Kenilworth, N.J. (September 23, 2019) – Merck Manuals, a comprehensive digital medical reference, is available to provide Epic customers with access to provider reference and patient education content within the electronic health record system.
Epic clients can access the Merck Manuals offering from the App Orchard marketplace.
Once the free program is installed, the Merck Manual content will be easily available to clinicians via an HL7-compliant Infobutton within the Epic EHR workflow.
“Merck Manuals is committed to making authoritative medical information widely available through content-sharing arrangements with innovators in healthcare,” said Michael Wisniewski, Strategic Partnership Manager for Merck Manuals. “We are always looking to develop relationships with leading companies and other influential organizations that will increase access to our health information resources, which we share at no charge.”
Clinical Decision Support and Patient Education
The provider reference content contains current information on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for hundreds of diseases.
Clinicians can share this same quality information written in language specifically for consumers. The patient education material can be electronically sent to patients through the EHR system or printed out at the point-of-care.
By enabling clinicians to deliver understandable health information directly to consumers, Merck Manuals serves as a tool for patient education.
Merck Manuals content for providers and patients is available in English, Spanish, and eight additional languages. By the end of this year, content will be available in Arabic.
Credible Medical Information for All
More than 350 medical experts currently serve as contributors to MerckManuals.com; content is reviewed by an independent editorial board and regularly updated online.
There is no registration, and the user experience is not compromised by advertising, sponsored content, or commercial messaging of any kind.
Provided as a public service by Merck & Co., Inc., the online offering at www.merckmanuals.com expands on the subject matter contained in The Merck Manuals, a series of medical reference books long trusted by doctors and patients alike.
The Merck Manual for doctors and pharmacists was first published in 1899. The book is now in its 20th Edition.
The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook translates the complex medical terminology contained in The Merck Manual into everyday language for a lay audience. The first edition of the consumer version was introduced in 1997.
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.