Vidscrip, Zipnosis Team Up to Personalize the Virtual Care Experience

April 6, 2018

Minneapolis, MN — Minneapolis, MN — Vidscrip announced today its integration with virtual care provider, Zipnosis, to use video prescriptions to personalize the virtual care experience for primary care physicians and their patients (click here for Zipnosis press release).

As providers seek to optimize care between virtual and in-person visits, it’s important to treat patients at the right time in the right place. Sustained adoption of virtual care requires a level of trust that can be hard to establish. “There’s a misconception among patients when it comes to virtual care and what it’s designed to accomplish. Vidscrip, when integrated with a virtual care solution like Zipnosis, establishes trust by allowing a patient to view videos from their own provider relevant to their own diagnosis. Collaborations like this shift patients to expect virtual care as an integral part of their healthcare.” said vidscrip co-founder and CEO John Brownlee.

Zipnosis and Vidscrip Offices in Minneapolis, MN

Participating primary care providers will use Vidscrip to record short videos explaining the diagnosis and treatment plans their patients receive through the Zipnosis virtual care platform. “Primary care physicians get access to the most powerful patient engagement tools on the platform with Vidscrip: an easy way to project their name, brand and recommendation for virtual care to their patients. Where Zipnosis has digitized primary care, Vidscrip has digitized provider education. It’s a beautiful marriage of virtual care tools that will drive better patient utilization and satisfaction,” said Jon Pearce, CEO of Zipnosis.

The partnership reflects a new era in collaboration among innovators in healthcare technology. Playing to the strengths of individual organizations and bringing them together will offer a complete package to healthcare providers that continues to eliminate barriers and improve the quality of care. Continues Pearce: “Vidscrip and Zipnosis’ ability to meld two digital platforms means more personalized content created faster – with the ability to adapt and evolve to ever-changing patient needs, clinical demands and technical opportunities exponentially faster than analog telemedicine solutions… This is just the beginning.”

1https://medcitynews.com/2018/04/american-academy-of-family-physicians-picks-zipnosis/

Vidscrip expands partnership to advance asthma and allergy patient education

Healthcare providers nationwide will use the vidscrip digital health platform to improve outcomes for asthma patients of all ages

Minneapolis, MN (August 22, 2017) – vidscrip announced today the expansion of their relationship with Thermo Fisher Scientific, bringing advanced asthma and allergy patient education to health systems nationwide. This partnership is the latest example of diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies working with digital health companies like vidscrip to bring innovative solutions to their customers as the healthcare industry transitions to value-based care.

“Innovation is a core value in our company. This partnership is an example of how we leverage our expertise in asthma education to deliver unsurpassed value to our customers, and be relevant and present to patients,” said Paul Maloney, responsible for health economic strategy at Thermo Fisher.

Healthcare providers use the vidscrip app to record their own answers to common patient questions using video, audio and images (“a vidscrip”).  Viscrips are then delivered to patients via text messages, emails, and through patient portals at key moments within an episode of care.

During the pilot phase of this program, asthma specialists like Amber McGuire, APRN, saw meaningful improvement in patients’ compliance with care instructions. “I am dedicated to improving healthcare quality and taking an active role in my patients’ care,” she said. “vidscrip has proven to be a powerful resource to improve adherence to treatment guidelines.”

“We continue to see strong demand for solutions that improve drug, medical device and diagnostic companies’ value propositions,” said John Brownlee, CEO of vidscrip. “We look forward to building on the success we’ve seen in our year-long pilot with Thermo Fisher Scientific by impacting more providers and patients nationwide.”

 

About vidscrip

The vidscrip platform allows healthcare providers to record their own answers to common patient questions and make those answers available anytime, anywhere, and on any device. vidscrip is proud to be part of the healthcare innovation ecosystem in Minneapolis, MN. Learn more at vidscrip.com.

For More Information:

media@vidscrip.com

vidscrip and Southside Community Health Services Launch Text-Message Based Program to Promote Heart Health in Local Barbershops & Beauty Salons

Through a series of free text messages and videos, vidscrip supports the Clippers N’ Curls program – focused on reducing the incidence of heart disease and stroke in the community

Minneapolis, MN (February 28, 2017) – vidscrip, a digital platform that uses its video-based app, text messages, and other methods to engage and educate individuals on health topics, announced today the launch of a new program in partnership with Southside Community Health Services (Southside). The free program includes access to patient-friendly videos on blood pressure and heart health which are delivered via text message and promoted in a trusted environment – the local barbershop.

“Barbers have long been trusted messengers in the community,” said Clarence Jones, Community Outreach Director for Southside. “The Clippers N’ Curls program’s ultimate goal is to reduce hypertension – and we are thrilled to be working with vidscrip to offer education and support to the community that will help us reach that goal.”

Founded by Southside in 2014, the Clippers N’ Curls program features automated blood pressure kiosks placed in barbershops and beauty salons across the Twin Cities metro. The barbers and beauticians receive special training on blood pressure and heart disease so that they can encourage their clients to check their own blood pressure and help normalize the conversation around heart health. With the addition of vidscrip to the Clippers N’ Curls program, bright red signs are now placed on each of the blood pressure kiosks and at each chair in the barbershops and beauty salons – more than 100 chairs in total – providing simple instructions to sign up for the free text message-based program.

