Mediplay, Inc. and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) today announced a partnership designed to improve physicians’ ability to communicate key information to their patients. The two organizations have launched the AAO-HNS/Mediplay network, an on-demand video network available at the point of care. This partnership enables the network to be installed for members of the AAO-HNS at a special rate.
Every day, patients and their families spend hours in waiting and exam rooms, time that could be better spent with communications that address patient needs and expectations. The AAO-HNS/Mediplay network is designed specifically for otolaryngologists and surgeons to address this challenge with a video display system that enables direct communications with patients and visitors. Logical uses include proactively engaging patients with answers to common questions and preparing them for medical care.
According to Tim Boyd, president and chief operating officer of Mediplay, physician groups of all sizes have seen the benefits of thoughtful patient communications. “We have a current customer base of physician groups across the country seeing significant revenue growth using our network,” said Boyd.“
Physicians’ practices benefit from the network, because it’s designed specifically for their patients,” said Boyd. “Our partnership with AAO-HNS enables us to work closely with the specialty’s leading organization to offer a cost-effective patient education platform that broadens their reach.”
Mediplay has established an accessible platform in cooperation with the AAO-HNS that features an extensive library of content from the organization’s peer-reviewed body of knowledge. Subscribers to the network can access personalized information to communicate within patient exam rooms and waiting rooms. This enables doctors to have easy access to content for patient education, procedural information, and administrative instructions.
“This partnership with Mediplay aligns with our goal of introducing valuable content to our member base so they can run a more effective and patient-centered practice,” said AAO-HNS Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, David R. Nielsen, MD. “This network is Internet-based and provides physicians and caregivers with critical information and content delivered via television installed at the point of care.”
About Mediplay, Inc.
Mediplay is an on-demand network of healthcare information and content available at the point of care, designed to enhance patient communications in waiting rooms and exam rooms. The company was formed in 2004 by a physician seeking to address the everyday challenges that doctors face, including how to spend more time with patients, while also improving profitability. It allows physicians to present unique visual content that is personalized to their practice, highlighting the services and treatments they offer. Mediplay transforms waiting room and exam room time into positive, productive learning experiences – which results in a more informed patient, a more focused healthcare provider, and a more profitable physician practice. For more information, please visit www.mediplay.com, or call us toll-free at 1.877.417.2495.
About the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents nearly 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy serves its members by facilitating the advancement of the science and art of medicine related to otolaryngology and by representing the specialty in governmental and socioeconomic issues. The organization’s vision: “Empowering otolaryngologist head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care.”