Tuesday, June 19, 2007

EBSCO Publishing Further Enhances the Value of Health Library™ for Hospitals

EBSCO Publishing Further Enhances the Value of Health Library™ for Hospitals

Health Library serves multiple needs: Community outreach & evidence-based patient information at the point-of-care.

IPSWICH, MA (PRWEB) January 19, 2007

Long used by Hospital marketers as a powerful tool for community outreach programs, Health Library™ now also allows for its consistent, trusted content to be used with patients during their hospital visits. With added print functionality, Health Library can be further leveraged as a means for providing branded, evidence-based patient information hand-outs at the point-of-care. Serving multiple purposes, Health Library can ensure quality, consistent patient information, potentially reduce costs for print materials, and more.

To provide a uniform search experience for a hospital's patient community, Health Library is available not only through a subscribing institution's web site, but can also be made available as an education tool from hospital kiosks and other workstations, including within the hospital library. Further still, new features of Health Library now allow doctors, nurses and other care-givers to provide Health Library™ content as print-outs at the point-of-care. These customizable information sheets can be consistently branded by the hospital, include personalized doctor notes and other specific information pertinent to a given patient. These handouts offer medically-reviewed, evidence-based information designed specifically for patient comprehension. Health Library covers information on literally all medical topics of interest from general health & nutrition, to highly specific conditions, procedures, drug information, interactive tools, etc.

EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 200 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed™, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: http://www. ebscohost. com (http://www. ebscohost. com).

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.