September 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 5 

      Clinical Matters  Optimizing Decision Support with Human Expertise

  What's New Boost Medication-Related HCAHPS Scores Fast with Medication Essential Fact Sheets

 

  Tip & Tricks Learn Shortcuts, Effective Search Strategies, and Additional Features to Save You Time

  Product Updates New Enhancements to Streamline Your Micromedex® Experience – Now Available

 

  In the Spotlight Patient Engagement Outside Hospital Walls

  Clinical Content Updates Selected New Drug Approvals, New FDA-approved Indications, New Off-label Indications and More
  Events Events planned for October and November 

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Clinical Matters

Optimizing Decision Support with Human Expertise

Clinicians need access to current and accurate evidence-based information to deliver the best possible care to patients. But wading through vast amounts of medical literature - and trusting it - is too often challenging at the point of care. 

Check out Modern Healthcare Perspectives - featuring our experts sharing their perspective on what effective clinical decision support should look like, and how trusted information can improve outcomes for patients.

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What's New

Boost Medication-Related HCAHPS Scores Fast with Medication Essential Fact Sheets

Scoring well on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey is important to your reputation and bottom line. 

Introducing Medication Essential Fact Sheets - increase patient satisfaction and boost medication-related HCAHPS scores with consistent, concise and easy to read medication education handouts designed to reinforce medication adherence and compliance. Learn more.

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Tips & Tricks

Learn Shortcuts, Effective Search Strategies, and Additional Features to Save You Time.

Whether you're a new user or a seasoned expert, our training resources help you get the most out of your Micromedex® Solutions.

Did you know our Training Center offers a multitude of course formats and learning opportunities – free of charge? Simply select the solution and format most suited to your needs and schedule including:

  • Live webinars
  • Recorded webinars
  • Hands-on tutorials
  • Video demonstrations
  • Train-the-trainer materials

View a full list of courses and learning opportunities.  

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Product Updates

New Enhancements to Streamline Your Micromedex® Experience – Now Available

The latest enhancements to Micromedex Clinical Knowledge deliver a streamlined experience and advance our commitment to continuous improvements.  Now live enhancements include:  

  • At-a-glance visual indicators to quickly identify clinical actions and next steps
  • Restyled content layout for clear and concise results
  • One-click access to online user tips and resources

View an on-demand recorded training session and get acquainted with the latest updates. 

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In the Spotlight

Patient Engagement Outside Hospital Walls

Hospitals that provide high-quality, comprehensive, consistent patient education to patients at every stage of care and every venue of care can ensure that patients are receiving the health information they need, when and where they need it. Delivering effective education engages patients to be active participants in their care, resulting in better patient outcomes, improved satisfaction, and fewer readmissions.

Coming Soon. More Ambulatory CareNotes® Titles to Educate and Engage Your Patients

With Micromedex CareNotes, you deliver clinically consistent, evidence-based patient education across the care continuum, for every venue of care, including the ambulatory setting. Coming in Q4 2015, more ambulatory titles will be available, and they will be accessible as a document type within your workflow. Stay tuned for this significant release.

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Clinical Content Updates

Click here for selected new drug approvals, new FDA-approved indications, new off-label indications and more.

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Events

Check out where we'll be in October and November.    

Stop by and visit with us!

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Trusted Evidence Mobile Support Resource Center

Get the Facts: Health System Achievers

The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study identifies health system leadership teams that have effectively aligned outstanding performance across their organizations, and achieved more reliable outcomes in every member hospital. Truven Health Analytics measures U.S. health systems based on a balanced scorecard across a range of performance factors: care quality, patient safety, use of evidence-based medicine, operational efficiency, and customer perception of care. Review the data here.


Get the Facts: Efficient Purchasing and Performance

Spending on supplies and pharmaceutical services varies among U.S. hospitals. It is not uncommon for hospitals with similar types of patients, including case mix and severity, to have significant differences in purchasing intensity for certain clinical services. Even small changes in efficiency can make a difference for hospitals and health systems, because supply-chain spending typically accounts for hospitals' biggest spend after labor costs. Costs totaled about $74 billion in 2012, according to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association. Review the data here.

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