StayWell partners with Rutland Regional Medical Center to improve Osteoporosis Education and Patient Outcomes

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System expands use of Krames Patient Education products to improve health and health outcomes in community

David Gregg, M.D., chief medical officer, StayWell

Accurate information is the first step in maintaining your health — information that’s up-to-date, easy to understand, engaging and provides clear action steps to better health

The StayWell Company, LLC (StayWell), a leading provider of health education and engagement solutions, announced today that Rutland Regional Medical Center will provide their clinicians with access to StayWell’s custom-created Osteoporosis FastGuide, part of the Krames Patient Education suite of products. Rutland treats an estimated 1,200 osteoporosis patients each year and will use StayWell’s FastGuide to educate patients and improve compliance with osteoporosis treatment plans.

“Our vision is to be the best community healthcare system in New England, and our access to StayWell’s health education resources gets us closer to that goal by standardizing our educational materials for patients with osteoporosis,” said Jill Jesso-White, manager, marketing and public relations, Rutland Regional Medical Center. “Standardized messages are more consistent and increase patient understanding of osteoporosis: from symptoms and diagnosis, to common treatments and patient self-care. This knowledge can produce better outcomes, better quality of life for patients, and increased patient satisfaction for the Rutland care system.”

Krames Patient Education, a product of StayWell, is designed to educate patients to help them better manage their condition, improving health outcomes, quality and patient satisfaction. Content is developed with strict attention to clinical guidelines and adherence to the principles of health literacy design. StayWell content undergoes thorough evaluation and assessment that involves a highly qualified team of research librarians, medical writers, medical illustrators, expert subject matter consultants and production specialists. On average, each piece of content is reviewed twice by a team of 12 to 15 consultants during development to make certain content is evidence-based and clinically accurate.

“We know accurate information is the first step in maintaining your health — information that’s up-to-date, easy to understand, engaging and provides clear action steps to better health,” said David Gregg, M.D., chief medical officer for StayWell. “The Osteoporosis FastGuide focuses on a very common concern for both women and men, as they age: how to maintain good bone health and avoid unnecessary fractures of the spine and hip. With the FastGuide, patients will learn how to prevent osteoporosis through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes; how to screen for osteoporosis; and how to work with their physician to manage osteoporosis.”

To learn more about StayWell, visit http://www.staywell.com. To learn more about the company’s Krames Patient Education print products, visit http://www.kramesstore.com.

About StayWell
StayWell is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results. StayWell brings decades of experience working across the health care industry to design solutions that address its clients’ evolving needs. We fuse expertise in health engagement and the science of behavior change with an integrated portfolio of solutions and robust content assets to effectively engage people to make positive health care decisions. StayWell programs have received numerous top industry honors, including the C. Everett Koop National Health Award and the Web Health Award for health engagement programs. StayWell also has received URAC and NCQA accreditation for several of its programs. StayWell is headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and also has major locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, and St. Paul., Minnesota. To learn more, visit http://www.staywell.com.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont. Their commitment to quality patient care led to Rutland Regional becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. To learn more, visit http://www.rrmc.org.

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