New Year, New Ways to Educate!

We’re two months into the new year, and iMD Health wants to know – is your practice leading the way toward more efficient and effective patient education?

iMD Health wants to help you shake things up! Together we can make 2018 the year of improved patient education and engagement!

Why Make a Change?

Inadequate patient education and poor health literacy are accountable for 3-5% of total healthcare costs, which in Canada equates to approximately $8 billion spent annually, simply because patients don’t understand the information they receive from healthcare providers.[1]

Fortunately, the increasing ubiquity of mobile technology offers powerful new ways for you to engage with your patients.

iMD Health offers one such solution. An easy-to-use education platform that houses all the information you’ll need to better educate, engage and connect with your patients.

This is an exciting time for patient education. More and more, patients are seeking access to healthcare information and services through mobile technology. Mobile healthcare applications such as iMD’s platform are revolutionizing the ways patients get information and communicate with their healthcare providers.

Why should you care? Well, these changes are having positive effects – for patients and the healthcare system as a whole. Mobile health apps like iMD adopt a visual learning approach, allowing you to share information with your patients in a manner that is more in line with their preferred learning style. We make it easy to explain complex medical information to your patients through the use of thousands of professionally vetted medical images, diagrams and videos. Coupled with immediate access to patient education resources direct from our Canadian healthcare partners (for example, the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Canada, Canadian Dermatology Association), iMD provides you with all the tools to make valuable consultation time more efficient and effective.

The results are better informed patients – patients who are engaged with the information they receive from their healthcare professionals and who in turn take active roles in their own healthcare management. For our healthcare system, this means reduced readmittance and non-adherence rates, saving millions in unnecessary medical expenditures.

Become a Better Educator

The iMD Health platform is an education tool that benefits healthcare professionals in three key ways:

  • Improves your consultations
  • Engages your patients
  • Connects your practice

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing a blog series that takes an in-depth look at the ways in which iMD achieves these points and how they can help you to become better at educating and informing your patients.

If you haven’t already, start exploring iMD’s free education platform by clicking the link below to sign up.

 

 

[1] http://healthydebate.ca/opinions/a-small-step-towards-a-health-literate-canada

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