Gold Standard/Elsevier Promotes Medication Safety and Compliance via New MEDcounselor Languages with Consumer Medication Information in 12 Foreign Languages
– MEDcounselor Languages Improves Communications With Low-English
Proficiency Patients, Ensures Provider Compliance With Language Access
Services (LAS) Requirements
Gold Standard/Elsevier, (http://www.goldstandard.com/) a leading
developer of drug information and medication management solutions, announced
today the launch of MEDcounselor Languages, a module that provides trusted
consumer medication information in 12 foreign languages. The new MEDcounselor
Languages will enable healthcare providers to help non-English speaking
patients better understand their drug therapy, take their medications safely,
and avoid potentially harmful errors.
Based on state regulations and customer requests, the new languages
offered within MEDcounselor Languages include Arabic, Bengali, Chinese,
Creole (Haitian), French, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Tagalog
and Vietnamese – along with currently available Spanish and English.
Additional languages will be available in 2011.
“MEDcounselor Languages help pharmacies and health systems meet the needs
of culturally diverse populations while fulfilling government requirements
and meaningful use criteria for Language Access Services,” said
Languages, providers can enhance the care they provide, promote medication
knowledge, compliance and safety, and help patients and their families to
achieve better personal healthcare management.”
Providers can experience MEDcounselor Languages by joining
representatives from Gold Standard (booth #514) at the National Association
of Chain Drug Stores’ Pharmacy and Technology Conference (NACDS),
MEDcounselor Languages are available as an added module to Gold
Standard’s Clinical Pharmacology, (
http://www.clinicalpharmacology.com/?epm=2_1) a point-of-care drug reference,
and Alchemy, (http://www.goldstandard.com/pages/alchemy.html?epm=1_1) an
integrated drug database and decision support engine.
MEDcounselor Languages offers peer-reviewed content on the most
frequently used U.S. prescription and over-the-counter drugs (such as
medication uses, interactions and side effects), printable patient handouts,
and compliance with national standards for Consumer Medication Information
For more information on MEDcounselor Languages and related modules,
please call +1-866-417-9150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Gold Standard/Elsevier
to provide a complete suite of drug information and decision support
solutions. With a tenacious commitment to product quality, Gold
Standard/Elsevier solutions empower healthcare organizations, professionals
and consumers to meet the most pressing healthcare challenges, improve
patient safety and ensure optimal outcomes. To learn more about Gold
Standard/Elsevier, visit http://www.goldstandard.com.
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offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per
year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such
as ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), MD Consult
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bibliographic databases, and online reference works.
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legal, education and business-to-business sectors,
high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing
emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery.
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Tom Reller Vice President of Global Relations, Elsevier +1-212-462-1912 T.Reller@Elsevier.com
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