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Patient Education Reference Center™ Certified to Meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 Criteria

~ Point-of-Care Resource is certified as an Electronic Health Record Module for Both Inpatient and Ambulatory Settings ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 16, 2014 — Patient Education Reference Center (PERC) from EBSCO Health has been certified as an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Module for both Inpatient and Ambulatory settings. PERC is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and supports Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

PERC provides health care professionals with evidence-based patient handouts that can be customized, printed and given to a patient at the point of care. The health care provider is able to go into a patient’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and click on the Infobutton for any diagnosis, medication or lab within a given record to access relevant patient education documents for the specific patient. The materials can then be printed, saved to a patient record and/or posted to a patient portal record.

The PERC certification is in accordance with the applicable Hospital and Eligible Providers certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under ARRA.

EBSCO Vice President of Medical Product Management and Chief Content Officer Betsy Jones says that by meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 Criteria and providing access to patient education content via the HL7 Infobutton Standard, PERC is now even more of an asset for healthcare providers. “PERC has always helped health care professionals by providing customized handouts that can be given to a patient at the point-of-care. Now PERC allows providers to continue to provide the valuable information conveniently through EMRs while also helping institutions comply with Meaningful Use requirements.”

The handouts provided by PERC are easy to read, include illustrations, and are structured to enhance patient knowledge and understanding of material. Topics covered include more than 4,000 common and chronic diseases and conditions; over 750 specific procedures and lab tests; more than 2,800 lifestyle and wellness topics; over 1,500 unique drugs (more than 8,000 brand and generic names); and discharge and home care information for more than 1,000 related topics. For more information on PERC visit http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/patient-education-reference-center.

EBSCO Health, a part of EBSCO Information Services, has several point-of-care resources that integrate evidence-based content into EMR systems. In addition to PERC, valuable clinical content is available from DynaMedNursing Reference Center andRehabilitation Reference Center.

About EBSCO Health
EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®DynaMed,Nursing Reference Center, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service, licensed databases (such as MEDLINE®), plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 375 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®DynaMedNursing Reference CenterPatient Education Reference CenterRehabilitation Reference CenterRehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source and SocINDEX as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

May 16, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

EBSCO Publishing Acquires PEMSoft to Expand its Evidence-Based Pediatric Content

~ Leading Pediatric Clinical Resource Now Part of

EBSCO Publishing’s High-Quality Point-of-Care Databases ~

 

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 9, 2013 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has expanded its evidence-based healthcare content with the acquisition of PEMSoft, a premiere pediatric point-of-care clinical information resource.

PEMSoft is an online clinical library and multimedia decision support system that addresses acute and chronic illness and injury conditions in children from newborn to young adult. PEMSoft was founded in 2003 by Ronald Dieckmann, MD, MPH, and Rob Pitt, MD. Dr. Dieckmann is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University ofCalifornia, San Francisco and served for 25 years as Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, San Francisco GeneralHospital. Dr. Pitt is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Queensland, and served for 25 years as Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

PEMSoft is available in either U.S. or U.K. English. The product features nearly 1,000 topics and nearly 3,000 proprietary high-quality medical images and videos, as well as several interactive tools for clinicians. The software is completely designed for fast, point-of-care use at the patient’s bedside. The extensive use of links, and intuitive navigation and search features make finding specialized topics easy. Popular modules include an extensive formulary with links to appropriate topics, medical calculators, as well as special sections for triage, signs and symptoms, procedures, quick reference and toxicology. Altogether, there are 41 sections in the vast PEMSoft database that address the entire spectrum of pediatric and neonatal disease and injury.

The unique and comprehensive resuscitation system “Resus Tool” provides exact treatment protocols, drug doses, infusion rates and equipment sizes for children with critical illnesses or injuries. The treatment interventions are based on the child’s length, weight or age and are totally customizable to the individual pediatric patient. Another interactive tool is “Calc” – a module that provides formulas and scoring systems for diagnosis and management of pediatric trauma, acute care, and critical care.  PEMSoft’s medical images, massive medical content, and its innovative interactive tools make it unique among clinical information resources.

EBSCO Publishing Senior Vice President of Product Management and Customer Satisfaction, Stratton Lloyd, says that PEMSoft was developed by leaders in the pediatric field to support pediatric healthcare professionals in a wide variety of healthcare settings and complements other products to make EBSCO a leading content provider in a critical specialty. “Drs. Dieckmann and Pitt have created a vital tool for pediatric care that shares EBSCO’s commitment to providing evidence-based, current, point-of-care information. PEMSoft will make a perfect addition to our clinical information product line which includes products such as DynaMed,  Nursing Reference Center and Patient Education Reference Center.

PEMSoft’s editorial board includes renowned physicians from highly regarded institutions such as Baylor, ChicagoChildrens Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Duke, Stanford University, UCLA, and University ofWashington. “The content development process that the experienced and diverse team of editors uses ensures that PEMSoft has the highest level of consistency, timeliness and quality,” says Dr. Dieckmann.

PEMSoft’s design and use of evidence-based content and multimedia elements help to assure access to online clinical information is fast, simple and intuitive. Dr. Pitt says that PEMSoft makes a difference throughout the clinical workflow. “PEMSoft has valuable content, organized in easy-to-find categories, so that doctors, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, paramedics and medical students can find what they need as quickly as possible.”

Dr.s Dieckmann and Pitt will continue their work as editors-in-chief with PEMSoft. More PEMSoft information is available at: http://www.pemsoft.com.

About PEMSoft

PEMSoft is an online clinical information system specializing in acute and chronic illness and injury conditions in children and adolescents. Founded in 2003 by Dr. W. Robert Pitt and Dr. Ronald Dieckmann, PEMSoft is constantly updated by a team of over fifty editors and hundreds of contributors worldwide.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 375 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®DynaMedNursing Reference Center,Patient Education Reference CenterRehabilitation Reference CenterRehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source andSocINDEX as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact:information@ebscohost.com.

February 1, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.