For Immediate Release


ADAM and Truven Health Micromedex Solutions Offer Comprehensive Patient Education and Consumer Engagement Resources for Hospitals and Healthcare Consumers

The Complete Patient Engagement Bundle featuring Micromedex® Patient Ed + A.D.A.M. SmartEngage™ provides clinically consistent resources for every stage of care on the Web, in Patient Portals, and via Electronic Health Record (EHR) integration


Ann Arbor, MI, Mar. 05, 2013 — Truven Health Analytics™, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, today announced a new, integrated Patient Education, Consumer Engagement and outbound Consumer Marketing content solution 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 (HIS).

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.
About A.D.A.M/Ebix, Inc.:
A.D.A.M. is a business unit of Ebix focused on providing innovative multimedia health content trusted by best-in-class websites, consumer health portals, healthcare, biomedical, medical device, pharmaceutical and education organizations.

A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, Ebix, Inc., (NASDAQ: EBIX) provides end-to-end solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency systems and BPO services to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry.

With 30+ offices across Brazil, Singapore, Australia, the US, New Zealand, India and Canada, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of insurance and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. Ebix’s focus on quality has enabled it to be awarded Level 5 status of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model (CMM). With a recent ISO 27001-security certification, the Company also has an ISO 9001:2000 certification for both its development and BPO units in India. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com.



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

Truven Health Analytics an IBM Company, delivers the answers that clients need to help them improve healthcare quality and access while reducing costs. We provide 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 help them make confident decisions that directly affect the health and well-being of people and organizations in the U.S. and around the world.

Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as MarketScan®, 100 Top Hospitals®, Advantage Suite®, Micromedex®, Simpler®, ActionOI® and JWA. Truven Health has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit http://truvenhealth.com.



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