SOURCE: Emmi Solutions

Emmi Solutions

October 01, 2014 10:42 ET

Emmi Solutions Participates in Health Literacy Month

The 5th Annual Series Raises Awareness and Invites the Community to Share Their Perspectives

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) -  Emmi Solutions, a leader in outcomes-driven patient engagement, is devoting the month of October to discussing Health Literacy on their blog, "Engaging the Patient," with various industry experts contributing posts. This year, the assorted authors will look at how health literacy plays a role in too much or too little treatment along with challenges faced by clinicians and patients alike on understanding the latest screening or medication news and impact on their day-to-day lives.

Among the contributors included are Gary Schwitzer of HealthNews Review, Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated, and Becca Rothschild of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, who will be sharing their insights on how information is made available to the public, how it affects what are often life-changing treatment decisions, and how we can do a better job of helping people understand and navigate this mire of information and opinions. The theme of treating pain and challenges around accurately describing pain will also be examined by Dr. Judy Paice, Dr. Amy Bucher, and patients like Kerry O'Connell.

Executive Director of Patient Engagement for Emmi Solutions and blog moderator Geri Lynn Blaumblatt says, "While these perspectives are valuable, we know no one campaign, blog series or story will address or solve these challenges so we're hoping to spur additional conversations or insights that we aren't able to include." Baumblatt, a health literacy expert, has overseen the creation of multimedia, interactive programs that foster patient engagement and Shared Decision Making for over a decade. Read more about the origins of the nationally celebrated Health Literacy month here.

To stay up to date on the series, sign up for the "Engaging the Patient" mailing list: http://engagingthepatient.com/

To learn more about Emmi Solutions, visit: www.emmisolutions.com/solutions

About Emmi Solutions, LLC
Emmi's proprietary interactive communication methodology delivers actionable health information to patients via multiple modalities -- including computers, mobile phones and tablets -- at key moments across the continuum of care. Emmi's ability to connect with patients in language they understand at a time they are ready to learn and through the devices they already use has been demonstrated to help healthcare providers reduce costs, increase revenue and improve outcomes. The patented web-based platform allows providers to track the delivery and consumption of information to measure the clinical and financial impact of patient engagement and meet regulatory guidelines. The platform requires no installation or maintenance and can be used in stand-alone mode or fully integrated into existing systems. For more information, visit www.emmisolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

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