93% of patients want to communicate with their physician via email

93% of patients want to communicate with their physician via email

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Catalyst Healthcare Research (CHR) conducted an online study to determine patient preferences in patient-physician communication, and patients were asked specifically about digital communication with their doctors. An overwhelming number of respondents indicated that email communication with their physicians was a priority for them.

Dan Prince, president and founder of CHR said, “It’s not surprising that consumers want digital access to things like test results and making a doctor’s appointment. The Internet is quick and convenient, and it’s in the best interest of health systems, hospitals and physician practices to embrace online options for their patients’ healthcare needs. As healthcare changes, it’s crucial that providers stay relevant.”

25 percent of respondents said that they would pay more for this convenience,  even if it meant a $25 per use fee.

People are asking for digital access to their doctors, their healthcare records and their test results.  

Read the Becker’s Hospital Review article here: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/93-of-adult-patients-want-e-mail-communication-with-physicians.html

Our Interactive Digital Engagement System BETA is live

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Together with Hormone Soup Inc., and in consultation with 5×5 Media, Open Source Health’s interactive lead generation system launches to thousands of users for beta testing.

 Toronto, Canada – May 15, 2014:

Open Source Health Inc. (CSE:OSH) a digital integrative healthcare company dedicated to advancing life-long solutions for women’s health and wellness is pleased to announce, in conjunction with Hormone Soup Inc. and 5×5 Media Inc., the beta launch of the interactive digital engagement system. This interactive system will act as a lead generation system seamlessly connecting millions of women to Open Source Health’s cloud based integrative healthcare platform.

“This is digital media meets healthcare. We are revolutionizing patient engagement,” says Sonya Satveit, CEO of Open Source Health and Executive Producer of Hormone Soup TV. “This partnership represents two of the biggest industries coming together to support women in their healthcare journey.  The result is a flawless transition from television viewer to healthcare consumer.”

This technology is a natural fit for a television show dedicated to women’s health:

  • Of the millions of women who watch daytime television, 73% are aged 18 to 49. (Pew Research, 2012)
  • 86% of television viewers use a second screen, such as a smartphone or tablet, while watching television. (Nielsen Data)
  • 25% to 30% of viewers interact with their second screen while watching television. (Itibit, 2014)
  • 8 to 15% of those viewers complete a commerce transaction within the technology while watching the show.  (Itibit, 2014)

Integration of the Open Source Health platform with the state-of-the-art digital engagement technology will provide women with access to real time, curated information, resources and tools that are trusted and relevant.  Among the most exciting features that our technology facilitates is the television viewers’ ability to book a consultation with the healthcare specialist and sign up for a health program while watching the interviews on TV or on-demand.  The link to the interactive demo is available at www.opensourcehealth.com.


About Hormone Soup Inc.
Hormone Soup Inc. is a digital media company producing content on women’s hormone health. Hormone Soup TV is set to air in 2015 in North America.

About 5×5 Media, Inc.
Five By Five Media, Inc. (“5×5”) is a full service television and film production company that creates, develops, writes, packages and produces both scripted and unscripted television programming and feature films. With their in-house capability of taking an idea from original concept to the final delivery of the product, their principals have produced over 1000 broadcast hours for networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, TNT and TBS. Credits include Survivor, Super Nanny, Extreme Makeover – Home Edition, and The Amazing Race.  Original programming includes Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Fashion Star, King of the Nerds and The Hero.  Their Executive Producing team has received four primetime Emmys.


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