Visible Health Launches Visible Health Connect and Expands drawMD iPad Apps

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Visible Health introduces limited open beta of patient collaboration platform Visible Health Connect while expanding existing drawMD iPad App series.

The feature updates are a result of insights not only from our own drawMD use but also largely in response to requests from our clinician users.

Visible Health announced today the release of a major update to their leading patient education iPad apps, the drawMD series. This announcement also coincides with the addition of a new specialty app to the drawMD series as well as the introduction of Visible Health Connect, a new platform which will become the basis of future features to enhance patient-clinician collaboration. With over 400,000 App Store downloads and hailed as a "must-have" iPad app for physicians, drawMD is one of the top apps used by medical professionals at the point of care.

Leading the release is a brand-new Ophthalmology iPad app. The addition of Ophthalmology brings their growing specialty-based drawMD family to 13 apps. Featuring the same easy to use platform, the drawMD Ophthalmology app gives eye care specialists a tool to help educate patients at the point of care and beyond. The new app includes 6 highly-detailed views of the face, eye, retina, and more, including overlays to help explain a wide variety of major eye conditions and procedures. As with all existing drawMD apps, drawMD Ophthalmology is free for download on the App Store.

The drawMD series has been completely redesigned with the release of drawMD 3, previously only available in Urology, OB/GYN and Female Pelvic Surgery drawMD apps. Incorporated are a multitude of usability enhancements and feature requests, including:

  • Better organization of backgrounds, stamps, and saved drawings
  • Enhanced stamp manipulation tools
  • Full screen drawing and presentation mode
  • New layers tool that gives you much finer grained control over visibility
  • Search and filter stamps, as well as apply any stamp within the app to any background

Finally, the Visible Health Connect platform is being released as a limited open beta. "We needed to make it easier for our team to deliver the content our users demand as well as create a platform that gives voice to our users," said John Cox, CEO of Visible Health. Visible Health Connect membership and its features are being offered for free during the limited, open beta period. As part of the current beta release, Visible Health Connect registration unlocks:

  • Immediate access to new features
  • Provide feedback on beta features and help shape the way drawMD and Visible Health Connect evolve
  • Exclusive opportunity to test-drive future features and services, and
  • When premium features are released users will get free access to them for a period of time

John Cox added, "The current new features are just the beginning of a powerful set of collaboration tools we will be releasing soon."

Dr. Alexander Kutikov, Urologic Oncologist and co-founder of Visible Health commented on the new release: "As physicians, we conceived and built this tool for medical professionals to advance the patient education experience at the point of care. The feature updates are a result of insights not only from our own drawMD use but also largely in response to requests from our clinician users. drawMD was built by doctors for doctors. The goal is not only a more efficient, but also a more effective patient-physician encounter. With the introduction of Visible Health Connect, we can begin to operationalize and enhance patient-clinician collaboration on a larger scale."

About drawMD

drawMD is the flagship product of Visible Health and is the leading iPad app used by medical professionals at the point of care to help educate patients. It enhances doctor-patient communication by offering interactive visual guides as a tool for explaining complex conditions and possible medical and surgical solutions. drawMD is available for the iPad on the App Store for Urology, OB/GYN, General Surgery, Cardiology, Vascular, Female Pelvic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant, Orthopedics, Anesthesia and Critical Care, and Ophthalmology.

About Visible Health

Visible Health is connecting patients and clinicians for simple, private creation, discovery and sharing of relevant, useful care information. We are creating mobile and web applications that help patients better understand their medical conditions and treatment options by working in direct collaboration with physicians and other care providers. Visible Health was conceived and launched by Harvard Medical School classmates Todd Morgan and Alexander Kutikov, along with technology expert John Cox.

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