Betheda, Maryland (PRWEB) July 11, 2013
Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), http://www.HealthLiteracyInnovations.com, a company that creates tools to eliminate confusion from low health literacy and the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), a national trade association , representing 58 nonprofit safety net health plans in 24 states, today announce a new preferred vendor relationship.
As a preferred vendor, HLI, creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation’s first and only health literacy interactive software tool, will assist ACAP’s health plan members representing over 9 million lives in Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP and other public programs, with its members health literacy and plain language needs.
"We’re delighted to have the opportunity to offer HLA and HLI's health literacy expertise to our member Safety Net Health Plans," said ACAP CEO Margaret Murray. "With the requirements of health reform and the advent of health exchanges, it’s more important than ever that health plans provide their members with clear health information to take an active role in their own care. That’s where HLI’s experience and unique software tool comes in.”
“We are proud to work with ACAP and trust that our strategic relationship and our innovative health literacy software tool will benefit ACAP members to help consumers understand, read, and act on their health information,” says HLI’s Chief Content Expert and Multi-Language Director Aracely Rosales.
About Health Literacy Innovations
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 them using plain language principles. The HLA applies nine well-known readability indices in English, six in Spanish, and an interactive search-and-replace function to eliminate hard-to-read terms 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 a good score) sets the HLA software apart from programs or readability indices alone.
For more information about HLI, please contact info(at)healthliteracyinnovations(dot)com or call 301-230-4966