior Director, Cerner Corporation.

  • CareNotes patient departure instructions and education documents are written at a 5th to 7th grade reading comprehension level that helps to reach Joint Commission and Meaningful Use (MU) standards, and include:
  • CareNotes — Concise patient-handouts and discharge instructions covering disease, condition, treatment and procedure for pre- and post
  • - treatment patient care, self-care, diet, and exercise topics – for every venue of care.
  • Medication Instructions — Concise patient-handouts on the most commonly prescribed medications to guide patients on how to take their medications, what to avoid while taking these medications, precautions to be aware of, and possible side effects.
  • Consumer Lab Education — Concise patient-handouts to help patients understand procedures for frequently performed tests, including lab descriptions, results interpretation, risks, and descriptions of how the test is done, including how it will feel, and what follow-up is necessary.
About Cerner Cerner's health information technologies connect people, information, and systems, at more than 14, 000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients' clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner's mission is to contribute to the improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit www.cerner.com, read our blog at www.cerner.com/blog, connect with us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cerner

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