Today’s patients are taking a proactive approach to managing their health, which means they’re seeking proven, current educational material about conditions and treatments. As a result, providers are in need of comprehensive and reliable patient education materials. To underscore this important trend, the ARRA incentives for Stage 1 Meaningful Use also require that education material be available to patients.
As part of your comprehensive HIE strategy, RelayClinical™ Education supplies healthcare providers and patients with comprehensive, reliable healthcare information through text, graphics, digital animations, and educational videos. As part of the RelayClinical™ Platform, it can help satisfy the patient education criteria for Stage 1 Meaningful Use.
RelayClinical Education is developed by physicians, nurses, and pharmacists at some of the nation’s leading health institutions. It includes more than 5,000 health topics and advisories for over 6,000 medications. To enhance patient learning, educational content is available in text, audio, video and illustrated formats. Many topics are available in Spanish.
Studies show that visual processing of color illustrations, animations and video content can reduce learning time by 50% and increase retention by 80%. Digital animations, ranging from 20 seconds to 2 minutes in length, provide your patients with examples of common diagnoses and procedures for maximum understanding of the condition or procedure.
With RelayClinical Education, your entire health system has access to one comprehensive database of updated patient education materials. These are available online or via DVD, eliminating the effort and cost of developing, printing and storing materials. For health systems leading community-wide health information exchange, RelayClinical Education represents a valuable addition to support your efforts.