Design Clinicals Contracts with ExitCare to Enhance Patient Education Feature of MedsTracker

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Enhancements to MedsTracker Medication Reconciliation Software Makes Medication Instructions Easier for Patients to Understand and Follow; Documents Patient Comprehension

Design Clinicals announced it has contracted with ExitCare to enhance MedsTracker patient information provided at discharge. MedsTracker has already received exclusive endorsement from the American Hospital Association for medication reconciliation. MedsTracker is known for providing medication instructions at discharge that are easy for patients to understand, resulting in better compliance and decreased hospital readmissions. The partnership will add new features to MedsTracker discharge medication instructions, including additional language options, color illustrations where appropriate, and the ability to document patient comprehension of their discharge medication instructions.

“We work constantly to ensure MedsTracker meets the highest expectations of clinicians, saving them time in medication reconciliation and ensuring the best patient support,” said CEO Dewey Howell, M.D., PhD, founder of Design Clinicals and lead designer of MedsTracker. “Our affiliation agreement with ExitCare ensures best-of-breed, quality patient education materials at discharge. Patient clarity is crucial for medication compliance after discharge and ultimately results in better outcomes, especially for Core Measures related to acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and congestive heart failure (CHF).”

ExitCare enhancements include the liberal use of graphics, bullets, subheads and color to make medication instructions and diagnosis information easy to follow, engaging patients to actively participate in their care. There is also a feature that allows caregivers to administer a simple true/false test and then document patient comprehension.

“We are excited to be part of the Design Clinicals MedsTracker solution as the Discharge Instruction content provider. Design Clinicals is an innovative company that in a short period of time has achieved the prestigious American Hospital Association’s exclusive endorsement,” said Richard Thompson, ExitCare executive vice president. “The intuitive MedsTracker interface has proven to facilitate workflow, which will be further enhanced by the dynamic interfacing of two ExitCare core products, ExitCareEDTM (Emergency Department) and ExitCareIPTM (In-Patient).”

About ExitCare
ExitCare is the leader in developing physician-authored, peer-reviewed, evidence-based Discharge Instruction and Patient Education information. The company’s unique product offering includes an enterprise-wide solution, many language options and much more. Visit http://www.ExitCare.com for more information.

About Design Clinicals
Design Clinicals Inc., is a healthcare information technology company dedicated to providing leading-edge tools to improve the delivery of patient care. Design Clinicals’ premier product, MedsTracker electronic medication reconciliation software, was awarded exclusive endorsement by the American Hospital Association. Founded in 2005 by practicing physicians and hospital IT professionals, Design Clinicals offers innovative, intuitive software solutions that enhance communications and help improve workflow, patient safety and regulatory compliance. Products are highly adaptive, able to integrate with any hospital information system, with superior clinician adoption rates. For more information, visit http://www.DesignClinicals.com.

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