EBSCO has announced that the Health Library will allow for its content to be used with patients during their hospital visits. With added print functionality, Health Library can be further leveraged as a means for providing branded, evidence-based patient information hand-outs at the point-of-care.
To provide a uniform search experience for a hospital's patient community, Health Library is available through a subscribing institution's website, and can also be made available as an education tool from hospital kiosks and other workstations, including within the hospital library. New features of Health Library are designed to allow doctors, nurses, and other caregivers to provide Health Library content as print-outs at the point-of-care. These customizable information sheets can be consistently branded by the hospital, include personalized doctor notes, and other specific information pertinent to a given patient. These handouts offer medically-reviewed, evidence-based information designed specifically for patient comprehension. Health Library covers information on literally all medical topics of interest from general health and nutrition, to specific conditions, procedures, drug information, interactive tools, etc.