Elsevier Selected by Bellin Health as ‘Partner of Choice’

Elsevier Interactive Patient Education will help Bellin share valuable, personalized, evidence-based information with patients

Philadelphia, PA, October 19, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it has been selected as a ‘Partner of Choice’ by Bellin Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals, an inpatient psychiatric center, multiple mental health services locations, 31 primary care physician clinics, urgent care, retail health clinics and fitness centers. Elsevier will provide Bellin Health with peer-reviewed, evidence-based healthcare information to better connect with patients, fuel more specific questions and achieve improved outcomes.

“Bellin Health chose Elsevier Interactive Patient Education because providing an extensive library of evidence-based patient educational tools will enhance the patient experience and improve our patient outcomes,” said Lois Van Abel, Bellin Health Director of Transitions of Care. “Elsevier provides a great deal of evidence-based content and is easily integrated into our clinical workflows. Most importantly, Elsevier shares our vision for optimizing patient engagement.”

Included in the Elsevier Interactive Patient Education package for Bellin Health are the following:

  • Interactive Patient Education – Bellin Health will be able to use the robust library of Elsevier Interactive Patient Education tools to confidently share with patients the peer-reviewed, evidence-based healthcare information that is consistent with current medical practices and guidelines. The interactive videos, educational handouts, medication management tools and the text and video modules will seamlessly integrate with Bellin Health’s Epic EMR and patient portal. Information assigned in the EHR is documented in the patient’s health record and directly accessible to patients anytime, anywhere on mobile devices, patient portals and bedside TVs. It also meets Meaningful Use Requirements.
  • Health Library – a consumer-facing solution designed to suggest relevant content to patients via integration with Epic MyChart Patient Portal and MyChart Bedside devices. The system builds links to the application based on information such as a patient’s demographics, problems, meds, labs, allergies and immunizations. There are also resources designed to provide online access to thousands of healthcare topics and medication information that can be used as a resource for patients and families on Bellin’s website.
  • MedsOnCue from VUCA Health – the largest and most robust medication video library available; it provides patients with information on what medication they’re taking, why they’re taking it and potential side effects.

“Elsevier elevates patient engagement with solutions that help care providers build relationships and change patient behaviors by delivering evidence-based content that providers use and trust via interactive patient-friendly tools and technology,” said Sonika Mathur, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Patient Engagement, Elsevier Clinical Solutions. “Also, this trusted content is designed to reach a broad range of patients at various educational levels, languages and needs.”

For additional information, visit www.elsevierpatientengagement.com.


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About Bellin Health
Bellin Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Green Bay, Wis. It has serviced people in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1908. Bellin Health has more than 3,600 employees and is known for its emphasis on preventive healthcare and is the region’s leader in cardiac, orthopedics, sports medicine, digestive health, mental health, and primary care medicine. It is comprised of Bellin Hospital, Bellin Psychiatric Center, 31 Bellin Health primary care physician clinics, and several retail health clinics known as Bellin Health FastCare. Bellin also operates Bellin Health Oconto Hospital, a critical care access hospital in Oconto, Bellin Fitness and Bellin College. Through its Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners collaboration, the health system was a participant in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Pioneer Accountable Care Program, generating $14 million in savings since 2012.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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