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Elsevier's ExitCare Expands Collaboration with MEDITECH

LAKE ELMO, Minnesota, December 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

ExitCare's library of discharge instructions and patient education is available as an integrated solution through the MEDITECH Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Elsevier's ExitCare, an enterprise-wide solution for evidence-based patient education and discharge instructions, is now integrated directly with the MEDITECH Electronic Health Record (EHR).

In collaboration with MEDITECH, ExitCare's library of content, organized by care setting and composed of both Easy to Read and Standard content, is available in English and Spanish through MEDITECH's EHR, via the Patient Discharge Instruction application.  ExitCare's content is not only designed to offer healthcare providers an optimal user experience and more streamlined clinical workflow, but it is also intended to deliver relevant, condition-specific information to patients at the point of care.

"ExitCare's dedication to content design in accordance with health literacy principles supports enhanced communication between patients and providers for increased compliance, safety and satisfaction," stated Robert True, Manager of Business Development at MEDITECH.  "The ExitCare-MEDITECH collaboration is positioning providers to improve the documentation and delivery of healthcare information and services required across all care environments."

Elsevier's ExitCare provides associated print, electronic and video patient education content and tools that are critical to increasing patient engagement and reducing readmissions, and also meet the emerging needs of both hospitals and office-based physicians who wish to provide a multimedia education experience for their patients.  The ExitCare text-based content will also be fully accessible via MEDITECH's Patient & Consumer Health Portal offering, extending the integration benefits to wherever patients need it most.

"We are excited to be a MEDITECH collaborative solutions provider.  Our content and MEDITECH's technology platform complement each other to address customers' needs such as Meaningful Use, care transitions, improved outcomes, readmission reduction and more," said Richard Thompson, ExitCare's Executive Vice President of Strategic Partners.  "Embedding our solution into the clinical workflow through EHR integration continues to be the foundation of ExitCare's success and leadership position in the industry."

ExitCare is also working closely with MEDITECH to bring customers ExitCare OnScreen™, a video delivery system and content library for patient education.  It is an engaging collection of multimedia programs comprised of digital video, interactive questions and animated graphics.  Future integration within the MEDITECH platform will provide users the ability to launch ExitCare OnScreen and view reports directly from the MEDITECH application.

MEDITECH customers interested in accessing ExitCare discharge instructions and patient education content can contact ExitCare at +1-800-694-6669.

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About MEDITECH

MEDITECH has been the leader in the EHR industry since 1969. MEDITECH's applications unify clinical, administrative, and financial information across the healthcare continuum, including acute care, long-term care, home health care, and physician practices. Today, more than 2,300 institutions worldwide use MEDITECH's information systems. For additional information on MEDITECH products and services, visit http://www.meditech.com.

About Elsevier's ExitCare

Elsevier's ExitCare is the most integrated, enterprise-wide provider of print, video and interactive solutions for patient education. With development of thousands of health topics organized by relevant diagnosis and sourced with medication information, the ExitCare product suite provides consistency of information across all care settings and includes 12 different languages and content at various health literacy levels to maximize workflow efficiency, reduce hospital readmissions and increase patient comprehension.

About Elsevier Clinical Decision Support

Elsevier Clinical Decision Support, a division of Elsevier, the global leader in medical and health information, provides world class information and point-of-care technology solutions that optimize decisions and actions to improve the overall quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. The business delivers on this promise through actionable clinical content, care planning and documentation, drug reference and decision support, learning and performance management, and data mining and outcomes analytics solutions for provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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Director, Corporate Relations
Elsevier
+1-212-633-3164
c.capot@elsevier.com


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