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McGraw-Hill Professional Partners with RelayHealth to Provide Patient Education Resources on AccessMedicine Platforms

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Professional announced today that its premier online medical platform, AccessMedicine, now offers more than 7,000 downloadable patient monographs in nine languages through a partnership with RelayHealth, McKesson's connectivity business that provides solutions to enable constituents across healthcare to exchange information securely and conveniently.  Physicians, hospitals, urgent care centers, and other users of AccessMedicine will now have available to them authoritative medical information to provide to patients at the point of care.

RelayHealth's materials bring significant expertise and depth of knowledge in patient education to AccessMedicine's wealth of content solutions. The monographs meet healthcare providers' needs to enhance patient education initiatives, help to engage patients, reinforce important health messages, facilitate open dialogue between patients and doctors, and ultimately improve patient safety and health outcomes. In addition to English and Spanish, the other languages offered are Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Providing information on more than 7,000 health topics and medication products, these patient education handouts cover an extensive array of medical conditions, treatment options, and procedures in plain language to explain complicated topics to people who don't have a background in medicine.

"The addition of this critical health information for patients on AccessMedicine gives us new ways to deliver integrated point-of-care solutions to optimize the communication process between patients and the healthcare delivery team," says Scott Grillo, Vice President and Group Publisher of McGraw-Hill Professional.

RelayHealth's patient education materials have been written and reviewed by physicians and nurses from leading health institutions in the United States. Topics are updated regularly with new findings and treatments, ensuring complete, accurate, and up-to-date information. The offerings are divided into the following customer-centric verticals: Adult Advisor, Pediatric Advisor, Medication Advisor, and Acute Care Advisor.

The content foundation of the world-renowned AccessMedicine includes hundreds of thousands of pages of semantically tagged content from the world's leading medical textbooks including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, and Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, tens of thousands of images and procedural videos, interactive self-assessment, and curriculum workflow tools.