Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) April 23, 2012
Health Literacy Innovations, creator of the Health Literacy Advisor™ (in Spanish—Asesor de Comunicación en Salud™), is pleased to introduce its new Health Literacy Blog, an innovative new industry blog that enables health literacy aficionados and others to share, post, inquire, discuss and exchange industry-wide health literacy news, information, and research.
“Given the lack of one central repository of health literacy, we invite the industry to join us in celebration of the Health Literacy Innovations’ Blog,” stated Health Literacy Innovations Chief Content Expert and Multilingual Director Aracely Rosales. “Our hope is that the health care community will not only consider our blog as the health literacy “go-to-place,” but a vibrant and connected health literacy community, one that inspires others to share interesting, innovative, and pioneering health literacy news,” said Rosales.
To visit Health Literacy Innovations blog, please go to http://blog.healthliteracyinnovations.com
Knowing that “literacy” is the single most important indicator of a health outcome, Health Literacy Innovations (HLI) creates tools to help eliminate medical mistakes and confusion due to low health literacy. HLI's flagship product, the Health Literacy Advisor™ (in Spanish—Asesor de Comunicación en Salud™) is the nation's first, only, and most powerful health literacy software tool. As a “health literacy checker,” the HLA streamlines the review and simplification process by allowing users to assess the readability of their documents and then fix it using plain language principles. The HLA applies nine well-known readability indices in English and six indices in Spanish and an interactive search-and-replace function to eliminate hard-to-read terms and phrases and medical jargon with plain language alternatives. The combination of these two functions, a document “grade” with a readability score/grade level, and the ReadsEasy™ stamp (a reward for good work) sets the HLA software apart from programs or readability indices alone. For more information, please visit http://www.HealthLiteracyInnovations.com or call 301-230-4966.