More adults now researching healthcare online; are websites ready to answer their questions?

A recent study found that 59% of all Americans now use the Internet to research health topics. With all the misinformation prevalent online, it's increasingly important to make sure that there are also good sources that can accurately and completely answer patient questions.

Lexicomp is one of the best sources for drug information that can be easily integrated into patient portals, reference sites, and other consumer health websites. Information is available covering adverse drug events, potential allergies, interactions, and more -- both for pediatrics and adults. Furthermore, Lexicomp has some of the best and most comprehensive patient education materials and pamphlets in the industry. (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

These patient education leaflets put complex clinical information into words that patients understand, and are used in hundreds of hospitals worldwide. Lexicomp patient education is available in up to 19 different languages, which makes it valuable for sites serving diverse populations. Make sure that patients searching for healthcare information find what they need at your site or portal -- and in the language they speak!

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