Elsevier and PDi to Deliver Evidence-Based Patient Education Videos at Hospital Bedside

Patients can access Elsevier Interactive Patient Education through PDi television systems in hospitals and at home through Elsevier’s web portal

Philadelphia, PA, April 25, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it is working with PDi Communication Systems, Inc, the largest U.S.-based manufacturer of interactive patient TV systems and mounts. The collaboration will enable the delivery of Elsevier’s interactive patient engagement videos in hospitals and clinics via PDi patient-facing displays and reinforces the importance of educating patients at their homes.

“PDi is very much aligned with our objective to engage, educate and empower patients in both in-patient and out-patient settings,” said Sonika Mathur, SVP Patient Engagement, Elsevier. “The information we provide patients is the same content and information accessed by their care providers but delivered in a patient-friendly format to positively impact health outcomes.”

Elsevier Interactive Patient Education videos encompass hundreds of topics that cover various medical conditions and educate patients throughout their entire care journey. The videos are tailored to increase health literacy and utilize evidence-based editorial information that is consistent with current medical practices and guidelines. An example can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMpL2f7M_P4.

“Our relationship with Elsevier will help patients and their families become partners in their care and improve the personal patient experience, health outcomes and patient satisfaction,” said Jim Mick, General Manager, PDi Communication Systems, Inc.

Mathur mentioned that Elsevier has developed close relationships with all major EMR vendors to closely integrate its education tools into the provider workflow. “Working with PDi enables us to integrate our experience in education and engagement more closely into the patient experience. These two aspects provide a major benefit for our customers.”


About PDi
Ohio-based PDi is the largest US-based manufacturer of interactive patient TV systems and mounts. PDi’s engineered displays are compatible with leading Interactive Patient Software Systems to entertain, educate, and engage patients. PDi proudly brings together 35 years of hardware expertise with proven, software partner solutions for the exclusive PDi-STORE™, a cost-effective B:B solution to leverage PDi Patient Devices for Android™ with Apps to engage patients with education, entertainment, and Apps for improving patient-caregiver communications for a variety of healthcare facility types. Since 1980, our success is due to our commitment and ability to go the extra distance for our customers! Learn how to create patients as partners at www.pdiarm.com.

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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