BERKELEY, Calif., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivacare (www.vivacare.com) a leading provider of patient education services, today announced the release of its InfoRx mobile app that enables physicians and other medical professionals to deliver personalized patient handouts, videos and other health resources into the hands of their patients and family members.
Medical professionals create a free Vivacare account to receive a personalized "Health Library" with specialty-specific patient education resources that can be printed in the office and displayed on the medical practice website. The new InfoRx mobile app makes these personalized, doctor-recommended resources available on the patient's own mobile device.
Patients with iPhones are directed to the App Store to download the InfoRx app and enter a unique InfoRx code to view their own doctor's Health Library. Patients benefit by getting health information from the source they trust most…their own doctor, as well as gaining access to prescription medication savings and other features.
Physicians can distribute a robust collection of advertising-free resources to their patients through the InfoRx app. Dermatologists are able to distribute patient handouts and videos regarding acne and psoriasis, while neurologists distribute content regarding Alzheimer's Disease and multiple sclerosis. Vivacare offers over 1,500 titles from a variety of reputable sources, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), professional organizations, medical publishers, and disease advocacy organizations, such as the National Eczema Association. Physician users can control which titles are delivered to their patients and can customize the InfoRx app with their own patient education handouts.
Several features of the Vivacare patient education service have been rated "high value" by physician users, including the depth and breadth of patient education resources, the ability to personalize the content, the option to display the content on the practice website, and the opportunity to offer their patients an innovative mobile app with health information that reflects their approach to patient care.
"The InfoRx app is an exciting expansion of our service for medical professionals," said Dr. Mark Becker, pediatrician and founder of Vivacare. "It enables clinicians to easily distribute meaningful health information to their patients and supports the physician-patient relationship, leading to improved care and patient satisfaction."
Dr. Becker's version of the app with pediatric resources can be viewed by downloading the InfoRx app from the App Store and entering "drbecker" as the InfoRx code.
Vivacare is a free patient education service offered to U.S.-based medical professionals to enable them to efficiently deliver health education resources to their own patients. The service is available for individual users and health organizations in over 12 medical specialties, including allergy, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, ob-gyn, pediatrics, psychiatry, rheumatology, surgery, and primary care.
Vivacare partners with health care organizations to distribute disease education programs and provide medical professionals with a patient education service that improves clinical care.
Contact Vivacare about creating an account to support your clinical needs or distributing your content at the point of care.
Mark Becker, M.D.
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