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IMD Health Announces Partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Improve Quality of Patient Education

IMD Health Global is pleased to announce an important new partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). 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.

MJFF’s Parkinson’s 360 Guidebook is now freely available on IMD Health in English and Spanish. This means that IMD’s established healthcare provider network can send patients home with a comprehensive package of information on living with Parkinson’s disease, spanning important topics such as diagnosis, common symptoms and emotional changes, adjusting to everyday life, enlisting allied healthcare professionals, symptom progression, and treatment options. The guidebook also includes insightful personal narratives from Michael J. Fox and other patients living with Parkinson’s disease.

“MJFF created Parkinson’s 360 to help people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones navigate life with the disease,” said Rachel Dolhun, MD, MJFF’s Senior Vice President of Medical Communications. “We are hopeful that making Parkinson’s 360 available through IMD Health’s platform will enable more patients, families and health care providers to access valuable and practical information to support the Parkinson’s journey.”

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 Michael J. Fox Foundation in order to provide our clinicians, patients and their families with trusted information on Parkinson’s disease,” said Alice Haidau, Senior 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.

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.

For more information about IMD Health Global, please visit www.IMDhealth.com and https://app.IMDhealth.com or contact Jared Sonnenberg, VP, at jared.sonnenberg@IMDhealth.com.

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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Reach out to alice.haidau@imdhealth.com.