Keeping my patients well educated and uptodate with everything they need to know about their illness is a very important part of my practice. Knowledgeable patients do better on treatment, are less anxious about their illness, and tend to he happier overall in my experience. Having content, well informed patients in my practice also means I tend to get home a bit earlier in the evening. That’s good too.
I have been lucky enough to be working with a new healthcare company called Clear.md over the last few months who have provided a platform which allows health care professionals to record and display medical educational video content online. I believe that this platform will be the new Youtube for reliable, Doctor provided healthcare information.
I have recorded 33 video’s to date (with many more to come) all of which address specific questions about rheumatic disease which are asked of me every day of the week. They’re mercifully short (most less than 60 seconds) and I hope that you find them helpful.
You will notice that there is a ‘Vidscription’ section (ie a Video ‘prescription’) on the site where I have grouped videos on a certain topic together. For example, where I start a patient on a drug like Methotrexate, I will be able to email them a link to a collection of videos all about the drug.
In time, I hope to put all of the information I provide to patients online on this platform.
Over the coming weeks, I shall be doing lots of recording and am seeking suggestions on questions all of you would like answered. Please feel free to post them in the comments box below.