BY: Beck Nebel, Community Manager, vidscrip
Note: this is the second in a series of posts designed to get providers up and running with vidscrip.
In the first post of our “getting started” series, we delved into why it is important to give simple answers to your patients’ most complex questions. Now we’re going to walk through the details of how to record your first vidscrip (and what it should be about).
Finding success with vidscrip starts with recording your expertise for patients – each vidscrip opens up new pathways to reaching a patient, caregiver, or prospective patient. When you record a vidscrip, you give patients the power to access your expertise even when they’re not in your office.
Two ways to record a vidscrip
You can choose from our library of pre-existing templates, or create your own. A template is simply a list of questions that will help you make a great vidscrip; we offer hundreds of templates across specialties and treatment stages.
Record from an existing template:
- In the mobile app on iOS or Android, tap on the “record” tab at the bottom of the screen. A list of templates will be displayed– scroll down to find the topic you’re looking for and tap on it. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, request a new template or create your own.
- If you wish to change any of the questions in a template, or delete them, tap “Edit” in the top right corner. When you are ready to record, tap the red bar at the top of your screen.
Or, create your own template:
- In the mobile app on iOS or Android, tap on the “record” tab at the bottom. Tap “Create” in the upper right corner of your screen.
- Follow the tips on-screen to create your own template. When you are ready, tap “Record” in the upper right corner of your screen.
Here’s a downloadable version of these instructions.
At the bottom of the screen there are two buttons, “VIDEO” and “AUDIO”. Video is the default.
- For video: If you’re recording yourself, change to your phone’s front facing camera by tapping the camera icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
- For audio only (or an audio + still image recording), tap “AUDIO” at the bottom. Tap the grey circle in the bottom middle of the screen to begin recording.
If you are satisfied with your answer, tap “Use it!” and when you are done recording all answers, choose your privacy settings. If you want others to be able to view your vidscrip, you must change the settings by tapping “Okay!”
Quick tips for making a great vidscrip
- Make sure your recording area is well lit. It’s best to have a light source that’s behind the camera and not behind you (for example, don’t record yourself in front of a window)
- Wear something that patients would normally see you in, and its best to contrast your attire with your background
- Look into the camera head-on (not looking down or up)
Your first vidscrip
I recommend that you first record an “About Me” vidscrip (we’ve got a template for that!). The “About me” vidscrip gives patients, caregivers, and potential patients a good idea of who you are. Next, choose a condition that will best serve your patient population. For instance, if you’re in dermatology, you may want to choose acne. Or, if you’re in family practice you may want to choose a broad topic such as high blood pressure.
Recording a vidscrip gets your patients the information they need – and can take as little as 5 minutes. Set aside some time today, and revolutionize the way you serve your patients.
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