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Truven Health Micromedex Solutions Provide Patient Education Resources to Enhance Emmi Solutions Platform

Emmi Solutions now offers Micromedex® Patient Education evidence-based resources, including discharge instructions, through its interactive patient-communication platform

Ann Arbor, MI, Jul. 10, 2013 — Truven Health Analytics™ today announced a new partnership with Emmi Solutions, a leader in outcomes-based patient engagement. Truven Health Analytics has been selected to be the preferred provider of patient discharge instructions, which is a section of the content in the Emmi patient education library, used to support patient engagement across every stage of care. Integrating Micromedex® Patient Education resources, including Micromedex CareNotes® patient discharge instructions into the Emmi® platform, which has the ability to prescribe, track and store patient interactions, will help providers meet meaningful use criteria and regulatory guidelines.

“Providers rely on Emmi programs to help engage and educate patients across the entire continuum of care, ” explains Devin Gross, CEO, Emmi Solutions. “Our partnership with Truven Health adds another dimension to helping us deliver exceptional service to our clients when it comes to patient discharge instructions.”

CareNotes® patient-specific educational materials support hospitals’ goals for Meaningful Use attestation and HCAHPS improvement and, delivered via the Emmi platform, are designed to increase loyalty and hospital preference by providing clinically consistent, patient-centered information when and where patients need it. By integrating a single source of evidence-based education across multiple channels, including the EHR, hospitals can promote clinical consistency across the care continuum through tools that are convenient, easy-to-use, and efficient for clinicians, patients, and consumers. These instructive and educational resources also help organizations address patient health literacy and retention challenges and increase patient understanding and participation in their own care.

Micromedex CareNotes provides patient discharge instructions as well as education handouts and engagement resources for the entire continuum of care, including pre-care and inpatient education, as well as 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 and are available in up to 15 languages, which help 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.

About Emmi Solutions:

Emmi’s proprietary interactive communication methodology delivers actionable health information to patients via multiple modalities – including computers, mobile phones and tablets – at key moments across the continuum of care. Emmi’s ability to connect with patients in language they understand at a time they are ready to learn and through the devices they already own has been demonstrated to help healthcare providers reduce costs, increase revenue and improve outcomes. The patented platform allows providers to track the delivery and consumption of information to measure the clinical and financial impact of patient engagement and meet regulatory guidelines. The web-based platform requires no installation or maintenance and can be used in stand-alone mode or fully integrated into existing systems. Learn more by visiting http://www.emmisolutions.com.

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