BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivacare (www.vivacare.com) today announced the release of the latest version of its InfoRx patient engagement app that enables medical professionals to easily deliver patient education resources and practice information into the hands of their patients.
Vivacare's InfoRx app provides a cost-effective means for clinicians to offer their patients a personalized mobile app that supports patient care and increases patient satisfaction.
Developing a mobile app with similar functions can cost a medical practice several thousand dollars, but the new InfoRx app (v2.0) from Vivacare is available for physicians and other medical professionals at no cost.
Any U.S.-based medical professional can create a Vivacare account and access hundreds of patient education handouts and videos relevant to their medical specialty. Content is then selected, customized, personalized with the professional's name and distributed through the mobile app to educate patients about their condition, medication, diagnostic test or procedure.
Patients download the InfoRx app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inforx/id1067718590?mt=8) to their iPhones and enter their provider's unique code to access in-depth educational resources and view information about the practice. Patients benefit by receiving an "Information Prescription" with health information from the source they trust most, their own doctor.
Vivacare also offers medical professionals and health organizations the opportunity to upgrade to the premium-level app for a low annual fee. The premium-level service includes additional features to engage patients, such as a customizable patient satisfaction survey and the delivery of practice announcements via Push Notifications.
Medical professionals benefit by offering their patients an innovative service that supports the physician-patient relationship. Over 60% of patients surveyed reported that getting access to patient education content from their own doctor or medical provider was of "high" or "very high" value. 86% of patients reported that the health information delivered via the mobile app helped them understand their medical condition and 62% reported that it helped them understand their treatment options.
"We are very excited about the capabilities offered by the latest version of our InfoRx mobile app. Vivacare has made it easy and affordable for any physician or medical provider to deliver personalized patient education resources through print, the web or mobile app," said Dr. Mark Becker, pediatrician and founder of Vivacare. "We can also provide our professional customers with advanced functions at a fraction of the cost required for custom app development."
Vivacare is a digital health company committed to supporting medical professionals in the delivery of patient care. Its free patient education service enables physicians and other clinicians to provide their patients with an Information Prescription, in-depth health information to help them understand and manage their health.
The Vivacare service offers access to over 1,500 patient education titles that fulfill the patient education needs of multiple medical specialties, including allergy, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, ob-gyn, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry, rheumatology, and primary care.
Vivacare partners with health care organizations to develop disease education and patient care programs that support their strategic goals.
Mark Becker, M.D.