SOURCE: Healthwise, Incorporated

Healthwise, Incorporated

October 20, 2016 08:00 ET

Healthwise Health Education Generally Available Within Allscripts EHRs

New Infobutton integration makes high-quality, evidence-based patient education available in Allscripts electronic health record (EHR) solutions

BOISE, ID--(Marketwired - October 20, 2016) - Patients who receive health education engage more in their care, are less likely to utilize the emergency room or be readmitted, and are more satisfied with their care. Now, organizations who license any of the Allscripts' core EHR solutions can easily provide Healthwise® health education to their patients through new Infobutton integration to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction. This new capability improves user experience by making it easy for clinicians to provide high-quality, evidence-based resources to patients based on their conditions and health information.

Organizations that select the Infobutton offering will have access to patient instructions in multiple languages, enabling them to engage their diverse populations and meet key quality standards like Meaningful Use for patient-specific education resources.

"Allscripts is committed to making clinicians' work simpler and easier by streamlining and integrating processes and tools," explains Jim Hewitt, EVP of Solutions Development at Allscripts. "Having Healthwise patient education embedded directly into clinician workflow gives them tools to easily engage their patients with tailored health information."

"Achieving this new certification from Allscripts was a high priority for us," says Jim Giuffré, Healthwise President. "We know that people need information specific to them and their unique situations to make more informed choices and engage in their care. Working with Allscripts allows us to give even more people the education and tools they need to make better health decisions."

Healthwise health education, technology, and solutions are available on the Allscripts Application Store. Healthwise health education material integrated via InfoButton is directly licensed through Healthwise and is easy to deploy to all EHR users.

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. In 2014, Healthwise merged with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation to further advance the mission. People have turned to Healthwise information more than 1.5 billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, care management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. www.healthwise.org. 1.800.706.9646

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