Red signs promoting the blood pressure program are on every mirror in this metro barbershop

Tito Wilson owns Wilson’s Image Barbers and Stylists in North Minneapolis and participates in the Clippers N’ Curls program. “I’m not a doctor, but I do see the responsibility and opportunity we have to promote better health in our community,” said Wilson. “I encourage my clients, who may not be comfortable going to a physician, to go get their reading and direct them what to do about it.”

Participants receive a series of text messages linking to short videos (“vidscrips”).  Vidscrips are recorded by a medical provider from the local community and follow a simple question and answer format covering the basics of blood pressure including: understanding numbers, health and lifestyle risks for high blood pressure (hypertension), treatment options, and talking about hypertension with family and community members.

“At vidscrip, we’re passionate about putting the patient at the center of the care system,” said John Brownlee, CEO and co-founder of vidscrip. “This program directly aligns with our goals – meeting the patient where they’re at in the community and engaging them through trusted sources.”

About vidscrip:

Founded in 2012, vidscrip is a digital health platform that uses its video-based app, text messages, and other methods to engage and educate individuals on health topics. Vidscrip is a proud member of the strong medtech start-up community in Minneapolis. Download the app for iOS or Android.

About Southside Community Health Services:

Southside Community Health Services is a community clinic located in South Minneapolis that has been providing access to primary health care services to underserved populations in the Twin Cities for over 45 years. Southside provides culturally competent medical, dental, vision, behavioral health, and outreach services to anyone in need and never turns anyone away due to inability to pay. Learn more about the Clippers N’ Curls Program in this video: http://bit.ly/2lRvBqQ

Media inquiries:

Danah Tangen, vidscrip
(952) 334-3992
dtangen@vidscrip.com

Autumn Chmielewski, Southside Community Health Services
(612) 821-2788
autumn.chmielewski@southsidechs.org

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Harvard Health Publications Announces Agreement with vidscrip

HARVARD HEALTH PUBLICATIONS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT FOR NEW PATIENT EDUCATION VIDEO SERIES

Content licensing relationship brings Harvard Medical School faculty expertise to clinicians and patients using the vidscrip platform

For immediate release

Boston, MA (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.

Media inquiries:
Kristen Rapoza
(617) 432-4716
Kristen_rapoza@hms.harvard.edu

Vidscrip Launches New Patient Engagement Platform

VIDSCRIP LAUNCHES NEW PATIENT ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM AT THE AMERICAN UROLOGY ASSOCIATION’S 2016 ANNUAL MEETING

The vidscrip 2.0 platform includes powerful updates for physicians
and an all-new patient experience

For immediate release

San Diego, CA (May 7, 2016) – vidscrip announced today that it has launched the vidscrip 2.0 platform, available now in the iTunes App Store and on vidscrip.com. The app records clinician’s answers to questions that can then be shared with colleagues, patients, and caregivers to watch anytime. The vidscrip team is at the American Urology Association’s annual meeting this weekend in San Diego to launch the new platform alongside their strong following of urologists and device manufacturers.

By making health education information from a patient’s most trusted source – their own doctor – accessible outside the exam room, it becomes more “sticky” and results in more efficient providers and better health outcomes.

“Even though doctors repeat themselves constantly, patients forget 86% of what they learn at the point-of-care. This negatively impacts practice efficiency, patient satisfaction, and health outcomes. Vidscrip solves this by making the doctor’s expertise available to patients anytime, anywhere, and on any device,” said vidscrip co-founder and CEO John Brownlee.

Powerful new features, available for free to both clinicians and patients, include:

  • Social networking features to follow and create trusted connections with patients, caregivers, clinicians, health systems, and device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
  • Record vidscrips using video, audio, images, and text – by using one of more than 700 pre-built templates or creating from scratch
  • Robust privacy settings for sharing vidscrips

Thousands of physicians, care teams, and other health professionals currently use vidscrip to record expertise and share it with colleagues, patients, and caregivers.

Visit vidscrip.com, the App Store, or find vidscrip on the AUA exhibition floor’s main thoroughfare at booth 3821 to download the app for free today. An Android version will launch next month.

About vidscrip:
vidscrip is proud to be part of the healthcare innovation ecosystem in Minneapolis, MN.

Media inquires:
Danah Tangen
Director, Marketing
media@vidscrip.com

More Updates

  • March 2016 – vidscrip partners with the PGA to offer Ryder Cup package as auction item for Children’s Minnesota 2016 Star Gala
  • Nov 5, 2015 – Meet a Minnesota CTO: Brian Kuyath, vidscrip
  • Nov 3, 2015 – vidscrip’s John Brownlee Wins Minnesota Business Magazine’s 2015 Healthcare Executive Award
  • July 16, 2015 – Roche Ireland pilot project on breast cancer, part of the Digital Hub’s Connected Health programme
  • Feb 5, 2015 – Brigham Womens Hospital Prescribes Videos to keep patients on track
  • Jun 24, 2014 – Partners Healthcare, vidscrip Partnership
  • Jun 24, 2014 – Three questions with John Brownlee, CEO of vidscrip
  • Feb 10, 2013 – vidscrip partners with Coloplast, Inc.