• 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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