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A patient education resource with articles and stories about education for better health from our clinical advisors and healthcare experts.

Patient Education and ERAS

Introduced in 1997, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a care model that aims to improve patient results after surgery. ERAS techniques focus on: Reducing length of stay Reducing the complication rate Encouraging earlier recovery Cost reductions Today, ERAS protocols and guidelines are published by the ERAS Society and cover a wide range ...

Keeping Communities Safe from Coronavirus

With the rise of COVID-19 cases, hospitals, government systems, public health advocates and medical apps are seeking tools to inform target populations about prevention and management of coronavirus. The Wellness Network is pleased to continue to make quality, medically reviewed health, wellness and patient education and engagement tools available to support your efforts. ...

Responding to Patients’ Learning Styles and Readiness to Change

Patient education aims to activate patients to choose healthier behaviors, resulting in better outcomes and improved quality of life. Reaching this goal, however, means involving patients in their own care decisions and empowering them with information so they can make grounded decisions about their own care. In turn, this means offering patient education ...

Preparing for EHR Integration at Novant Health

Novant Health needed a solution that offered standardized video education across the whole system, including integrated delivery and documentation of patient education within the Epic system, including the Epic MyChart Bedside application. The solution? HealthClips 360. HealthClips 360 is a new EMR-integrated patient education product developed by The Wellness Network and released in ...

Digital Health Literacy Key Component to Improved Health Outcomes

The World Health Organization defines digital health literacy as the ability to seek, find, understand, and appraise health information from electronic sources and apply the knowledge gained to addressing or solving a health problem. Health outcomes improve as digital health literacy improves, but it’s not an easy course; challenges from limited or no Internet ...

Video Education Helps with Health Literacy

October is Health Literacy Month, and each year it shines a light on improving not only the patient’s health knowledge but also on activating healthier behaviors. In this challenging year, as COVID-19 has interrupted healthcare delivery and workflow, ensuring patients understand their health journey is more important than ever. Health literacy is the key ...