Draw pictures for your patients to improve health literacy, reduce stress, encourage better decision-making, and start conversations.
Visual and interactive support for clinical conversations
The use of visual aids in patient conversations is a well-established and proven technique for helping patients understand conditions and procedures, reduce stress, and improve likelihood of treatment compliance. But this can be time-consuming, especially in a busy clinic, and making the experience memorable for patient isn't easy to do without interactivity and personalization. That's where drawMD comes in.
Start your patient conversation by choosing a background from an ever-expanding array of professionally created drawing templates, each created to support conversations around specific conditions and procedures.
Personalize the drawing for your patient with sketching tools, text annotations, and condition- or procedure-specific stamps. Create a memorable experience by simplifying complex information right in front of the patient's eyes.
Encourage improved information retention, health literacy, and continued health discovery by sharing your drawings with your patients via email or print.
drawMD is used by clinicians around the world to educate and engage patients. Pictures are a great way to communicate complex information, and the act of drawing in front of the patient creates a deeper level of understanding and empowerment when it comes to treatment decisions.
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Listen to Visible Health co-founder Dr. Alex Kutikov explain how he uses drawMD to explain the Radical Prostatectomy.
The real value of drawMD
Dr. Anthony Corcoran
Attending Physician, Winthrop Univeristy Hospital, Long Island, NY; Assistant Professor of Urology, Stony Brook School of Medicine
I use drawMD during every clinic. When new cancer patients come in, I show them their cancer on their own CT scans first. Patients need to see this, but it can be confusing to some patients. I then use drawMD to highlight the anatomy in a palatable way and how we would treat their cancer surgically. DrawMD makes a complex extirpative and reconstructive procedure simple for all patients to understand. This is the real value of drawMD. Cancer patients are nervous and it can be difficult to follow a detailed discussion about anatomy they have never seen. With drawMD, the discussion is accompanied by illustrations that allow the patient to comprehend exactly what the surgery entails. The drawings are simple to create so we create them in front of the patient which saves me time. I have found that patients and family members love the application. It definitely helps them make informed choices about surgical treatment options.
Created by physicians for physicians.
Behind every drawMD specialty app are physicians lending their expertise to help colleagues improve patient education and engagement.
Looking for something else?
We are constantly expanding our available conversation templates with the help of our users. If there’s a medical specialty you think would benefit from drawMD or have suggestions on how we can expand and improve the content in our existing specialty apps we want your help. Click the button below for our contact form and let us know how you’d like to help.
Industry Partners: Interesting in becoming a drawMD sponsor?
Sponsoring access to drawMD is a great way to support patient education initiatives and objectives for your clinical customers. Plus offering drawMD shows that you care about your clinicians and their patients! We have options to fit different objectives, specialties, geographies, and budgets. Please contact us or our international partners to learn more.
What happened to the original drawMD iPad apps?
We are in the process of removing the original drawMD single-specialty iPad apps from the Apple App Store. Some of them will still be available for a limited time, but the new drawMD application will eventually replace them all. With the new drawMD, not only can you access the full content library from a single app, you can also use it on your iPhone, Android device, Windows Mobile device, and eventually on the desktop.
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