Education & Training
Hospitality Network, iMD bring education to bedside
December 6, 2017
TORONTO – Hospitality Network & iMD Health are pleased to announce that they have formed a strategic partnership in which the iMD educational software platform will be made available to all of the Hospitality Networks digital hospital customers. Launching in November, iMD will be available to over 2,500 hospital bedside terminals across Canada.
iMD Health is provides a digital, interactive, educational approach to the examination/counseling rooms of family physicians, dpecialists, nurses and pharmacists to provide the latest health information to patients at the point of care.
Hospitality Network is Canada’s leading provider of Interactive Bedside Terminals, offering many functionalities to increase patient engagement and improve health outcomes with better patient understanding through health education.
The company’s goal is to help and support Canadian hospitals to improve the delivery of care and reduce costs.
“The strategic partnership with iMD is consistent with our mission to support patients and hospitals across the country, and to continuously deliver better services to help support and improve the healthcare systems in Canada,” said Serge Lafleur (pictured), president and CEO of Hospitality Network. “As our solutions at the bedside evolve, we firmly believe that delivering better education to patients will support them during this difficult moment in their life, while giving hospitals access to much needed professional, certified education material.”
The iMD offering within Hospitality Networks’ Interactive Bedside Terminals will offer:
- Increased patient understanding during hospital stays through clear visuals
- Educational content from a recognized source
- The ability to immediately share the information to patients through email so they won’t forget the information discussed
- Increased patient satisfaction through increased understanding and a deeper sense of engagement
- Reliable, up-to-date information directly from the patients’ bedside
“This partnership is very exciting for both organizations. It combines the innovative digital interactive bedside terminals that patients utilize during their hospital stay, with leading education that patients need,” said Kevin Delano, president and CEO of iMD.
“Our iMD solutions are used across Canada by private practices, large medical centres, pharmacy stores and now within hospitals. Working with Hospitality Network, we are now providing access to iMD for tens of thousands of patients and impacting their health literacy and understanding of their condition while in hospital and for when they are discharged home.”
About Hospital Network
Hospitality Network has grown to become Canada’s leading provider of interactive patient entertainment systems in the Canadian healthcare market. Hospitality Network leads the hospital market, serving more than 40,000 beds in more than 200 hospitals across Canada. Hospitality Network has also created a unique niche in the senior care homes market, and today is the leading provider of managed TV programming and telephone services to more than 19,000 suites in more than 170 homes across Canada.
About iMD Health Global
iMD Health Global is a Canadian based healthcare software development company, based in Toronto. Since 2010, iMD has grown into Canada’s largest and most innovative digital patient education platform. Winning many awards in Canada and on the global stage, iMD has arrived as the best-in-class solution. iMD offers its platform to healthcare professionals (Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists) “At The Point of Care” (physician clinic, hospitals, pharmacies and home healthcare.) iMD is a cloud-based patient education platform that allows healthcare professionals to bring their patient session to life through seamless integration of professionally-vetted diagrams, brochures and videos on over 1,500 conditions, anatomical categories and treatment options. All content is print and email enabled, to provide to the patients at home, so to increase their level of understanding, retention – improving their adherence to treatment plans.