Monday, November 3, 2008

Topic: Medical videos

Not too long ago David Rothman published a post on where to find embeddable medical videos. I thought I would expand on that list and provide a few more good resources that let you watch videos for free, no download and no subscription necessary (Some offer an optional free subscription that lets you access added features).

  • Centres for Disease Control: CDC TV

    In their own words:
    CDC-TV is a new online video delivery resource available through Web visitors can now view or download videos on a variety of health, safety and preparedness topics. Most videos are short and all include closed-captioning (some videos are also open-captioned), so they are accessible to all interested viewers. The library of videos will expand to include single-topic presentations as well as different video series focused on children, parents, and public health professionals.
In their own words: We employ a multi-step process to create and review all information on eMedTV. Content is created by healthcare professionals on staff at Clinaero. These professionals use a variety of medical references to create this content, including medical reference textbooks, specialty medical journals, and drug-prescribing information approved by the FDA. This information is then reviewed by full-time professional editors for clarity. These writers and editors work closely with the Clinaero medical team, which includes on-staff physicians and pharmacists. We will often use specialists in various branches of medicine and research to review the content. Many of these specialists are considered key opinion leaders in their respective fields.
In their own words: The Insidermedicine Project is a physician-led news and knowledge-translation initiative that allows patients, doctors and medical students to keep up on the latest medical information by watching our unique videos that are created each and every weekday by our team of medical experts. Our goal is to reach patients, medical doctors and students around the world to ensure that each is receiving a daily "evidence based" health and medical update.

In their own words: The information provided by MD Kiosk is written and edited by board-certified physicians from a variety of different specialties. The aim of the MD Kiosk TOUCHSCREEN, WEB and other products is to improve the quality of patient health education by offering a multimedia alternative to traditional brochures or handouts that are (sometimes) given in the clinical setting. Physicians write and review transcripts of the videos.

In their own words: Virtual Medical Centre is Australia's leading medical information website, which delivers the "latest medical information" written by medical professionals.

The Virtual Medical Centre website reaches medical patients their families and friends searching for medical treatment information and also medical specialists involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and support of patients with a disease, illness or medical condition.
In their own words: This page provides links to prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures. These are actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States since January 2004. The videos last an hour.
In their own words: The videos... include interviews with University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine experts -- most of which initially aired on the TV show Maryland Health Today -- patient success stories, surgical Webcasts, overviews of our programs and services and much more.


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