Latest Health literacy Stories

2011-09-19 23:46:43

Oncologists and their patients are increasingly challenged with making difficult decisions about screening, prevention and treatment.

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

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.

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...

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.

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

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).

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.

2011-05-02 12:25:10

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.

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