Pharmacy Times

Resource Helps Patients Navigate Health Care Environment

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Thomson Micromedex and A.D.A.M. Inc are collaborating on patient education. The groups have formed an alliance to provide patient-oriented health, drug, and laboratory information to hospitals, health plans, health Web portals, and pharmaceutical companies.

The new integrated solutions will provide A.D.A.M.'s health information with evidence-based drug information from Thomson to help patients better comprehend medical conditions and treatments. The health education resource features a comprehensive illustrated health and drug encyclopedia, a druginteraction checker, personalized health risk-assessment tools, and interactive treatment options. Health organizations can combine these solutions with Web portals and hospital information systems and adapt them to reflect their unique brand identity.