Hospitals, health systems to benefit from single, comprehensive library of pediatric patient education and care instructions

Yardley, Penn. (December 20, 2016) – StayWell and KidsHealth announced today that they have come together to help hospitals improve patient engagement, care, and satisfaction. As leading providers in the patient education industry, StayWell and KidsHealth will provide hospitals and health systems with the option of a single, comprehensive patient instruction library that includes the top education solutions from KidsHealth and Krames Patient Education, a solution of StayWell.

The combined libraries of patient instructions can be integrated into a hospital or health system electronic health record (EHR) and used by clinicians after completing an office or emergency care visit – or upon inpatient discharge.

“Best-in-class patient education solutions have been our focus at StayWell since Day One. This partnership will enable pediatric clinicians to enjoy streamlined access to industry-leading pediatric education solutions. This will ultimately help them teach and educate parents, children and caregivers with simple, easy-to-understand language and award-winning artwork designed to maximize understanding,” said Joni Pierce, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Innovation for StayWell.

KidsHealth patient instructions are created by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health, renowned creators of family-friendly educational media aimed at improving the care of children.

The combined solution addresses the needs of both patients and providers with information that is:

  • Simple and easy to read and understand,
  • Visually appealing and engaging,
  • In-depth and age-specific,
  • Customizable by clinicians,
  • Aligned with meaningful use obligations, and
  • Designed to increase patient and staff satisfaction.

“Hospitals want and need a comprehensive pediatric content library, but maintaining two separate feeds for adult and pediatric instructions is a burden for their informatics teams,” said Jeffrey Santoro, Senior Director of Partnerships for KidsHealth. “By offering a single feed of both Krames and KidsHealth instructions and educational content, we simplify their daily workload and increase the probability that patients receive tailored information. It’s a win-win-win for everyone; from hospital informatics staff, to clinicians, patients and their families.”

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About StayWell
StayWell, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA (“Merck”), is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results. StayWell brings decades of experience working across the health care industry to design solutions that address its clients’ evolving needs. StayWell fuses expertise in health engagement and the science of behavior change with an integrated portfolio of solutions and robust content assets to effectively engage people to make positive health care decisions. StayWell programs have received numerous top industry honors, including the C. Everett Koop National Health Award and the Web Health Award for health engagement programs. StayWell also has received URAC and NCQA accreditation for several of its programs. StayWell is headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and also has major locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, and St. Paul, Minn. To learn more, visit

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About KidsHealth®
KidsHealth creates and licenses engaging, family-friendly online, instructional, and video patient education about a wide range of children’s health and parenting topics. KidsHealth’s pediatrician-led team of clinicians, writers, editors, designers, educators, and producers, are expert in communicating complex medical information into practical and actionable information. KidsHealth is the largest resource of children’s health, behavioral, and developmental information written for three distinct audiences: parents, kids, and teens. More than 80 of America’s children’s hospitals use KidsHealth patient education. KidsHealth comes from the nonprofit Nemours Children’s Health System. To learn more, visit