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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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ViewMedica adds three new libraries

We’ve added three new libraries to ViewMedica: Diabetes, Pediatrics and Pulmonology. Many videos in these libraries have been part of the General Healthcare library for a while now, but as we’ve added content, it has become possible to break them out as standalone libraries. If you subscribe to any videos in these areas, you’ll notice the new specialties have already been added to your ViewMedica On-Demand player.Converting these specialties into their own libraries gives special attention to their content. Pediatrics...

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New logo, website for ViewMedica

To mark our 20th anniversary, we’ve updated the ViewMedica logo. The logo represents ViewMedica’s modern push to deliver the best video experience for the healthcare industry. It includes a new play-button triangle icon that you will see on our website, in our application icons and within the ViewMedica video player.We’ve also updated our website. The new site is fast, accessible and improves the way new subscribers learn about our services. Current subscribers will see similar improvements made to their administration...

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ViewMedica celebrates 20 years of educating patients

20 years ago, we published our first patient education videos for an orthopedic practice in South Florida, Broward Orthopedic Specialists (still a client). The internet was young and in great need of video content to explain complex medical issues in a visual way. The founders of Swarm Interactive, publisher of ViewMedica, had the expertise needed to make that content. In the process, we pioneered many of the methods and technologies that have become standard practice for internet-based patient education.See the...

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ViewMedica wins two Digital Health awards

The ViewMedica patient education library won two awards in the Spring 2018 Digital Health Awards. This is the first year ViewMedica has entered this competition which is organized by the Health Information Resource Center. Our orthopedic library of videos won a Bronze Award, and our new mental health library won a Merit Award.“We were honored to receive this recognition, especially for our new mental health video library,” Swarm Interactive Chief Creative Officer Scott Horner said. “The award for our orthopedic...

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The On-Demand Player and Accessibility

U.S. Government rules encourage health providers to make all their web content accessible for sight and hearing impaired as well as users with other disabilities. Subscribers to ViewMedica On-Demand patient education videos can rest assured. The On-Demand player meets WAI-A and section 508 standards for accessibility.Only ViewMedica subscribers get the proprietary On-Demand player for showing health videos on their websites. We’ve developed this powerful video player just for the health care industry. So as industry requirements change, we quickly change...

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