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2012-02-22 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Nuts Media announces the completion of Understanding Diabetes, a seven-part animated video series designed to educate children and their parents about diabetes diagnosis and management. This series adds to the growing library of digital health literacy content Health Nuts Media has made available to hospitals and private practice physicians for their pediatric patients. Watch the videos at...

2011-10-20 18:00:00

Better health literacy yields benefits for payers, providers, and patients Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Dr. Laura Andrade, EdD, Director of Education Services at Hayes, Inc., will be the featured guest on the October 21, 2011, radio broadcast of Life Love & Health hosted by Christopher Springmann. Dr. Andrade will discuss how an improvement in health literacy and health communication is an essential component in improving individual and public health....

2011-10-19 06:30:00

RARITAN, N.J., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD), in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), today unveiled new consumer survey results and a report revealing the state of blood test health literacy in the United States with strategies to support much-needed patient education and empowerment. The first step: ensuring patient access to and understanding of blood test results, a critical component to maintaining health and...

2011-09-19 23:46:43

Oncologists and their patients are increasingly challenged with making difficult decisions about screening, prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, most patients are neither armed with adequate knowledge nor the means of interpreting the information they do have in a qualitatively and quantitatively useful way. In a commentary published Sept. 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Angela Fagerlin, Ph.D., of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the...

2011-09-15 14:00:00

Nation's First Interactive Spanish Health Literacy Software Bethesda, Md (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy Advisor (HLA), the nationâs only interactive health literacy software tool, today launched the Spanish HLA--Asesor de Comunicación en Salud.â“ž¢ Like its English counterpart, the Spanish HLA streamlines the health literacy review process. It scans, reviews, assesses, and helps...

2011-06-26 00:02:05

HLI Launches 2011 National Health Literacy Innovators Contest Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 25, 2011 Health Literacy Innovations, creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first and most comprehensive health literacy software tool, today announced the launch of the 2011 National Health Literacy Innovators Award. The contest, a national competition to reward innovators in health literacy, seeks the nation's best health literacy practices in print, in practice, and in the media. It is...

2011-05-15 00:02:35

Announces New Licensing Agreement with Health Literacy Innovations Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 Health Literacy Innovations, creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, today announced a new licensing agreement with Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc., a privately- held research and development company whose goal is to improve health through using the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change through computer and coaching based...

2011-05-12 22:48:52

Younger patients (under age 65) and those with lower health literacy were less likely to stick with telemonitoring technology for tracking their heart failure condition, compared to older patients and those with high health literacy skills, according to new research. Telemonitoring systems use information technology to monitor patients remotely. They are rapidly emerging as a strategy to improve care for patients with heart failure, however, results are mixed. This study finds that patient...

2011-05-11 12:01:00

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LodgeNet Healthcare, a division of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation and the leader in clinically integrated patient engagement solutions, announced today the availability of the whitepaper, "Patient & Family Engagement: Using Patient-Facing Technologies to Improve the Quality of Patient Care." The paper describes how an integrated approach to patient engagement that incorporates television-based technology will help hospitals meet the...

2011-05-06 13:50:28

Improving health literacy could benefit patients Many patients on dialysis may not understand medical information critical to their wellbeing, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that clinicians must understand and address the limited health literacy of patients with kidney disease. Patients with limited health literacy"”the ability to obtain, process, and understand health...