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November 6, 2014 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, is expanding its relationship with Amazing Charts, a division of Pri-Med™, to further both organizations' missions of enhancing prescription workflow and patient education. The new Pri-Med InLight™ electronic health record (EHR) system employs drug data from Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information solution, Medi-Span®, and makes Wolters Kluwer Integrated Patient Education available to all users.
Wolters Kluwer Health offerings have long powered decision support functionality in Amazing Charts EHR solutions for outpatient primary care and specialists' practices. After being acquired by Pri-Med in 2012, Amazing Charts chose Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information solutions to help build Pri-Med InLight, a problem-oriented medical record that emphasizes patient education and engagement. Currently in limited release, Pri-Med InLight debuts to the general marketplace in December 2014.
By 2015, both Amazing Charts EHR and Pri-Med InLight EHR will utilize Wolters Kluwer Integrated Patient Education, an easily accessible and searchable library of more than 6,000 patient-facing educational leaflets, available in up to 19 languages and designed to reinforce providers' advice and help patients better understand and comply with treatments. Integrated Patient Education provides Pri-Med InLight EHR users with materials on adult and pediatric medications, conditions, procedures, natural products, discharge instructions, and healthy living.
"When patients understand their treatment plans, they're more likely to adhere to them, and that can reduce time-consuming and costly readmissions and corrective treatments," stated Steven Kerscher, Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Drug Information, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "Wolters Kluwer Integrated Patient Education is designed to increase health literacy and engagement while improving patient outcomes. It aligns perfectly with the themes that guide Amazing Charts: Providing highly usable solutions for clinicians that help create more time for engaging directly with patients and focusing on connecting patients to their care."
"Amazing Charts and Pri-Med are focused on helping clinicians make better decisions at the point of care," said Christine Tremblay, Director of Product Strategy, Amazing Charts. "We support this mission by giving our customers the latest information about medications from Wolters Kluwer, so they can make smart choices for their patients. Education handouts reinforce these choices after the office visit because having more information helps increase patient adherence to prescribed medications. When combined with our patient portal for reminders and follow-up, our clinicians can increase patient contact and influence patient behavior."
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