EBSCO Health, a provider of evidence-based clinical information tools has acquired HealthDecision, a decision support and shared decision-making tool for clinicians and patients. Founded in 2004, HealthDecision’s visual representation of medical outcomes is educational, easy-to-use and facilitates discussion between the clinician and patient to mutually agree on a personalized treatment plan.
Developed by clinicians with subject matter expertise, HealthDecision integrates medical literature including the latest guidelines, risk scores, and analyses. These tools have been integrated into the clinician workflow in a variety of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and have been in use for nine years, reaching more than 26,000 patients a year.
The agreement enhances EBSCO Health’s resources and deep expertise in the field of clinical support and evidence-based medicine, furthering the company’s goal to assist patients and clinician needs at the point of care. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. EBSCO Health’s evidence-based clinical information tools include DynaMed Plus®, Dynamic Health™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as CINAHL® Complete, MEDLINE Complete) plus EBSCONET.
HealthDecision CEO and Founder Jon Keevil, MD, is looking forward to further building out the clinical decision support tools with EBSCO Health. “HealthDecision was born out of a mission to create tools that transform complex medical information into more actionable and patient-specific formats. I am thrilled that EBSCO Health’s resources and deep expertise in the field of clinical support and evidence-based medicine will greatly enhance our ability to assist patients and clinicians at the point of care.”
Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.