Via News Release
“BOSTON—(May 24, 2016) – Harvard Health Publications, the consumer health education division of Harvard Medical School, today announced a licensing relationship that will deliver a new series of Q&A videos to clinicians and patients at the point of care. This relationship will put the medical knowledge and expertise of Harvard Medical School faculty into brief videos that clinicians using vidscrip can share with their patients on the vidscrip platform.”
“This relationship will put answers to patients’ most commonly-asked questions in front of patients at the point of care in a way that supports the clinician-patient relationship,” said Dr.
Gregory Curfman, Editor in Chief. Information about health conditions, diagnostic tests and surgical procedures, self-care and prevention as well as public health topics will be authored and recorded by Harvard Medical School faculty using a combination of video, audio, still images, and text. Harvard Health Publications and vidscrip plan to launch up to 30 question sets this year, starting with topic areas related to population health management and the industry’s shift to value based care.
vidscrip connects all stakeholders in the health industry by capturing and sharing expertise and experience through their mobile iOS app and website. vidscrip is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will be launching an Android version of their platform in June of this year.
“We are excited to be associated with Harvard Medical School in this initiative,” said John Brownlee, CEO and co-founder of vidscrip. “This relationship immediately advances our ability to capture and share high-quality, up-to-date and easily accessible clinical information, which is necessary to help our clients achieve their goals of improved patient satisfaction and better outcomes.”
“As the focus of our industry changes from volume to value, our goal is to use innovative methods to make our trusted health information available to more consumers and patients facing important decisions about their health care. We are happy to be working with vidscrip to make Harvard faculty expertise available to more clinicians, patients and family members.” added Dr. Curfman.
About Harvard Health Publications:
Harvard Health Publications (HHP) is the media and publishing division of the Harvard Medical School of Harvard University. HHP delivers current health information that is authoritative, trustworthy, and accessible by drawing on the expertise of Harvard Medical School’s 12,000 faculty clinicians and researchers.