CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Physicians seeking to inform their patients to the benefits of the influenza vaccine now have free access to an interactive multimedia program created by Emmi Solutions. The program – “Getting the Flu Vaccine” – explains basic facts about influenza and addresses many of the common reasons that patients give for not receiving the vaccine.
A recommendation from a healthcare provider is one of the strongest drivers for high-risk patients who choose to be vaccinated. Studies have measured the impact of educational patient programs and confirm they are effective ways to boost immunization rates.1
“We created this program as part of our commitment to partnering with healthcare providers to give patients the right tools to take a more active, responsible role in their healthcare,” explains Emmi Solutions CEO Devin Gross. “If everyone who is supposed to be vaccinated is, thousands of hospitalizations and deaths could be prevented.”
This brief program uses easy-to-understand language – supported by audio, text and images – to answer questions such as “Who should get the flu vaccine?” and “Can the flu vaccine get you sick?” The program also addresses issues such as the importance of getting the vaccine if somebody you know is pregnant, elderly, a small child, or has a chronic condition.
Healthcare providers, hospitals, health plans and employers are encouraged to take full advantage of the program to inform patients, members and employees about the flu vaccine and to increase vaccinations. To gain access to the program for your website, blog or Facebook page, visit www.emmisolutions.com/seasonal-flu.
About Emmi Solutions
Healthcare providers use Emmi® programs to engage patients and attribute their use with reduced surgical cancellation rates, length of stay and malpractice claims, and improved efficiency and patient satisfaction. The interactive media platform enables hospitals to track patient participation, enhance the patient experience and meet regulatory guidelines. For more information, visit the Emmi Solutions website at www.emmisolutions.com.
Participate in Emmi Solutions’ blog, Engaging the Patient, by visiting http://engagingthepatient.com
1 Nichol KL. Improving influenza vaccination rates among adults. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 2006; 73:11:1009-1015.
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