New app helps patients learn visually

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:44 PM

In a recent blog, Dr. Brian Stork discusses a new app that helps doctors provide medical information to their patients in short video clips.

"Like most physicians, I have traditionally provided patients with written materials intended to help them better understand their diagnosis and treatment options," the local urologist wrote. "I often wonder, however, if these materials actually educate and empower patients, or simply end up in their trash cans. Fortunately, with the popularity of smartphones, it has never been easier for physicians to create innovative educational materials for their patients."

Stork said the Vine app can be used to create a six-second video that doctors can share with their patients using Twitter and Facebook, or on their own website or blog.

"Remarkably, I have found that it is possible to communicate quite a bit of medical information in six seconds," he noted.

To read more and see examples of the video clips, CLICK HERE.

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