Hospitals and healthcare systems using Epic as their electronic medical record (EMR) system are now able to easily integrate patient information content from Patient Education Reference Center™ (PERC) fromEBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). The integration will allow mutual customers to access PERC within the Patient Discharge Module enabling healthcare providers to meet criteria outlined in the U.S. government’s Meaningful Use objectives, which require eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals to provide patients with electronic care information, including discharge instructions.
Mutual customers benefit since integrating content into EMR systems improves clinical workflow efficiency and patient education standardization. Allowing staff to access the evidence-based patient education information PERC provides from within an EMR allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to quickly deliver important clinical discharge instructions to patients — information about all aspects of their care and health.
Patient Education Reference Center allows sites to customize PERC content to further promote the hospital’s branding. PERC content is also easy to print, store and archive or retrieve electronic copies on-demand. Having access to patient education information from PERC within an EMR system saves times and further maintains clinical consistency as patients and staff members move through the clinical workflow.
Integrating Patient Education Reference Center into the Epic EMR system can be set up at no additional cost and without any additional software. Mutual customers need only request a PERC data file from EBSCO which can then be easily imported into their EMR system.
EBSCO Publishing makes it easy to integrate the evidence-based content from its point-of-care resources into any EMR system including PERC and the valuable clinical content available from DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center ™ and Rehabilitation Reference Center™.