Emory University has teamed with realhealth.TV, an Internet TV channel dedicated to a new form of consumer health education by showcasing real people sharing their health stories, to provide Internet videos of Emory medical experts dispensing health information and commentary. "Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and its clinical component, Emory Healthcare, will be able to provide our viewers with some of the best health information available anywhere," says Dennis Lynch, founder of realhealth.TV. "Emory has been at the forefront of health care in Atlanta and the Southeast for more than 100 years. This partnership reaffirms our commitment to providing the best personalized health education on the Web."
According to Michael M.E. Johns, MD, CEO of Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and chairman of the board at Emory Healthcare, "Combining our expertise with realhealth.TV gives Emory an important avenue to connect with today's consumer of health information. realhealth.TV's ground-breaking approach allows our doctors to share medical expertise while discussing health concerns in a compassionate and comprehensive way with people all over the world."
An example of a video featuring an Emory Health physician commenting on a realhealth.TV video can be viewed here:
Under the agreement, Emory physicians will provide commentary and insights on health stories presented on realhealth.TV, ranging from arthritis to breast screening to HIV/AIDS.
In addition to Emory, other hospitals providing educational content to realhealth.TV include Duke University Medical Center, UCLA Healthcare, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, University of Colorado Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio State University Medical Center and University of Michigan Health System,
About Woodruff Health Sciences Center at Emory University
The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center is an academic health sciences center committed to providing the best patient care possible, educating health professionals and leaders, discovering new ways to prevent and treat disease and serving the community, both locally and globally. The center includes Emory Healthcare, Emory University School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, Winship Cancer Institute and Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Emory Healthcare, the clinical arm of the center, is the largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia and includes Emory University Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Wesley Woods Center, The Emory Clinic, Emory Children's Center, the jointly owned Emory-Adventist Hospital, and EHCA, a limited liability company created in collaboration with the Hospital Corporation of America.
realhealth.TV is a community, Internet TV channel, showcasing real people sharing their health stories. realhealth.TV features short, high-quality videos, both professionally produced and user submitted, that explore the diversity of stories that fall under "health." Broken up into two categories -- "healthy living and lifestyles" and "conditions and procedures" -- realhealth.TV starts with the person's story first, then offers expert commentary by top doctors in the country on selected health topics.