Patients who understand their conditions, medications, and treatment plans are more likely to actively participate in and be more satisfied with their healthcare. Provide your staff members with meaningful, actionable patient health education across the care continuum to facilitate this process.
Micromedex Patient Education, featuring CareNotes, is written at a 4th to 7th grade reading level following recommendations from the Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The CareNotes editorial staff’s mission is to create documents a patient can understand after the first read.
CareNotes covers the continuum of care from pre-care and inpatient venues to discharge instructions for the acute care, emergency department, and ambulatory settings. Topics include diseases, co-morbidities, diet, wellness, medication information, and laboratory tests that cover over 50 specialties. CareNotes help patients learn critical self-care and medication adherence information. To support your need to educate a broad population, all CareNotes are available in English and Spanish, and a subset of the most commonly accessed titles are available in an additional 13 languages.
CareNotes is delivered in a variety of formats (e.g., online, Infobutton enabled web service, hosted files) and supports Meaningful Use Stage Two and Stage Three patient education objectives for all major EMR vendors.
A subscription to CareNotes includes Micromedex Medication Instructions and can be supplemented with Medication Essential Fact Sheets (brief medication education) to support HCAHPS education and specific patient education needs.
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