IMD Health Global and the Canadian Lymphedema Framework Announce Partnership to Improve Quality of Patient Education
September 6, 2022 – Toronto, Ontario
IMD Health Global is pleased to announce an important new partnership with the Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF). This partnership will be invaluable to helping IMD Health in their commitment to providing easily accessible, up-to-date digital health education to healthcare providers, patients and their families on the IMD platform.
“The CLF is pleased to have our resources included on the IMD Health platform alongside the many other health organizations who have contributed valuable information,” said Bonnie Baker, General Manager at The Canadian Lymphedema Framework. “Collaborative partnerships, along with education and research, are the pillars of the CLF’s mission; and we are thrilled to be working together with IMD Health to increase access to our educational materials. Despite the efforts of organizations like ours, lymphedema remains a vastly under-recognized condition. We are committed to supporting those who are impacted by lymphedema, and this partnership with IMD Health is one more way that we can fulfill that commitment by increasing the visibility of the educational materials we have developed.”
IMD’s health education platform is one of the largest in North America, offering healthcare providers and patients instant access to graphics, videos and other educational resources spanning 6,000+ health topics. These resources facilitate meaningful dialogue between healthcare professionals and patients inside the examination room, at hospital bedsides and pharmacies, and during virtual consultations.
“We are very excited to be collaborating with the CLF in order to provide our clinicians, patients and their families with trusted information on lymphedema” said Alice Haidau, Medical Content Manager, IMD, citing the need for inclusive, evidence-based health information, particularly given the shift toward digital tools incited by the pandemic, and internet use which often leads to misinformation.
The CLF’s resources are now freely available on IMD Health. This means that IMD’s established healthcare provider network can send lymphedema patients home with resource packages containing trusted information on disease understanding, condition management & treatment, and emotional wellness. Resources also include professional tools to help further educate healthcare providers on diagnosing and treating lymphedema.
About the Canadian Lymphedema Framework
The Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF) is an academic and patient stakeholder collaboration, which is part of an international initiative to promote research, best practices, and lymphedema clinical development worldwide. Our mission is to improve the management of lymphedema and related disorders in Canada.
Learn more at www.canadalymph.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 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 16,400 practitioners (doctors, nurses and pharmacists) in clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, infusion clinics and homecare settings.
IMD Health is a subsidiary of CloudMD Software & Services (TSXV: DOC).
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 business is separated into three main divisions: Clinics and Pharmacies, Digital Solution and Enterprise Health Solutions, the Company’s fastest growing division. CloudMD’s Enterprise Health Solutions Division has built a leading employer healthcare solutions, including its Comprehensive Integrated Health Services Platform, which 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 direct ecosystem of over 5,700 clinicians including, 1,800+ mental health practitioners, 1,600+ allied health professionals, 1,400+ doctors and nurses and covers 12 million individual lives across North America.
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