Oakwood Picks Truven’s Micromedex For Patient, Consumer Education

ANN ARBOR — The Ann Arbor-based healthcare information and analytics firm Truven Health Analytics announced that Dearborn-based Oakwood Healthcare has selected Truven’s Micromedex system to integrate patient education and consumer engagement resources.

Oakwood has four hospitals with 1,129 licensed beds in southeast MIchigan.

The system will use Micromedex Integrated CareNotes to integrate patient discharge instructions, as well as other educational and instructional documents, directly into its electronic health record workflow.

Patients and the community will also have access to interactive, web-based health information, wellness tools, health assessments and actionable multimedia – all customizable to promote hospital brand and services lines.

Said Lois Souva, director of nursing practice and informatics, Oakwood Healthcare: “The integration of patient-specific resources saves our nurses time and provides them with several capabilities to improve workflow throughout the continuum of care — from patient and medication education at admission through post discharge. Extending our reach to the community with tools like this is just one more way we can meet our quality and wellness goals and provide information to the individuals and communities we serve.”

By Oakwood integrating a single source of evidence-based education and consumer health engagement resources across multiple platforms, including embedding it in the EPIC EHR for access in any care setting, Oakwood clinicians can inform and engage patients to be active participants in their own care while promoting clinical consistency across the care continuum through tools that are convenient, easy-to-use, and efficient for clinicians and patients.

Micromedex CareNotes and Consumer Health Education featuring SmartEngage are part of the Micromedex Patient Connect Suite, a single-source solution of products that delivers evidence-based, comprehensive, consistent patient health education and consumer health engagement resources for every stage of care, including patient instructions, education materials and engagement resources for diagnosis and condition, medication, and laboratory tests, and advanced multi-media tools in multiple languages.

To learn more about Micromedex Integrated CareNotes patient education and Consumer Health Education featuring SmartEngage, or how your organization can purchase Micromedex Solutions, please call (800) 525-9083, option 4, or visit www.micromedex.com.

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