Education & Training
iMD now available at St. Joe’s in Thunder Bay
May 5, 2021
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) and iMD Health are partnering to make it easier for clients, families, and staff to find up-to-date resources and information on a wide and constantly growing range of healthcare topics. iMD Health is Canada’s largest digital patient education platform. It brings together content on more than 2,100 medical topics in a simple-to-use format with over 80,000 resources that include articles, images, infographics and short videos.
“In this digital age, people rely on technology as another way to learn more about our health and wellbeing. We are pleased to partner with iMD to make this free, 24-hour a day educational resource available to our clients and staff,” said Tracy Buckler, president & CEO, St. Joseph’s Care Group.
“We are excited about our new partnership with SJCG. This partnership is a positive step forward to improving access to trusted patient education content, reducing the need for their clients (patients) to search the internet and determining for themselves if the health content is accurate,” says Kevin Delano (pictured), president & CEO of iMD Health Global. “We look forward to working with SJCG to assist in providing access to their clients and families throughout the Thunder Bay region, improving their health literacy.”
There are a number of ways to access SJCG’s iMD Health portal:
- Go to the SJCG portal and click on the iMD logo
- Search the iMD Health public portal at app.imdhealth.com/public on a smart device using the free WiFi available at most SJCG sites; or
- Use a free-of-charge computer at St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Library.
About St. Joseph’s Care Group
St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) is a healthcare provider located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, that combines tradition and innovation in responding to the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario since 1884. SJCG offers a broad range of programs and services in Addictions & Mental Health, Rehabilitative Care, and Seniors’ Health, and is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. With over 2,400 staff and growing, SJCG is recognized as a leader in delivering safe, high-quality healthcare and is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest level awarded by Accreditation Canada. SJCG’s vast service area and culturally diverse client population includes many remote and isolated communities where access to specialized health services is a challenge. To meet that challenge, SJCG finds new and innovative ways to deliver care through technology and strong partnerships, and is Northwestern Ontario’s regional lead for Wound Care, Rehabilitative Care, Behavioural Supports, Seniors’ Care, Rapid Access Addiction Medicine, and Palliative Care. For more information, visit www.sjcg.net.
About iMD Health Global
iMD Health Global is a Toronto-based eHealth software development company, focused on innovating healthcare education and improving the health literacy of both healthcare providers and patients. Since 2010, iMD has grown into Canada’s largest digital patient engagement platform. Healthcare providers use iMD’s cloud-based platform (during in person or virtual consults) to engage with their patients at a deeper level and optimize knowledge transfer surrounding a patient’s condition and treatment plan. Patients engage with the iMD platform at home for searches, or reviewing the resources emailed by their provider or from many of iMD’s portal integrations. iMD has over 80,000 images, booklets, and video resources, (covering 2,100 medical topics) in an award-winning user interface that makes patient education both efficient and effective. At the end of an iMD experience, a summary of all the resources viewed can be emailed to the patient to review and continue their learning journey or share with a family member, improving their health literacy and adherence to their treatment/recovery plans. The iMD platform is utilized by over 10,000 clinicians (doctor’s, nurses and pharmacists in, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, infusion clinics and in homecare settings) and is accessed by millions of Canadians coast to coast. For more information please visit www.imdhealth.com and https://app.imdhealth.com. iMD Health is a subsidiary of CloudMD Software & Services.
About CloudMD Software & Services (TSXV: DOC)
CloudMD is digitizing the delivery of healthcare by providing a patient centric approach, with an emphasis on continuity of care. By leveraging healthcare technology, the Company is building one, connected platform that addresses all points of a patient’s healthcare journey and provides better access to care and improved outcomes. Through CloudMD’s proprietary technology, the Company delivers quality healthcare through a holistic offering including hybrid primary care clinics, specialist care, telemedicine, mental health support, educational resources and artificial intelligence (AI). CloudMD currently services a combined ecosystem of over 7,000 psychiatrists, approximately 4,500 therapists and counsellors, approximately 4,000 psychologists, over 22,000 family physicians, over 34,000 medical specialists, over 1,500 allied health professionals, over 500 clinics, and over 5 million individuals across North America. CloudMD’s Enterprise Health Solutions Division includes one of the top 4 Employee Assistance Programs in Canada and offers one comprehensive, digitally connected platform for corporations, insurers and advisors to better manage the health and wellness of their employees and customers. For more information visit www.cloudmd.ca.