EBSCO Health Acquires HealthDecision®
~ Decision Support & Shared Decision Making Tool Added to Suite of Evidence-Based Clinical Solutions ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — January 24, 2019 — EBSCO Health, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical information tools including DynaMed Plus®, Dynamic Health™ and Option Grid™, has expanded with the acquisition of HealthDecision®. HealthDecision is a clinical decision support and shared decision making tool for clinicians and patients at the point of care. The software platform provides decision support tools enabling clinicians and patients to explore their medical options. The resource combines the patient’s healthcare preferences with the clinician’s expertise and syndicates patient-specific medical data with the latest medical guidelines to personalize a patient’s risk analyses.
HealthDecision’s visual representation of medical outcomes is educational, easy-to-use and facilitates discussion between the clinician and patient to mutually agree on a personalized treatment plan. HealthDecision tools are developed by clinicians with subject matter expertise, and the medical literature integration incorporates the latest guidelines, risk scores and analyses. These tools have been integrated into the clinician workflow in a variety of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and have been in use for nine years, reaching more than 26,000 patients a year.
EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Product Management Betsy Jones welcomes HealthDecision and its staff to the EBSCO Health team. “This relationship takes us one step further in our journey to offering a breadth of content with an evidence-based foundation, combined with user experience, EHR interoperability and a tailored, personalized solution for providers and their patients. HealthDecision is an important decision support tool that will integrate well into our suite of clinical offerings.”
HealthDecision CEO and Founder Jon Keevil, MD, is looking forward to further building out the clinical decision support tools with EBSCO Health. “HealthDecision was born out of a mission to create tools that transform complex medical information into more actionable and patient-specific formats. I am thrilled that EBSCO Health’s resources and deep expertise in the field of clinical support and evidence-based medicine will greatly enhance our ability to assist patients and clinicians at the point of care.”
To learn more about HealthDecision, visit: https://www.healthdecision.com/.
About EBSCO Health
EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include DynaMed Plus®, Dynamic Health™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as CINAHL® Complete, MEDLINE Complete) plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO Health databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.
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“This relationship takes us one step further in our journey to offering a breadth of content with an evidence-based foundation, combined with user experience, EHR interoperability and a tailored, personalized solution for providers and their patients. HealthDecision is an important decision support tool that will integrate well into our suite of clinical offerings.”