Making sure patients understand their diagnosis and the follow-up that is required is an essential area of patient care and providing accurate, trustworthy patient education is paramount for hospitals. An agreement between MEDITECH and medical content provider EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) promises to make sure patients leave the emergency room with evidence-based discharge instructions representing the best available medical information.

EBSCO is the provider of Patient Education Reference Center™ (PERC), a comprehensive collection of evidence-based discharge instructions and patient education. Under the agreement with MEDITECH, PERC discharge instructions will be accessible via the MEDITECH Health Care Information System (HCIS) later in 2010. Discharge instructions will be fully integrated into MEDITECH’s Emergency Department Management, Physician Care Manager, Patient Care System, and Oncology applications allowing clinicians to provide patients with the latest, evidence-based information upon discharge. Patients will gain comprehensive, easy-to-understand information regarding all aspects of their care.

For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Manager
EBSCO Publishing
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

Paul Berthiaume
Public Relations Manager
(781) 821-3000 ext. 5742