HUDSON, Ohio--(Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Lexicomp and UpToDate, both part of Wolters Kluwer Health, have collaborated to enhance the patient education leaflets in the Lexicomp Online product to include new and updated content.)--
“Highly respected in their industries, these are two companies within our organization that have worked together, pooling their resources, to enhance these leaflets which are critical to a patient’s understanding of their medications and conditions”
As a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, Lexicomp collaborated with UpToDate to enhance the overall patient education offering in Lexicomp Online. As a result, Lexicomp Online now offers an increased number of leaflets in the areas of Conditions, Procedures, Discharge Instructions, and Healthy Living, totaling more than 2300 leaflets, all of which are available in both English and Spanish. Lexicomp Online also offers more than 1800 adult medication leaflets and more than 1000 pediatric medication leaflets. All leaflets are written in a clear, concise, easy-to-read format (5th to 7th grade reading level) and are available in up to 19 languages to help support compliance and promote patient safety to a diverse patient population.
“Highly respected in their industries, these are two companies within our organization that have worked together, pooling their resources, to enhance these leaflets which are critical to a patient’s understanding of their medications and conditions,” commented David Del Toro, Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Drug Information at Wolters Kluwer Health. “It’s important that all patients can obtain easy-to-read educational information about their medications, treatments, and conditions, and we are proud to announce this unique offering.”
Later this quarter, Wolters Kluwer Health will announce an upcoming enhancement to the patient education delivery capability of materials within Lexicomp Online, including a new and improved API along with HL7 Info Button compliance. This improved functionality will give healthcare systems the ability to include the full suite of patient education leaflets and build links to these patient education leaflets from within their workflow.
Lexicomp is a leading provider of drug reference and data solutions for the healthcare industry. Pharmacists, physicians, nurses and dentists worldwide depend on the comprehensive, point-of-care information provided by Lexicomp to help enhance medication safety, improve patient outcomes and increase efficiency. Lexicomp drug information is accessible online, on the latest smartphones and tablets devices, and through integration with health information systems. An extensive library of print titles is also available. To learn more about Lexicomp drug information solutions, call 800.837.5394, 330.650.6506 or visit www.lexi.com.
Lexicomp is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).