Winning Solutions Improve the Informed Consent Process and Support Shared Decision Making
YARDLEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Krames Patient Education has been presented with two eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Krames Patient Consent™ won gold in Best Quality & Safety Communication and Krames WebConnect™ won gold in the Best Health/HealthCare Content category.
Winners were selected from nearly 1,300 entries based on a proprietary multi-point standard of Internet excellence.
“Our content and technology teams worked closely with customers and market experts to create these solutions that, at the end of the day, are designed to improve patient care and outcomes,” explained Stephanie Manning, Vice President of Electronic Solutions at Krames. “It is very gratifying to receive these eHealthcare Leadership awards further validating the response we have seen in the marketplace.”
Krames Patient Consent is a web-based solution designed to improve the informed consent process by providing patients with consent forms written in plain language supplemented by illustrated patient education created in accordance to health literacy design principles. Krames Patient Consent helps to set clear expectations and an understanding of patient responsibilities which leads to improved safety, better outcomes, increased patient satisfaction and a decreased risk of litigation. The latest version of Krames Patient Consent includes consent forms and patient education in English and Spanish for 200 of the most commonly performed procedures.
For additional information on Krames Patient Consent or to request a free trial, visit www.krames.com/consent.
Krames WebConnect features medical specialty-specific packages of interactive booklets and videos designed to promote the services of physician practices and centers of excellence at hospitals. Krames WebConnect provides consumers with the information they need to make informed healthcare decisions. To preview the WebConnect content packages, go to www.krames.com/webconnect.
Krames (a MediMedia Company) is the market leader in patient education and consumer health information solutions. Over 85 percent of American hospitals, as well as leading health plans, employer groups, private practices and pharmaceutical companies use Krames’ solutions to improve quality of care, streamline workflow and lower healthcare costs. Krames also brings health literacy expertise to American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association and American Lung Association patient education through exclusive partnerships with these respected organizations. Founded in 1974, Krames remains at the leading edge of patient education with innovative programs that utilize a comprehensive suite of print, electronic and video content. For more information, please visit www.krames.com.
Headquartered in Yardley, PA, with 1,700 employees in offices throughout the U.S., MediMedia changes consumer and professional behaviors through superior engagement, education and end-user preferences. Our health information services group creates, publishes, distributes, and syndicates on and off-line health information to help consumers make informed health decisions on behalf of a variety of sponsors, including providers – both hospitals and physicians, payers, and online media companies. Our health management services group provides population health management services which help consumers lower their health risk, enabling employers to lower their risks, utilization and ultimately their health care expenses. And finally, our professional segment derives its revenues from providing online/off-line professional promotion, engagement, and education services targeted to healthcare professionals and their patients
MediMedia is a Vestar Capital Partners portfolio company.
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