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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...

2011-05-04 15:37:20

As the presence of social media continues to increase as a form of communication, health organizations are searching for the most effective ways to use the online tools to pass important information to the public. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that nonprofit organizations and community groups appear to be more actively engaged in posting health information and interacting with the public on Twitter than other types of health-related organizations, such as health...

2011-05-02 12:25:10

MD Anderson nurse recommends health practitioners assess health literacy to overcome barrier to quality care Low health literacy is a significant barrier to quality care, especially among elderly patients, but increased use of simple and effective health literacy assessment tests by nurses and clinicians can help improve communication and health outcomes. Several screening tools are available to assess health literacy but they are underutilized, according to a presentation at the 36th Annual...

2011-04-27 06:22:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An examination of health literacy (such as understanding basic health information) among managed care patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management, found that nearly one in five have low health literacy, which was associated with a higher all-cause risk of death, according to a new study. Health literacy is understanding, obtaining, and processing basic health information and services needed to make adequate health decisions. Many U.S....

2011-04-27 01:52:39

An examination of health literacy (such as understanding basic health information) among managed care patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management, found that nearly one in five have low health literacy, which was associated with a higher all-cause risk of death, according to a study in the April 27 issue of JAMA. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate...

2011-04-05 19:00:00

LA HABRA, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its efforts to increase awareness of health literacy and share innovative solutions, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement's CEO Gloria Mayer, RN, EdD, and COO Michael Villaire, MSLM, have guest-edited a special issue of the journal Nursing Outlook. The March/April 2011 issue is dedicated to health literacy, which has been defined as "The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand...

2011-03-31 15:59:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross is offering a free web-based course for community health workers in an effort to help reduce health disparities and empower patients. This course gives these important community resources tools to help patients communicate better with their doctors and more effectively navigate the healthcare system. This course is available in both English and Spanish. "We know that miscommunications sometimes occur between doctors...


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