Health Information |
Health Reference Tools
A.D.A.M offers technology-driven health information solutions that aid organizations to connect and interact with their consumers, patients, employees and plan members. They offer an extensive array of health and wellness tools that create new capabilities for clients with technology-enhanced world-class health information that exceeds healthcare industry standards.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia - A.D.A.M.’s Health Illustrated Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, continuously updated knowledge base that includes diseases and conditions, symptoms, tests, surgeries, and more. This product was written for the general consumer with an average level of health literacy.
The Health Illustrated Encyclopedia describes over 1,600 diseases and conditions with over 3,600 articles. High quality medical illustrations, photographs and diagrams complement the articles and provide an unsurpassed educational experience. Each article and illustration meets rigorous editorial standards to provide your consumers with accurate and trustworthy health information. Also Available in Spanish
In-Depth Reports - In-Depth Reports provide extensive information on top chronic diseases and wellness issues. Each in-depth report is a discussion of the latest information on treatments, risk factors, causes, diagnostic tests, and preventative measures. These reports are for individuals possessing a higher level of health literacy and for those seeking a deeper understanding of their condition.
Their detail of information, extensive evaluation of treatment options, and discussion of emerging trends distinguish in-Depth Reports from other information sources available to patients and healthcare consumers. Our editors and writers research hundreds of professional articles over the course of a year to update this uniquely comprehensive resource. When printed out, each report runs an average of 30-40 pages.
Surgeries and Procedures - Surgeries and Procedures is a series of 151 fully illustrated, interactive health presentations that depict common surgeries, tests, and procedures with over 600 full-color medical images, labels, and descriptive text. Each presentation is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step explanation that effectively reaches a broad audience including those with low health literacy.
Surgeries and Procedures offers a visually engaging way to understand complex medical topics, encouraging your users to return whenever they need answers to common surgical or procedural questions. Surgeries and Procedures is also ideally suited for Informed Consent purposes. Also Available in Spanish
Drug Notes - Patient Education Leaflets - A.D.A.M. is pleased to provide drug information from the Thomson Micromedex Database. These Patient Education Leaflets contain accurate, comprehensive information about generic and brand name medications. The Drug Notes include instructions on how to take medications, what to avoid while taking medications, what the side effects and drug interactions are, and many more important sections. They are written in a consumer-friendly, 6th-8th grade reading level, include graphical icons to illustrate important hazards and are updated regularly.
Drug Interaction Checker - A.D.A.M.'s proprietary Drug Interaction Checker was built using the Thomson Micromedex Interaction database. This essential tool helps consumers check for interactions between prescription drugs, over the counter medications, and even supplements. The user can choose multiple drugs in both their generic and brand names and get a listing of the hazards and potential interaction between them.
Animation Player - The Animation Player was created for easy browsing and playing of A.D.A.M.'s 135+ award-winning, sound and video animations. Users can search for animations alphabetically, by body system, or medical specialty. Each animation includes a description and preview window. Once an animation is selected, a narrator on the soundtrack explains what the user is viewing. Users can also supplement their learning with related text displayed in the browser window while the animation plays.
The Body Guide - The Body Guide is a unique visual road map of the human body. Users can learn about the different systems of the body through interactive anatomy, illustrations, and text. In this visually rich A.D.A.M. offering, a user can toggle between a review of both the male and female anatomy. A mouse-over feature provides specific nomenclature of over 230 hot spots, identifying various structures within the 12 major systems of the human body. An outline is presented with each system that links to related anatomical and physiological articles, featuring over 90 full-color illustrations integrated with textual information.
A.D.A.M. Online Anatomy - A.D.A.M. Online Anatomy (AOA) is a comprehensive database of detailed anatomical images. AOA allows users to point, click, and identify more than 20,000 anatomical structures within fully dissectible male and female bodies in anterior, lateral, medial and posterior views. The user is able to dissect the body layer by layer or use a scroll bar to navigate deeper. This unique "dissection" application offers an interactive approach to discovering the human body. A.D.A.M. online anatomy enhances learning, teaching and sharing of anatomical information.
Care Guides - A.D.A.M.'s Care Guides give comprehensive, step-by-step information on living with a chronic condition such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and obesity. Other guides, such as exercise and weight loss help consumers stay healthy and prevent chronic conditions or diseases. For the newly diagnosed, the Care Guides summarize the essential components of treatment and management. For long-term patients, the Care Guides are a reminder of the recommendations for ongoing check-ups.
Pregnancy Health Center - The Pregnancy Health Center is an award-winning, interactive and complete reference source that provides parents and children with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about pregnancy and childbirth. The seven dynamic information modules include activities, movies, tools, images, animations, presentations and newsletters that stimulate interaction and give users a tangible way to chart their progress. There is even a scrapbook and games for children. The Pregnancy Health Center is an effective way to build your relationship with this important demographic group. The center can help to increase online time and page views as consumers realize how useful and informative this tool is during pregnancy. Also Available in Spanish
Health Centers - A.D.A.M.'s Health Centers promote and showcase your existing Center of Excellence or will create a "virtual" center by providing targeted health and medical information on a specific disease, condition, or demographic area. These online centers prominently display your multi-disciplinary approach to your community the diagnoses, treatment and prevention of these conditions .
Comentary and Alternative Medicine - A.D.A.M.'s complementary and alternative medicine content is unbiased, science-based information integrated into the context of conventional, western medicine. This comprehensive offering gives detailed descriptions of the use, efficacy and contraindications of herbs, supplements, and 20 different CAM therapies.
A.D.A.M. DecisionAssist - A.D.A.M. DecisionAssist tools help consumers make important decisions about their healthcare options. These decisions include whether to have a particular surgery, proceed with a test, take certain medications, or use other healthcare services. The tools allow employees to select from a list of the most common factors to consider in making their decision, so that they can weigh and learn more about the factors that are most important to them. The tools also provide key points, questions to ask your doctor, recommended reading, and alternative options. A.D.A.M. provides the best consumer-directed decision-making tools to help consumers get smart, make the right decisions with confidence, and take appropriate actions.
Health Risk Assessments - A.D.A.M.'s Health Risk Assessments include 16 comprehensive tools that give targeted recommendations based on a user¹s specific health risks and health profile. The interactive assessment engine uses reactive logic to intelligently guide users through a series of questions that evaluate their health and lifestyle and provide custom results and recommendations. Related links also allow users to find out more about the topic and their personalized results. Each assessment meets rigorous editorial standards to provide your consumers with accurate and trustworthy health and wellness information.
Health Risk Assessment Reporting Tools - A.D.A.M.'s Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Reporting Tools provide vital information about the health of your employees, members, or other end users. Armed with this data, you can allocate your resources to address key high-cost areas, such as asthma, obesity, back pain, or diabetes. The data allows you to see which areas you should target for your health improvement programs. The goal is to help your employees develop healthy habits, improve worksite productivity, and drive appropriate utilization of health services. Both aggregate and user-specific reporting is available.
Wellness Tools - A.D.A.M.'s suite of 6 interactive calculators help users track, evaluate and learn about their common health concerns. Calculators include body mass index (BMI), calorie burner, target heart rate, ideal body weight, nutritional needs, and waist to hip.