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7 Health Education Tools For Patients

Patients can benefit by getting a variety of healthcare information electronically--as these seven options prove. The tools also help healthcare organizations comply with the HITECH Act Meaningful Use requirements.
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Dossia, a consortium of large employers including WalMart and Intel, provides workers at member companies with access to a personal e-health record--the Dossia Health Management System.

Dossia's PHR system has a Web-based infrastructure that aggregates users' personal health information from a variety of sources, including pharmacies, labs, and medical practices, and makes that information actionable with personalized health management tools that enable users to take better control over their health and care.

Among Dossia's tools is an embedded medical terminology translation engine that helps patients better understand confusing terms and content that can appear in their medical records and reports. That patient education capability is provided to Dossia by Health Language, a company that provides a Language Engine that automatically translates clinical diagnosis and procedure descriptions into easily understood, consumer-friendly terms.

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