One factor that impacts the skyrocketing costs of healthcare is the rate of health literacy, or perhaps I should say, the incredibly low rate of health literacy. In the United States, only 12% of adults are considered to have “Proficient” health literacy. In other words, a full 88% of Americans are not sufficiently (more…)
The United States Department of Health and Human Services released The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy in 2010. It’s goal? To encourage the healthcare industry to make health information and services easier to understand and use.
“Health literacy is needed to make health reform a reality,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “Without health information that makes sense to them, people can’t access cost effective, safe, and high quality health services. But, HHS can’t do it alone,” she added. “We need payers and providers of health care services to communicate clearly and make the necessary changes to improve their communication with consumers, patients, and beneficiaries.” (more…)
Literacy: “An individual’s ability to read, write and speak…, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society, to achieve one’s goals, and develop one’s knowledge and potential.”
- National Literacy Act of 1991
Health Literacy: “The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health (more…)
Last Friday, January 27th, the insurance company WellPoint released a statement saying that they were going to “revamp primary care pay” as noted in the Miami Herald. They said they were planning on reimbursing primary care doctors better for services that typically aren’t covered very well, such as preparing care plans, counseling people about ways to stay healthy, and spending time with people to help them achieve and maintain better health outcomes. (more…)
Health Nuts Media Partners with Skylight Healthcare Systems to Improve Pediatric Health Education Experience
January 17, 2012, Los Angeles — Health Literacy to Improve Patient Satisfaction:
To help pediatric hospitals provide consistently superior levels of patient engagement, education, and child-focused programming, Health Nuts Media has announced a strategic partnership with Skylight Healthcare Systems, a leading provider of interactive patient care systems. (more…)
November 10, 2011, Los Angeles – It’s official: Cedars-Sinai, the world-renowned Los Angeles “hospital of the stars”, has now become a Health Nut. Well, they’ve officially become a Health Nuts Media client, that is!
We’re very happy to add this prestigious institution to the growing family of healthcare providers who recognize the value of combining high quality animation, entertainment, and easy-to-understand healthcare education to their arsenal for enhancing health education and literacy, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. (more…)
October 26, 2011, Los Angeles — Today, Children’s Hospital at Scott & White, the brand new, high tech pediatric hospital in Temple, Texas, signed on as our newest Health Nuts Media client.
Scott & White is known throughout Texas as a very forward-thinking, technologically-advanced health care system. Their new children’s hospital employs state-of-the-art technology along with a leading edge child-friendly environment to provide world class care to the children and families of central Texas.
Health Nuts Media is proud to announce our inclusion in Scott & White’s vision for providing the best of care as they continue to set the standard for quality. (more…)
October 13, 2011, Los Angeles – Health Nuts Media, producer of animated pediatric health and wellness videos, announces a digital distribution agreement with Learn360 Health, the only single-source solution provider of Patient Education & Relaxation, Entertainment and Pediatric K-12 Educational Services.
“Doctors and patients are looking for effective, affordable and easy-to-use health literacy materials,” said Tim Jones, CEO of Health Nuts Media. “Health Nuts Media is meeting the need for engaging, accurate content, and we are excited to partner with Learn360 Health to make our videos available across web, mobile, DVD and VOD channels.” (more…)
October 14, 2011 - Health Nuts Media will be in Boston tomorrow for the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.
Not only will we be again sponsoring the AAP’s “Pediatric Office of the Future” (POF) exhibit, this year we’ll have our own booth directly across from the POF. If you’ll be in Boston, stop by and see first hand our groundbreaking incorporation of entertainment with high quality health education materials for kids and their families. You can purchase DVDs, order custom work, and get some fun “swag”, too.