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Polyglot Systems Licenses Meducation® Software To The University Of Connecticut Health Center To Improve Medication Adherence And Patient Satisfaction

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Polyglot Systems, Inc. has licensed its Meducation® software to the University of Connecticut Health Center for use in its John Dempsey Hospital and 24 other facilities. The software is designed to improve medication adherence and patient satisfaction by improving the way in which medication instructions are communicated.  

"Approximately 1 in every 3 Americans is considered low-health literate or has limited English proficiency," said Sims Preston, Polyglot's CEO.  "It is critical that these patients understand how to take their medications," he added. "Poor adherence to medication instructions has been associated with over 100,000 deaths annually, increased hospitalization rates and hundreds of billions of dollars in avoidable healthcare costs."

Developed under a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Polyglot's Meducation® software generates medication instructions that are easy for every patient to understand, even those that are low health literate or limited English proficient. Instructions are written at a 5 th to 6 th grade reading level in any of sixteen languages, can be printed in large fonts for those with impaired vision and use pictograms to convey information clearly. For certain especially hard to use medications, Meducation allows patients to access on-line videos demonstrating proper medication use.  

In addition to improving medication adherence, Polyglot contends that Meducation can improve patient satisfaction. "Effective communication has been identified by providers and payers as a key driver of patient satisfaction," stated Preston. 

"The University of Connecticut Health Center serves a diverse population and it is committed to providing patient-centered care to all of its patients," said Wendy Miller, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine.  "Adopting a tool like Meducation is consistent with that commitment."

About the University of Connecticut Health Center

The University of Connecticut Health Center includes the schools of medicine and dental medicine, the UConn Medical Group, University Dentists, and John Dempsey Hospital. Home to Bioscience Connecticut, the Health Center pursues a mission of providing outstanding health care education in an environment of exemplary patient care, research and public service. More information about the UConn Health Center is available at

About Polyglot Systems

Polyglot Systems' award-winning software is designed to improve patient understanding, thereby improving health, reducing costs and increasing patient satisfaction.

Contact: Lisa Crites Polyglot System, Inc. Morrisville, NC321-298-2988

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SOURCE Polyglot Systems, Inc.

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