Vivacare Releases Spanish Language Patient Education Resources for Display on Medical Practice Websites.

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Medical professionals use Vivacare to provide their Spanish-speaking patients with patient education resources regarding asthma, COPD, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic medical conditions. Spanish language patient handouts and videos are available at no cost for physicians to personalize, print and display on their own websites.

Vivacare provides handouts and videos to help medical professionals educate their Spanish-speaking patients with asthma, COPD, diabetes and other chronic medical conditions.

Vivacare has published new patient education resources in Spanish (en Español) to assist medical professionals with the delivery of care to their Spanish-speaking patients. In just minutes, physicians and others can create their own free Health Library with patient education handouts and videos that can be printed in the office, viewed on a mobile device or displayed on their own practice website.

New Spanish language patient handouts cover a wide range of medical topics, including Asthma (Asma), Atopic Dermatitis (Dermatitis Atópica), Contraception (Anticonceptivas), COPD (EPOC), Diabetes (Diabetes), Hypertension (Hipertension), Immunizations (Inmunizaciones), Obesity (Obesidad), Skin Cancer (Cáncer de Piel), and other chronic medical conditions.

These new Spanish titles can be personalized with the name of the physician (or medical practice) and further customized. The physician or office manager can easily add or remove titles from display and supplement Vivacare's patient education content with their their own patient handouts. Medical professionals can direct their patients to an integrated online resource that reflects their medical specialty and unique approach to care.

For instance, an allergist that enrolls for a free Vivacare patient education account can access several Spanish-language asthma education handouts that display the allergist's name at the top of the pages. These asthma handouts include links to reputable Spanish-language resources from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and can be supplemented with the allergist's own asthma handouts.

The Vivacare Health Library has been designed for easy display on a medical practice website, so that the doctor's website becomes a health information resources for patients. Following patient appointments, patients can be directed to the practice website to learn more about their medical condition and treatment options.

“We are happy to provide our clinicians with Spanish language content that helps to improve patient care,” said Dr. Mark Becker, pediatrician and founder of Vivacare. "Now their Spanish-speaking patients can also take advantage of the in-depth health information resources found on their doctor's website."

About Vivacare

Vivacare supports the patient education needs of more than 20 medical specialties, including allergy, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, pediatrics, rheumatology and primary care. Patient education content is provided from multiple reputable sources, including medical publishers, professional organizations, disease advocacy organizations and federal health agencies.

Vivacare partners with health care organizations that wish to support clinicians in their efforts to educate patients or make additional resources available at the point of care. Partner content, such as videos from a patient support group, may be integrated into the Vivacare content management platform to reach patients and their families via the doctor’s own website. Health information provided by Vivacare’s partners is educational in nature and designed to support the clinician’s approach to care. Vivacare does not distribute advertisements to patients.

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