The power of using video to document your practice and patients progress.
The power and educational value of video in the medical treatment industry
An excerpt from the AMA's amednew.com article by Pamela Lewis Dolan, AMNews staff. Jan. 7, 2008
Dr. Harch has been making videos of his patients for more than 17 years as a way to track their progress. His staff uses a hand held VHS camera -- outdated by today's standards -- to record his interaction with patients after each HBOT session.
When the family of a 17-year-old boy who was severely injured in an automobile crash in June 2004 was given a copy of his tape, they were so stunned by it that they posted it on YouTube on May 2, 2007.
The video breaks nearly all the rules the experts say make a good video: The quality is poor; the tape is long; it contains no graphic elements; and the message it tries to send isn't clear without some prior frame of reference. But the video has been viewed 66,167 (as of 10/3/09) in only two years with 119 5 star ratings.
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