|[November 19, 2012]
Truven Health Analytics Announces Expansion of the Micromedex® CareNotes® System Patient Education Solution for the Middle East
ANN ARBOR, Mich. & ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates --(Business Wire)--
Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson
Reuters (News - Alert), today announced the expansion of the Micromedex®
CareNotes® System patient education solution to include a total of
600 educational handouts in Arabic.
The expanded CareNotes offering was launched at the 5th Medication
Safety Conference 2012, focusing on Medication Safety in the Middle
East. The conference takes place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,
15-17 November 2012.
CareNotes enables over 5,500 healthcare institutions in 83 countries to
educate patients on their specific condition before, during and after
their hospital stay. Offered in up to 15 different languages, CareNotes
are distributed as customizable handouts that act as easy-to-understand
instructions covering common conditions, procedures and medications. The
handouts include color depictions, 3D imaging, and are written without
institutional jargon to allow understanding for all audiences.
"Providing clear and concise educational materials written in patients'
and their families' native language increases the likelihood of
compliance with follow up care instructions," said Jon Challenger,
director, EMEA and South Asia at Truven Health Analytics. "As a result,
medication errors are reduced and hospital readmissions decrease, which
results in not only better patient safety, but improved outcomes as
well. Spoken by over 280 million people, Arabic is one of the most
widely nderstood languages in the world, making the launch of these
Hospitals in the Middle East use CareNotes to help them achieve Joint
Commission International and other national and international
accreditation. When integrated into the hospital's existing information
systems, CareNotes provides an electronic audit trail to track which
information has been provided to patients and their families; and when.
"Our staff relies on the comprehensive, evidence-based information of
Micromedex," said Dr. Masood Farooki, supervisor, pharmacy services at
Saudi Arabia-based Dhahran Health Center, Aramco. "Having that same
consistent quality in our patient education materials, Arabic CareNotes,
gives us confidence that we are delivering better care, and ensuring
"Micromedex is a trusted and dependable source for healthcare
institutions around the world," said Thomas Hegelund, Executive vice
president for the clinician business of Truven Health Analytics. "The
expansion of our Arabic language patient education offering is a step
closer to ensuring patient safety and support extend around the globe."
For more information on Micromedex
CareNotes, click here.
For additional information on the 5th
Medication Safety Conference, including details about the Truven
Health Analytics workshop on 17 November 2012, click here.
About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson (News - Alert)
Reuters, delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and
services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies,
employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies have
relied on its solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics
combines deep clinical, financial, and healthcare management expertise
with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make
healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize
opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven
Health Analytics employs approximately 2,200 people worldwide and has
its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Denver. For more
information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com.
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