Elsevier's ExitCare Expands Collaboration with MEDITECH

           Elsevier's ExitCare Expands Collaboration with MEDITECH

  PR Newswire

  LAKE ELMO, Minnesota, December 4, 2012

LAKE ELMO, Minnesota, December 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    ExitCare's library of discharge instructions and patient education is
  available as an integrated solution through the MEDITECH Electronic Health
                                 Record (EHR)

Elsevier's ExitCare , an enterprise-wide solution for evidence-based patient
education and discharge instructions, is now integrated directly with the
MEDITECH Electronic Health Record (EHR).

In collaboration with MEDITECH, ExitCare's library of content, organized by
care setting and composed of both Easy to Read and Standard content, is
available in English and Spanish through MEDITECH's EHR, via the Patient
Discharge Instruction application. ExitCare's content is not only designed to
offer healthcare providers an optimal user experience and more streamlined
clinical workflow, but it is also intended to deliver relevant,
condition-specific information to patients at the point of care.

"ExitCare's dedication to content design in accordance with health literacy
principles supports enhanced communication between patients and providers for
increased compliance, safety and satisfaction," stated Robert True, Manager of
Business Development at MEDITECH. "The ExitCare-MEDITECH collaboration is
positioning providers to improve the documentation and delivery of healthcare
information and services required across all care environments."

Elsevier's ExitCare provides associated print, electronic and video patient
education content and tools that are critical to increasing patient engagement
and reducing readmissions, and also meet the emerging needs of both hospitals
and office-based physicians who wish to provide a multimedia education
experience for their patients. The ExitCare text-based content will also be
fully accessible via MEDITECH's Patient & Consumer Health Portal offering,
extending the integration benefits to wherever patients need it most.

"We are excited to be a MEDITECH collaborative solutions provider. Our
content and MEDITECH's technology platform complement each other to address
customers' needs such as Meaningful Use, care transitions, improved outcomes,
readmission reduction and more," said Richard Thompson, ExitCare's Executive
Vice President of Strategic Partners. "Embedding our solution into the
clinical workflow through EHR integration continues to be the foundation of
ExitCare's success and leadership position in the industry."

ExitCare is also working closely with MEDITECH to bring customers ExitCare
OnScreen™, a video delivery system and content library for patient education.
It is an engaging collection of multimedia programs comprised of digital
video, interactive questions and animated graphics. Future integration within
the MEDITECH platform will provide users the ability to launch ExitCare
OnScreen and view reports directly from the MEDITECH application.

MEDITECH customers interested in accessing ExitCare discharge instructions and
patient education content can contact ExitCare at +1-800-694-6669.

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MEDITECH has been the leader in the EHR industry since 1969. MEDITECH's
applications unify clinical, administrative, and financial information across
the healthcare continuum, including acute care, long-term care, home health
care, and physician practices. Today, more than 2,300 institutions worldwide
use MEDITECH's information systems. For additional information on MEDITECH
products and services, visit http://www.meditech.com .

About Elsevier's ExitCare

Elsevier's ExitCare is the most integrated, enterprise-wide provider of print,
video and interactive solutions for patient education. With development of
thousands of health topics organized by relevant diagnosis and sourced with
medication information, the ExitCare product suite provides consistency of
information across all care settings and includes 12 different languages and
content at various health literacy levels to maximize workflow efficiency,
reduce hospital readmissions and increase patient comprehension.

About Elsevier Clinical Decision Support

Elsevier Clinical Decision Support , a division of Elsevier, the global leader
in medical and health information, provides world class information and
point-of-care technology solutions that optimize decisions and actions to
improve the overall quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. The
business delivers on this promise through actionable clinical content, care
planning and documentation, drug reference and decision support, learning and
performance management, and data mining and outcomes analytics solutions for
provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing
Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals,
and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review , which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC , a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL
(London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media contact Christopher Capot Director, Corporate Relations Elsevier
+1-212-633-3164 c.capot@elsevier.com
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