National Award Recognizes Emmi Programs’ Impact on Patient Engagement

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communications in the Health Sciences has selected Emmi Solutions as the sole recipient of its highest professional award – the Frank H. Netter Award for Special Contributions to Medical Education. This award is given annually to the person or organization whose innovation most effectively demonstrates excellence in visual communication of health information.

“We are impressed with the breadth and quality of Emmi® programs,” said Jim Perkins, President of the Vesalius Trust. “The Trust is proud to recognize solutions like Emmi programs that demonstrate this level of excellence.”

Emmi Solutions creates Web-based interactive programs to inform and engage patients. Written in plain language, the programs use audio, text and images to help patients make sense of vital evidence-based medical information. More than 100 hospitals across the country use these programs to help patients prepare for procedures, make treatment decisions, manage chronic conditions, and comprehend clinical instructions.

In addition to winning the 2010 Netter Award, the company has received numerous honors including: FREDDIE Awards, Interactive Media Awards, Association of Medical Illustrator Awards, Institute for Healthcare Advancement Health Literacy Awards and Health and Science Communication Association Awards.

For more information about the Frank H. Netter Award, visit http://www.vesaliustrust.org/scholarships.html

About Emmi Solutions, LLC

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.

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