Leading patient education platform now available to Epic users

YARDLEY, Pa. (November 15, 2017) – StayWell, a leading health solutions company, today announced that its app — Krames On FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) — is now available to Epic users via the Epic App Orchard program. 

“We’re excited to have Krames On FHIR on the Epic App Orchard, a versatile program on which Epic invites and encourages innovative add-ons and solutions to support and fulfill niche clinical workflow challenges,” said Nicole Latimer, CEO, StayWell. “Krames On FHIR enables users to deliver award-winning patient education materials at the point of care, saving time for clinicians and creating a more personalized user experience and optimal workflow.”

Using SMART on FHIR® technologies, an open, standards-based health care app platform, Krames On FHIR integrates into the Epic platform, giving providers immediate access within their existing workflows to suggested educational content on thousands of topics included in HealthSheets, lab tests, drug sheets, videos, KidsHealth® instructions, and discharge instructions.

Krames On FHIR also enables Meaningful Use and MACRA reimbursement by offering patient engagement materials tailored specifically to patient age, gender and primary language. Content can also be customized to support the branding and clinical needs of individual hospitals and health systems.

StayWell’s Krames On FHIR features:

  • Ability to prescribe video content and other assets
  • Optimized distribution via print, patient portal, and digital options
  • Automatic updates that ensure accurate and current content
  • Ability to indicate education favorites by clinician
  • Capacity to bundle content into folders
  • Opportunity to customize and brand content

“Krames On FHIR is a valuable tool for hospitals and health systems to deliver customized patient education resources on-demand,” said Latimer. “We are excited to bring this new solution to not only our current valued customers but all who use Epic to improve the health and lives of people around the country and the world.”

Krames On FHIR is now available to Epic customers at apporchard.epic.com. It continues its rollout to users of other major EHR systems through the end of 2017 and into 2018. For additional information, contact info@kramesstaywell.com. To learn more about Krames On FHIR, visit http://staywell.com/krames-on-fhir-epic/


About StayWell

StayWell is a health solutions company that uses the science of behavior change to help people live happier, healthier lives. StayWell brings decades of experience working across the health care industry to design solutions for improving individual and organizational health outcomes, managing the health of targeted populations, and creating brand engagement for employers and health care organizations. 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 majority-owned by Healthcare Services & Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA (“Merck”). The company is headquartered in Yardley, PA, and also has a major location in St. Paul, MN. To learn more, visit http://www.staywell.com or connect with StayWell on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

About Merck

For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world - including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer's disease and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola. For more information, visit http://www.merck.com/ and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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