PatientPoint® Partners with UroMed and Cure Medical to Offer Educational Materials in Urology Exam Rooms New educational materials help patients talk to their physicians about sensitive subjects
CINCINNATI, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PatientPoint®, the leader and innovator in point-of-care patient and physician engagement solutions, is pleased to announce a partnership with the joint venture of UroMed and Cure Medical to offer valuable patient education materials on incontinence and catheterization in urology exam rooms. Award-winning patient education brochures available in the privacy of the exam room provide patients with health information and discussion starters to support their conversation with the doctor. The PatientPoint program also puts medical illustrations at physicians' fingertips for use when explaining health conditions to patients.
The PatientPoint Urology Exam Room Network provides medical device and consumer brands with an effective way to reach patients at the point of care, during the heart of the physician-patient discussion. The UroMed message in the brochure provides patients with an 800 number to learn more about UroMed and the products they offer. This number will also track customer leads generated from the PatientPoint Urology Exam Room Network.
"There is a great need for education and quality assurance when it comes to catheterization, and there are a large number of urology patients requiring catheters," said John Anderson, president and CEO of Cure Medical. "Cure Medical is pleased to be part of the PatientPoint program to help end users get the high-quality urologic products they need as easily as possible. PatientPoint is another way Cure Medical can reach our customers who need these products to live long, healthy lives."
"Ongoing education and dedicated patient support are keystones of the overall commitment that UroMed makes to customer care," said Lisa Wells, director of marketing for UroMed. "We recognize PatientPoint as a premier provider and developer of patient education, and we are thrilled to help provide these new educational resources within their network. PatientPoint is the only company which can help us advance our messages in the privacy of the exam room every day to educate catheter users in urology offices nationwide."
"UroMed is the first home medical equipment company to sponsor the PatientPoint network as a way to better educate and serve their customers in urology exam rooms," said Linda Ruschau, executive vice president, client solutions at PatientPoint. "PatientPoint urologists see approximately 2.4 million patients annually, and we are confident that PatientPoint will help UroMed/Cure Medical address their customers' needs. We are proud of this new partnership and look forward to mutual success."
UroMed is one of the nation's leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is a nationally accredited organization, a Medicare provider and a participant in most state Medicaid plans. UroMed also partners with thousands of private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed has six staffed regional offices located in Richmond, VA; Greenville, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Knoxville, TN; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer's initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.
About Cure Medical
Cure Medical manufactures catheters and is the first and only company to manufacture all of its products without DEHP, latex and BPA. Cure Medical donates 10% of its net profits to scientific research, seeking to develop treatments for spinal cord injuries and related neurological disorders. The use of Cure Medical products can result in new dollars devoted toward research that will develop a cure. Learn more at www.curemedical.com or call 1-800-570-1778.
PatientPoint is an innovator and leading provider of patient and physician engagement solutions at the point of care. The company serves more than 61,000 physicians across all programs, and more than 550 hospitals throughout the U.S., and impacts over 456 million healthcare consumer exposures each year. The PatientPoint award-winning health information and care coordination products drive meaningful outcomes for patients, healthcare providers and program sponsors. For more information, visit www.patientpoint.com.
Davida Dinerman/Pauline Louie