Top NewsTift Regional launches new video tools to enhance patient education and engagement
(Oct. 2, 2020) - Southwell’s flagship hospital Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) has partnered with The Wellness Network to offer educational health videos for patients and the general public.
“Healthcare today is not just about getting a shot, treatment or having a procedure done, it’s about overall wellbeing,” said Sherry Ellis, RN, Southwell’s Director of Clinical Informatics. “We are pleased to announce the launch of the HealthClips online resource library, providing patients and the community access to a host of educational videos. Topics range from diabetic care to cancer prevention.”
Ellis added that TRMC is proud to offer this unique opportunity to enhance educational engagement with patients and their loved ones at a time when they’re most in need of key information, and highly motivated to take action to improve their health.
“We think this will encourage discussion among patients, their families and their providers,” said Ellis. “Those discussions can improve understanding of the patient’s condition, steps to improve their recovery, and reduce the risk of readmission.”
Made possible through a partnership with The Wellness Network, this resource library delivers educational tips and information when and where the patient needs it most, Ellis said. Patients, families, and caregivers are invited to access the library online at www.MySouthwell.com and www.TiftRegional.com using passcode 02739. In addition, core education will be airing on TRMC’s in-facility TV system and integrated into education care plans.
In a recent survey by The Wellness Network, patients shared how these tools impacted them:
• 99 percent said they learned about important health issues
• 97 percent said the information helped them make decisions about their health
• 90 percent were receptive to receiving information about lifestyle changes, which is key to influencing modifiable risk factors, and;
• 71 percent felt the information from the channel made their condition less intimidating.
“We strive to provide our patients with the best resources available to help them achieve optimal health,” Ellis said. “We’re excited to now have the HealthClips library to add to our offerings.”
To visit the HealthClips educational library, click on Quick Links at the top of this page, and then click on Videos and Podcasts.