PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, October 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Unique resource offers trusted content and competency management functionality for home healthcare professionals
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of Mosby's Home Health Care. This resource combines trusted home healthcare nursing content with convenient competency management functionality to provide a single comprehensive resource for home healthcare nurses, nurse educators and other home care professionals.
Mosby's Home Health Care will help home healthcare organizations promote safe patient care, ensure staff competency, standardize home care practice and more. Elsevier will unveil this solution at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 19, in Phoenix, Ariz.
"In light of an aging U.S. population and advances in technology that allow for the care of very sick and complex patients in their homes, the importance of home healthcare, the delivery of care to patients in their homes and the maintenance of health continue to grow," said Cindy Tryniszewski, RN, MSN, Executive Director, Clinical E-Learning, Elsevier. "Mosby's Home Health Care will serve as a powerful solution to help meet the needs of home healthcare professionals in this growing industry."
Home health is one of the nation's fastest growing healthcare sectors, with more than 12,000 home health agencies serving approximately 4.5 million Medicare and Medicaid patients annually according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and a recent University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing study. These agencies supply care for patients who need nursing and other specialized support in the home, often after hospitalization.
Mosby's Home Health Care addresses and helps solve major challenges faced by home healthcare nurses and educators, as well as organizations, such as:
- Needing to obtain current, clinical information near or at the point of care in the home;
- Managing competency;
- Administering evidence-based learning; and
- Ensuring that best practices are available throughout the organization and that there is a defined standard of care.
The new solution offers the information that home healthcare nurses and organizations need most, including:
- Patient education handouts, including hundreds tailored for home healthcare;
- Drug monographs;
- Skills and procedures, which can be customized by the organization; and
- Scales and lab values.
To suit the needs of this mobile workforce, Mosby's Home Health Care is available on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets.
For more information on Mosby's Home Health Care and the complete Mosby's Suite, including purchasing information, visit http://www.confidenceconnected.com.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions - among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey - and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.
The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, 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).
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