“Integrated offering will improve patient understanding of medication”
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Polyglot Systems, Inc. and Family Health Network will partner to integrate Polyglot’s Meducation® technology into Family Health Network’s Connected for Lifesm platform, an online program that enables healthcare providers and caregivers to remotely monitor, record and track a patient’s health status and medication use on a daily basis. Meducation® will enhance Connected for Lifesm by delivering easy-to-understand written medication instructions and video demonstrations of proper medication use in multiple languages.
“Increasing patient understanding improves health and drives down costs. It is critical that health information be delivered in ways that are easy to understand,” said Harry Bailes, Family Health Network’s CEO. “Our Connected for Lifesm platform has been widely acclaimed for its ability to enhance patient-provider communication with its user-friendly, patient-centered design. Polyglot’s Meducation® technology is a natural fit for us and complements our focus on effective communication.”
By delivering multi-lingual medication instructions in simplified, easy to understand formats, Meducation states that nearly one in three Americans struggle with the complexity with which medication instructions are usually written. Patients are more likely to take their medications correctly if their medication instructions are easy to understand. It is estimated that improper medication use results in more than $200 billion in additional healthcare costs and thousands of hospital and nursing home admissions.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Family Health Network,” said Polyglot Systems’ CEO Sims Preston. By integrating with their Connected for Lifesm technology, we will have a new way to deliver Meducation® content to the patient in his or her home. The opportunities for improving patient health and reducing healthcare costs are tremendous.”
About Polyglot Systems
Polyglot Systems is a leading provider of software-based communication solutions for health care. The company is headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle. Visit www.pgsi.com for additional information.
About Family Health Network
Family Health Network develops integrated technology solutions that connect patients with members of their care team, opening the door to improved communication and better health outcomes. Family Health Network’s Connected for Lifesm holds the promise to be the centerpiece of a next generation of patient-centered care. For more information, please visit http://www.familyhealthnetwork.com/.
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