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See ViewMedica at AACD 2019

We look forward to showing off the latest updates to our VMcast waiting room TV system and the On-Demand patient education video system for your website. We will be at AACD from April 25th to April 27th, at booth #622. If you are attending AACD, please stop by the ViewMedica booth and say “Hi.”...

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People don’t like false missile alerts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed twitter responses and confirmed that people were terrified by a ballistic missile alert last year in Hawaii. And when the Hawaiians found out it was a false alarm, well that just made them mad.Missiles aren’t really a health issue, so why did the CDC care about this? They figure social media will be a good method to get word out in case of a public health crisis. But they wanted to see...

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Social media affects the doctor-patient relationship

Interesting article in Forbes looks at the positive impact of social media on the healthcare industry.Specifically, social media largely contributes to how we choose our healthcare providers. According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report, 41% of patients said that social media content impacted their choice of hospital or physician.Social media has become a popular tool for patients to expand their knowledge about their condition and treatment options. For example, 29% of patients peruse social media to view other patients’ experience with their...

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Here's help to dispel those nasty vaccine myths.

Ask a patient why they are not getting their vaccinations and you’ll probably be quoted one of the most common negative myths about the vaccination process.The reason for this is that misinformation about vaccines is rampant on the internet, and that’s where many of your patients go for common medical advice.But thanks to the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians and the New Jersey Department of Health, there’s now a video series that busts the most common vaccination myths. And...

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Can you really educate patients in the waiting room?

Educating patients in medical waiting rooms has been a hot topic of late, but many still wonder whether patients will take advantage of the information presented.A recent study of both medical and dental waiting rooms found that 61% of patients do pay attention to waiting room education, especially if it is delivered via waiting room TV or audio messages.Unfortunately, merely providing a preferred method of patient education doesn’t guarantee understanding. Of the patients surveyed, 46% had difficulty understanding medical terms...

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Do your patients understand you correctly?

According to a recent article in Medical News Today, poor doctor-patient communication can lead to the same issues that would be expected after an actual medical error.These include poor outcomes, breakdowns in care and increased malpractice claims.The article points out that communication is particularly important when dealing with chronic diseases, as patient understanding of the complications of their disease is key to patient activation. In short, a patient who understands the risks of their condition is more likely to be...

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New year, new feature for VMcast Waiting Room TV

A new year not only brings new ViewMedica videos, but also a new video-hosting feature for VMcast subscribers.VMcast subscribers in our Pro Setup and Fully Managed plans can now upload their own video files to our server for use in VMcast. Now you don’t have to rely on YouTube or manage your own video server to host your VMcast videos. Videos uploaded to our server are automatically stored on your Fire TV stick for local playback in your loops, reducing...

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ViewMedica introduces new Geriatrics library

We’ve added a new library to ViewMedica: Geriatrics. ViewMedica geriatric patient education videos cover conditions and care strategies of interest to elderly patients.Most videos in this library are new to ViewMedica, but you’ll also see videos that have been part of other ViewMedica libraries. Together, you now have a geriatrics library of 38 videos and growing.View the Geriatrics Library...

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ViewMedica rings in new year with 1,400 videos

We continue to celebrate ViewMedica's 20th anniversary with new videos for you for the start of 2019!In the last three months, we’ve published 89 new video titles. There are now 1,400 videos in 24 specialty libraries for you to choose from. See the complete list.One new series you may be interested in is called “Talking to Your Doctor.” These videos help patients discuss specific healthcare needs with their physicians.Other new videos include:Hand AnatomyC. Difficile InfectionLiving With Migraine Headaches...

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Dental library recognized for excellence

ViewMedica’s new dental health videos recently won a Platinum Award in the category of Best Healthcare Content in the 2018 eHealthcare Leadership Awards.See the Dental LibraryCreating a new library is always challenging, because we want to make sure the debut titles are useful for our subscribers. For the dental library, we talked to dentists about problems that affect their patients. We asked them about the services they offer. And, we looked at the type of content already available online.Then we...

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