YARDLEY, Pa.--(Krames StayWell, the nation’s leading health care communication and engagement company, has released a new service designed to ensure health care organizations can fulfill the patient and family engagement pillars of meaningful use. With the release of its new Infobutton solution, Krames StayWell is making it easier for a healthcare organization to use their certified EHR to identify patient education resources (a current Stage 1 requirement) and provide those resources to the patient through that EHR (a Stage 2 requirement removes the “if appropriate” wording) utilizing the Infobutton Standard (a Stage 2 EHR Certification Criterion). Additionally, the Krames StayWell Infobutton Solution via a patient portal will help an organization to make the suggested patient education information available within 36 hours after a discharge for viewing, downloading, or transmitting (another Stage 2 requirement).)--
“The 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary (HDD) provides Krames StayWell the ability to organize its patient education content to leverage standard terminologies. We’re excited to work with Krames StayWell to make its patient education content easily accessible and understandable across different health information systems.”
The Infobutton solution uses the 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary (3M HDD) from 3M Health Information Systems to encode and cross-reference Krames StayWell’s award-winning patient education content with clinical terminologies such as SNOMED, LOINC, and RxNORM, and major code sets including ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. The 3M HDD is a controlled medical vocabulary server that translates and integrates data from diverse systems into a common language. It maps medical terms to give data context and meaning, and is used to standardize data to make it interoperable and computable.
“The Infobutton Standard has been around for a while,” explained Stephanie Manning, Vice President, Digital Content for Krames StayWell. “What we’ve done by working with 3M is made it possible for healthcare organizations to leverage a wide range of code sets and any health IT system to trigger our content. Now healthcare facilities can capitalize on their IT investment to intelligently deliver Krames StayWell’s patient education content which has been proven to engage patients, drive behavior change, and deliver better outcomes while improving patient satisfaction and quality of care.”
Dr. Lee Min Lau, Chief Medical Informaticist for 3M Health Information Systems noted, “The 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary (HDD) provides Krames StayWell the ability to organize its patient education content to leverage standard terminologies. We’re excited to work with Krames StayWell to make its patient education content easily accessible and understandable across different health information systems.”
For more information about Krames StayWell content integration services, visit their website at http://www.kramesstaywell.com/krames-staywell-content-licensing or call 800-920-0870.
About Krames StayWell
Krames StayWell is the largest provider of patient education, consumer health information, and population health management communications in the country. Combining extensive technology and content assets with vast consumer insights and a strategic approach, Krames StayWell is uniquely qualified to engage consumers across the entire spectrum of their health care experience. Our best-in-class health communication solutions integrate print, interactive, and mobile formats at multiple touch points to attract and retain consumers, improve health outcomes, and lower costs. We deliver measurable results for hospitals, health care professionals, health plans, employers, retail pharmacies, government agencies, and association clients with world-class design, commitment to health literacy principles, and a focus on custom development. For more information, please visit www.kramesstaywell.com.
About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for market-leading coding solutions and ICD-10 expertise, 3M Health Information Systems also delivers innovative software and consulting services that raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement, computer-assisted coding, mobile physician applications, and document management. With a robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services to support the expansion and accuracy of EHRs and 28 years of healthcare experience, 3M Health Information Systems is the go-to partner for organizations worldwide that want to improve quality and financial performance. For more information, visit www.3Mhis.com/meaningfuldata/.