A.D.A.M. and Truven Health Micromedex® Solutions Offer Comprehensive Patient Education and Consumer Engagement Resources for

  A.D.A.M. and Truven Health Micromedex® Solutions Offer Comprehensive Patient
  Education and Consumer Engagement Resources for Hospitals and Healthcare
  Consumers

  The Complete Patient Engagement Bundle featuring Micromedex® Patient Ed +
A.D.A.M. SmartEngage™ provides clinically consistent resources for every stage
of care on the Web, in Patient Portals, and via Electronic Health Record (EHR)
                                 integration

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Business Wire

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- March 5, 2013

Truven Health Analytics™, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters,
today announced a new, integrated Patient Education, Consumer Engagement and
outbound Consumer Marketing content solution for hospitals and health systems.
The Complete Patient Engagement Bundle, featuring Micromedex® Patient
Education and A.D.A.M. SmartEngage™ from Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX), delivers
evidence-based Patient Education resources to clinicians at the point of care,
coupled with reliable, consistent and accurate consumer information on
relevant healthcare concerns across the care continuum. This integrated,
evidence-based education resource is available across multiple platforms,
including hospital web sites, patient portals and on clinician and consumer
mobile devices, and it can be accessed by nurses, doctors and pharmacists
through their Health Information System (HIS).

The Complete Patient Engagement Bundle provides patient discharge instructions
and patient-specific educational materials for the continuum of care, as well
as consumer engagement and tools that help hospitals become trusted heath
information resources for their consumers, patients and communities. In
addition to supporting organizational goals for Meaningful Use attestation and
HCAHPS improvement, the Complete Patient Engagement Bundle essential tools and
information bundle are designed to increase loyalty and hospital preference by
providing clinically consistent, patient-centered information when and where
patients need it. And, by integrating a single source of evidence-based
education across multiple platforms, including embedding it in the EHR for
access by clinicians in any care setting, hospitals can inform and engage
their patients as active participants in their own care while they promote
clinical consistency across the care continuum through tools that are
convenient, easy-to-use, and efficient for clinicians, patients and consumers.

A.D.A.M. SmartEngage™ is complete with the most credible collection of online
health content integrated with award-winning medical illustrations, HD videos
and interactive tools to guide patients and consumers in making the best
health decisions, all while connecting them to medical facilities, services
and doctors.

In addition, the bundle includes Micromedex® Patient Education, featuring
CareNotes®, which provides patient discharge instructions as well as education
handouts and engagement resources for the continuum of care, including
pre-care and inpatient education in addition to discharge education for
Diagnosis and Condition, Medication, Laboratory Tests and more. The EHR-ready
resources are designed to work in vendor-specific information systems to help
clinicians increase efficiency, educate patients and family members, and
improve patient outcomes. CareNotes documents are written at a 5th to 7th
grade reading comprehension level, which helps hospitals reach Joint
Commission, Core Measures and Meaningful Use standards. Among information
included in CareNotes are the following:

  *CareNotes documents — Concise patient-handouts covering disease,
    condition, treatment and procedure for pre-care, inpatient, discharge and
    the ED; including, self-care, diet, and exercise topics.
  *Medication Instructions — Comprehensive set of concise patient-handouts
    covering over 2,000 medications, written to support HCAHPS
  *Consumer Lab Education — Concise patient-handouts to help patients
    understand procedures for approximately 500 frequently performed tests,
    including lab descriptions, results interpretation, risks, and
    descriptions of how the test is done such as how it will feel, and what
    follow-up is necessary.

To learn more about how your organization can purchase The Complete Patient
Engagement Bundle from A.D.A.M./Ebix and Truven Health Micromedex Solutions,
please call 1-888-612-2964, option 4, or visit www.micromedex.com.

About A.D.A.M./Ebix, Inc.:

A.D.A.M. is a business unit of Ebix focused on providing innovative multimedia
health content trusted by best-in-class websites, consumer health portals,
healthcare, biomedical, medical device, pharmaceutical and education
organizations.

A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services
to the insurance industry, Ebix, Inc., (NASDAQ: EBIX) provides end-to-end
solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency
systems and BPO services to custom software development for all entities
involved in the insurance industry.

With 30+ offices across Brazil, Singapore, Australia, the US, New Zealand,
India and Canada, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field
of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in
excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums on its platforms. Through its
various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of insurance and
technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to
thousands of customers on six continents. Ebix’s focus on quality has enabled
it to be awarded Level 5 status of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering
Institute’s Capability Maturity Model (CMM). With a recent ISO 27001-security
certification, the Company also has an ISO 9001:2000 certification for both
its development and BPO units in India. For more information, visit the
Company’s website at www.ebix.com.

About Truven Health Analytics:

Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools,
benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government
agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies
have relied on its solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics
combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with
innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare
better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for
improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics owns some
of the most trusted, proven brands in healthcare such as Micromedex, Action OI
and Advantage Suite. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2,000
people worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich; Chicago;
and Denver. For more information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com.

Contact:

MEDIA
Brian Erni, 631-584-2200
brian@jroderick.com
or
SOLUTION CONTACT
Truven Health Analytics
Andrea Lashnits, 303-486-9160
Andrea.Lashnits@truvenhealth.com
 
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