IMD Health Global and Merck Manuals announce partnership to provide credible medical resources to healthcare providers and their patients
February 17, 2022 – Toronto, Ontario
IMD Health Global is pleased to announce an important partnership with Merck Manuals. IMD Health is a CloudMD Software & Services company focused on digital health education. MerckManuals.com is a reliable and trusted source for medical information for healthcare providers, patients, and their families now available on the IMD platform.
“Our partnership with IMD Health is an ideal fit as Merck Manuals shares the company’s commitment to facilitating informed dialogue between physicians and patients,” said Melissa Adams, Director of Publishing for Merck Manuals. “We are continuously looking to build relationships with healthcare innovators that will extend the reach of our medical information resources, which we make available to partners at no charge.”
IMD Health is one of the largest digital health educational platforms across North America. IMD offers innovative technology that facilitates meaningful dialogue between healthcare professionals and patients inside the clinic exam room, hospital bedsides, pharmacy consultations, home care visits and during virtual consultations. IMD’s award-winning platform enables healthcare professionals to instantly access over 110,000 media-rich educational graphics, videos and resources during consults as well as by patients at home.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Merck Manuals to provide our clinicians, patients, and their families with trusted information to improve their understanding of various medical conditions,” said Alice Haidau, Medical Content Manager, IMD, citing the need for accurate, reliable health information, particularly given the shift toward digital tools incited by the pandemic and the use of the internet which often leads to misinformation.
Through a resource like IMD, full of user-friendly and visually appealing information, healthcare providers, their patients and families will gain a better understanding and management of their medical condition. IMD now has content available from Merck Manuals for both professionals and consumers.
About Merck Manuals
Visitors to www.MerckManuals.com can select advanced content, appropriate for health professionals and medical students, or easier to understand information developed for patients and consumers. Both versions of Merck
Manuals can be downloaded as free mobile apps. More than 350 medical experts currently serve as contributors; all of the material is reviewed by an independent editorial board and regularly updated online.
Provided as a public service by Merck & Co., Inc., access to the website is unlimited, always free, and its text is available in multiple languages. There is no registration and visitors are never asked to provide personal information. The user experience is not compromised by advertising or sponsored content of any kind.
The digital offering expands on the subject matter contained in The Merck Manuals, a series of medical reference books long trusted by doctors and patients alike. The website features an extensive collection of visual resources, including videos, animations, three-dimensional models, interactive quizzes, and infographics. A podcast series debunks common medical myths.
The Merck Manual for doctors and pharmacists was first published in 1899. The book is now in its 20th Edition.
The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook translates the complex medical terminology contained in The Merck Manual into everyday language for a lay audience. The first edition of the consumer version was introduced in 1997.
For over 130 years, Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives. We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to prevent and treat diseases that threaten people and animals – including cancer, infectious diseases such as HIV and Ebola, and emerging animal diseases – as we aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
SOURCE The Merck Manuals
For more information, contact: Melissa Adams, Director of Publishing, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 5,600 health 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 15,000 practitioners (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)
For more information, contact Jared Sonnenberg, VP jared.sonnenberg@IMDhealth.com
About CloudMD Software & Services
CloudMD is transforming the delivery of healthcare using technology and 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, healthcare navigation, educational resources, and artificial intelligence (AI). CloudMD’s Enterprise Health Solutions Division includes the leading Student Assistance Program and one of the top 4 Employee Assistance Programs in Canada and offers one comprehensive, digitally connected platform for educational institutions, corporations, insurers, and advisors to better manage the health and wellness of their students, employees, and customers.
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 million individuals across North America. For more information visit: https://investors.cloudmd.ca