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Author Archives: Mark Becker

  • Patient Education & Engagement in Support of Your Medical Practice

    Vivacare’s digital tools are described in a recent article published in ‘Executive Decisions’, a monthly publication of the Association of Dermatology Managers and Administrators (ADAM). “Patient Education & Engagement Service in Support of Your Medical Practice” by Dr. Mark Becker describes the availability of easy-to-use tools that can support key pradtice management objectives, including: • …

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  • Vivacare Launches New Digital Tools for Medical Professionals to Reach & Educate Their Patients

    Today, Vivacare announced the launch of new digital tools that enable physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to easily create a Professional Profile that highlights their clinical expertise and strengthens their voice online. The free service includes a “Patient Care Toolkit” pre-loaded with hundreds of patient education resources that help patients prepare for their appointments …

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  • New! FindaDermatologist Directory of Dermatology Professionals

    Vivacare releases a new version of its Find a Dermatologist Directory, helping patients find qualified dermatology professionals in their community. The Find a Dermatologist Directory lists dermatology professionals who have created a Vivacare Professional Profile and Patient Care Toolkit and shown their commitment to patient education. Patients can search for dermatologists in their area who …

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  • Vivacare Launches New Professional Profile Service

    Vivacare launches a signficant upgrade to its service for medical professionals. Enrolled professionals now receive a personalized “Professional Profile” that enables them to share their expertise and reach patients online. The Professional Profile gives the physician the opportunity to take control of how he/she is represented online by publishing details about medical training and areas …

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  • Physicians Seek Patient Education & Support Materials

    Physicians and other medical professionals report frequently sharing patient education content and tools with their patients, and that access to patient education resources are a top reason for visiting a website. An April 2019 report EPG Health, “The Evolving Role of Websites for Healthcare Professionals“, provided survey data and feedback from medical professionals, pharmaceutical marketers, …

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  • Helpful Tips for Doctor-Recommended Mobile Apps

    Mobile apps can help patients manage their health. Unfortunately, the quality and value of these apps varies widely, making it difficult for physicians to recommend specific apps to their patients. In a published review of patient-oriented mobile apps, only 20% of mobile apps were found to be “adequate” (‘Cutis’, February 2018) In response to this …

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  • Mobile Apps for Patient Education Fall Short in Objective Review

    A graded review of mobile apps for patient education published in the February 2018 issue of ‘Cutis’ showed significant shortcomings with the majority of apps now available. In the article, “Mobile Medical Apps for Patient Education: A Graded Review of Available Dermatology Apps“, the authors reported that only 20% of the 44 mobile apps evaluated …

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  • Patients Value Health Information from their Own Doctor

    A recent survey from Vivacare confirms that patients value getting health information from their own doctor. With the advent of online sources of health information, including WebMD and Google, patients have increasing searched the Internet to learn about their conditions, medications and medical procedures. Yet in spite of this online behavior, patients still prefer to …

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  • Rosacea Patient Education Program

    Vivacare has developed a rosacea patient education program in collaboration with the National Rosacea Society (NRS). The Rosacea Education Kit enables dermatologists to efficiently deliver helpful resources to their rosacea patients to assist them with managing their condition and keeping their rosacea symptoms under control. Upon enrolling, dermatologists receive a personalized mobile app that displays …

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