Royal Oak’s MedEd has launched its patient education and content delivery platform, Medcea. The system allows providers and patients to video record portions of their consultation and upload it to the platform so patients can access it later.
The platform is secure and HIPPA-compliant. Providers can also incorporate educational modules and automated health reminders to further engage patients and improve compliance.
“Medcea was born out of my desire to help patients understand and remember the various issues that we discuss during hospital consults or office visits,” says Dr. Melissa Fischer, co-founder and chief medical officer. “We know that the more patients understand about their conditions, the more likely they are to comply with health care plans. All too often, patients leave an office visit barely remembering just a fraction of what was actually discussed.
“Poor recall and limited understanding is unfortunately a common reality in modern medicine, a status quo that I could not accept. That is why I created Medcea. There are many barriers to effective communication: time constraints, computer charting, patient stress, and other challenges. No need to repeat – simply record.”
Medcea is a web-based subscription service. Providers create accounts and can immediately refer patients to their provider pages. Patients receive provider-supplied ID codes that allow them to pair with their providers. Once the connection is established, the option to record visits is available.
Patients can access their own password- and PIN-protected dashboard to watch the recordings for up to 60 days.
Medcea is offering the first six months free with discount code “Care180.” Demos are available by signing up here.