SOURCE: Health Language, Inc.

Health Language, Inc.

July 14, 2011 07:45 ET

Emmi Solutions Selects Health Language to Enhance Usability of Patient Engagement Programs

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Jul 14, 2011) - Health Language, Inc. ® (HLI), the global leader in medical terminology management, today announced that Emmi Solutions, LLC has selected HLI to further enhance the usability of Emmi Solutions' interactive programs that inform and engage patients. HLI will work with Emmi Solutions to create an index that will make it easier for healthcare providers to identify and "prescribe" the appropriate Emmi® programs to patients across the continuum of care. This initiative is part of Emmi's ongoing commitment to improve the patient experience by expediting access to important, time-critical information about a planned procedure or a chronic condition.

HLI and Emmi Solutions will work together to help patients become actively engaged in their own care. HLI will utilize its Language Engine, which enables interoperability at healthcare organizations, government agencies and standards organizations worldwide, to develop an index that will help deliver the full benefit of Emmi's patient-engagement programs.

"We are always seeking opportunities to simplify the process of providing patients with the right information at the right time," said Devin Gross, CEO at Emmi Solutions. "Working with HLI to incorporate user-friendly indexing will help nurses, physicians, and patients gain the greatest benefit from our programs."

Interactive Emmi programs are written in plain language and incorporate audio and visual techniques to help patients make sense of vital evidence-based medical information. Secure and trackable, Emmi programs enable healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience across the continuum of care.

"Emmi Solutions is already a leader in helping patients take an active role in their care, as well as enabling hospitals to deliver better, safer and more cost-effective treatment," said George Schwend, HLI's CEO and president. "We are pleased to help Emmi Solutions bring together hospitals and patients more efficiently. Enhancing communication between both parties is key to achieving a patient-centered approach that is the future direction for healthcare delivery."

About Emmi Solutions, LLC
Healthcare providers use Emmi® programs to engage patients and attribute their use with reduced surgical cancellation rates, length of stay and malpractice claims, and improved efficiency and patient satisfaction. The interactive media platform enables hospitals to track patient participation, enhance the patient experience and meet regulatory guidelines. For more information, visit http://www.emmisolutions.com/.

About Health Language Inc.
Denver-based Health Language, Inc. (HLI) develops and delivers state-of-the-art software solutions that automatically incorporate medical vocabulary and coding standards into healthcare information technology (HCIT) applications. HLI's Language Engine (LE) allows centralized access to medical terminology standards and generates mappings to create a common pool of standardized codes and concepts that enhance patient safety, facilitate clinical outcomes analysis and accelerate reimbursement. It also provides standards for modeling, storing, updating and distributing information consistently for interoperability between hospitals, regions and countries. For more information, visit www.healthlanguage.com or call 720.940.2900.

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