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Lexi-Comp Focused on Improving Patient Communication in Healthcare Institutions Treating Diverse Patient Populations
Date:12/4/2009

Lexi-Comp's multi-language patient education leaflets support Joint Commission initiative to establish standards for language access in healthcare organizations.

Hudson, OH (PRWEB) December 5, 2009 -- Lexi-Comp, Inc., a provider of clinical information, drug data solutions, and patient education materials for healthcare institutions, understands the importance of effective communication between the health care professional and the patient with regard to medication use. An Ohio State University study found that noncompliance with prescription medication causes 125,000 deaths and costs an estimated $75.6 billion annually. Additional research has shown that a leading reason for noncompliance is language barriers. With a patient population of over 45 million people speaking a language other than English, multi-language access to medical information is a matter of national importance. Amidst the growing challenges of accommodating diverse patient populations and maintaining a focus on patient safety, Lexi-Comp has made it a priority to create clear, concise patient education materials in multiple languages.

The Patient Education Module within Lexi-Comp's web-based hospital-wide resource, Lexi-Comp® ONLINE™, makes it possible for healthcare professionals to access, customize, and print vital take-home information for patients. Lexi-Comp's leaflets cover over 1800 generic and 7000 brand name adult and pediatric medications, as well as information relevant to diagnosis of more than 1300 diseases, conditions, and procedures. All medication leaflets are available in the 18 languages ranked by the U.S. Census Bureau as the most commonly spoken languages in the U.S. The disease, condition, and procedure leaflets are currently available in English and Spanish.

Lexi-Patient Education™ leaflets adhere to the Keystone Guidelines for Patient Education, which ensure materials are legible and readable. They are written at a fifth to seventh grade reading level, are one to two pages in length, and are organized in an easy-to-understand format. Each is evidence-based and has undergone a rigorous, multi-layer review process to verify accuracy and patient usefulness.

The Joint Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights have partnered to support language access in healthcare organizations. In a recently released video, entitled Improving Patient-Provider Communication: Joint Commission Standards and Federal Laws, one of several points addressed is the obligation of healthcare organizations with respect to the translation of written documents. The video is one of several resources supporting the Joint Commission's development of hospital accreditation standards aimed at advancing effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care in hospitals.

Steven Kerscher, Lexi-Comp President and COO, comments, "We understand how effective communication impacts patient compliance with treatment plans." Kerscher continues, "We fully support the Joint Commission's initiative to establish standards for language access in healthcare organizations. We began our comprehensive translation of medication leaflets in 2003 and we continue to update these translations on a monthly basis to provide current and relevant instructions to a culturally diverse population across the world."

For more information about site-wide access to Lexi-Comp ONLINE and multi-language patient education information for your institution, or to license Lexi-Patient Education leaflets for your technology solution, please visit www.lexi.com, or call 800.837.5394 to speak with a sales representative.

About Lexi-Comp
Lexi-Comp, Inc. provides clinical information solutions to the healthcare industry, publishing point-of-care content utilized in both in-patient and out-patient settings. These advanced resources help improve patient outcomes, medication safety, and workflow efficiency. Pharmacotherapy knowledge areas include drug information for adult, pediatric, and geriatric populations; medication interactions; laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures; pharmacogenomics; poisoning and toxicology; dentistry; infectious diseases; and patient education. Over 500,000 clinicians worldwide access Lexi-Comp's content via the Internet, mobile devices, and through integration with health information systems. An extensive library of print titles is also available.

To learn more about Lexi-Comp's clinical information solutions, call 800.837.5394, 330.650.6506, or visit www.lexi.com.

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