Improving access to digital health education resources through a new partnership between North York General Hospital and iMD Health Global Corp.
September 24, 2021
Toronto, Ontario – North York General Hospital (NYGH) and iMD Health are partnering to help patients and their families more easily access trusted health education resources that support their health literacy and health journeys.
iMD Health is Canada’s largest digital patient education platform that brings together content on more than 5,000 medical topics (anatomy, conditions and procedures) in a simple-to-use format with over 110,000 resources in a variety of formats including articles, images, infographics and short videos. Content is customized by audience, so healthcare professionals or patients can learn more about an illness, treatment, or other healthcare topics.
“Access to credible, reliable health information online is essential to patient health,” said Karyn Popovich, President and CEO, North York General Hospital. “We know that most people look up health information online and we are pleased to partner with iMD to provide our patients and their families access to this important resource.”
“We are excited about our new partnership with NYGH. This partnership is a positive step forward to improving access to trusted patient education content, reducing the need for their patients to search the internet where there is so much mis-information,” says Kevin Delano, President & CEO of iMD Health Global. “We look forward to working with NYGH to assist in providing more resources and digital access to their patients and families”.
You can access the NYGH portal at Online Health Resources | North York General Hospital (nygh.on.ca).
About North York General Hospital
North York General Hospital is a leading community academic hospital. NYGH provides a range of acute, ambulatory, and seniors’ care across seven sites to more than 400,000 people in North York and to populations beyond. NYGH has a 192-bed LTC home, Seniors’ Health Centre, among the busiest three Emergency Departments in the GTA and one of the highest volume single-site birthing centres in Canada (top five). The hospital is well known for its clinical excellence, research and teaching. For the third year in a row, NYGH was ranked the top community academic hospital in Canada by Newsweek Magazine.www.nygh.on.ca
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About iMD Health Global
iMD Health Global is a Toronto-based eHealth software development company, focused on innovating healthcare education. Since 2010, iMD has grown into Canada’s largest digital patient engagement platform. Centred “At The Point of Care” ®, healthcare professionals use iMD’s cloud-based platform (in clinic or virtual consults) to engage with their patients at a deeper level and optimize knowledge transfer surrounding a patient’s condition and treatment plan. This is done through the seamless integration of over 110,000 images, booklets, and video resources, (covering 2,100 medical topics) into an award-winning user interface that makes patient education both efficient and effective. At the end of a patient’s consult, a summary of all the discussed information can be emailed to the patient to review and continue their learning journey at home, improving their health literacy and adherence to their treatment plan. The iMD platform is utilized by over 11,000 practitioner’s (doctor’s, nurses and pharmacists in, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, infusion clinics and in homecare settings. For more information please visit: www.imdhealth.com and https://app.imdhealth.com iMD Health is a subsidiary of CloudMD Software & Services (TSXV: DOC)
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About CloudMD Software & Services (TSXV: DOC)
CloudMD is digitizing the delivery of healthcare by providing a patient centric approach, with an emphasis on continuity of care. By leveraging healthcare technology, the Company is building one, connected platform that addresses all points of a patient’s healthcare journey and provides better access to care and improved outcomes. Through CloudMD’s proprietary technology, the Company delivers quality healthcare through a holistic offering including hybrid primary care clinics, specialist care, telemedicine, mental health support, educational resources and artificial intelligence (AI). CloudMD currently services a combined ecosystem of over 7,000 psychiatrists, approximately 4,500 therapists and counsellors, approximately 4,000 psychologists, over 22,000 family physicians, over 34,000 medical specialists, over 1,500 allied health professionals, over 500 clinics, and over 5 millionindividuals across North America. CloudMD’s Enterprise Health Solutions Division includes one of the top 4 Employee Assistance Programs in Canada and offers one comprehensive, digitally connected platform for corporations, insurers and advisors to better manage the health and wellness of their employees and customers. For more information visit: www.cloudmd.ca
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