Healthwise Launches its FHIR® App in Epic’s App Orchard to Improve Integration of High-Quality, Evidence-Based Patient Education

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BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Striving to improve health care quality and outcomes by making it easier to get patients the information they need to better manage their health, Healthwise announced today the availability of its patient education app, Healthwise® FHIR Solution for Epic: Point of Care, in Epic’s App Orchard. The adoption of the FHIR standard connects the healthcare industry in new and modern ways, improving interoperability.

The Healthwise for Point of Care solution, paired with FHIR technology, helps hospitals and health systems easily implement and seamlessly integrate patient education into their Epic EMR and patient portal platforms. The app and supporting APIs are cloud-hosted, so clinicians and patients always have the most up-to-date content.

Within their existing workflows, clinicians can select from Healthwise’s award-winning resources, including engaging videos and shared decision making tools. Clinicians can email the education so that patients have easy access to the information anytime, anywhere, on any device. Patient activity and responses are reported back to clinicians to give them new insight into the level of patient engagement. Organizations will be able to meet 2014 and 2015 Edition Meaningful Use requirements with over 3,500 patient instructions in English and Spanish, nearly 2,000 medication leaflets, and a selected list of instructions in 13 additional languages.

“Healthwise for Point of Care helps improve the health care experience for patients, clinicians, and our client organizations,” says Adam Husney, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthwise. “This is an exciting new way to use ground-breaking technology to help clinicians work more efficiently and provide patients with the latest health information, while moving toward greater interoperability.”

About Healthwise

Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. People have turned to Healthwise information more than 2 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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