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Unity Medical launches iPad application

An Eagle-based health care technology developer is bringing its patient education tool to Apple’s newest technology.

Unity Medical’s Medical Video jLog uses short, interactive videos to explain common medical procedures such as CT scans, cardiac stent placements and physical rehabilitation treatment. It’s been available for some time on the Web, but it launched to the Apple iPad April 5.

St. Luke’s Health System in Boise and Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando are piloting customized versions of the application.

“Unity Medical has been fortunate to work with health care leaders committed to evolving and improving the medical experience by increasing patient engagement,” Unity Medical CEO Michael Boerner said in a press release.

“Now with a platform like the iPad that is highly portable, we can offer dynamic, visual and impactful educational tools like jLog that support health care professionals and their mission of serving the patient in the hospital and clinic setting.”

The jLog provides users with easy-to-understand access to a physician’s knowledge while freeing up doctors and nurses for other tasks.

“At Florida Hospital, we are continuously seeking new ways to enhance patient engagement and ultimately patient outcomes. Technology is a critical part of that mix,” said Marla Silliman, administrator of Florida Hospital for Children. “This application will support our patient resource specialists in ensuring that children and their parents understand and feel comfortable with important medical procedures and mitigate any potential fears or concerns they may have.”

Apple released its newest product, a tablet-style computer used for watching movies, reading books and newspapers and other basic applications, to consumers April 3.

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