The leaders in patient education and medical animation, Understand.com and Blausen Medical announced their new global partnership. The two companies will combine their extensive medical content offerings to better serve medical professionals and patients in 21 languages.
Understand.com and Blausen Medical brings together their sizable resources resulting in 500 detailed medical animations in 28 medical specialties and 21 languages. Understand.com will serve as the sales and marketing arm for both companies.— The merger of
“We at Blausen are pleased to announce our partnership with Understand.com,” said Bruce Blausen, founder and CEO of Blausen Medical. “They are an incredible organization with superb sales and marketing and capabilities. Understand.com has the corporate leadership necessary to bring our collective content to the largest number of buyers. We could not be more pleased.”
“I have admired the quality and breadth of Blausen’s medical animations for many years,” said Darik Volpa, founder and CEO of Understand.com. “This partnership represents thousands of hours of hard work at both companies. From our new website to our new video player, this launch will position us as the number one site for customers around the world who are looking for medical education content.”
Medical video libraries and resources are now offered in diabetes, oncology, orthopedics, dental, OBGYN, spine, dermatology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, immunology, the digestive system and many more. The collections can be viewed here.
Languages include English (US and Great Britain), French, German, Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
The individual animations can be licensed for use and to assist with patient education. Customized patient education libraries can also be created for a specific practice's needs.
Founded in 2003, Understand.com is a global medical education company that has educated over 10,000,000 patients worldwide. Their unparalleled 3D medical animations are at the core of the patient learning experience. Their content clearly explains complex MOAs, disease pathologies, surgical techniques and procedures, as well as treatment methods for hundreds of medical topics.
Understand.com recognizes the huge gap in communication between doctors and patients. Doctors are frequently overloaded with patients, and may lack the time or skills to effectively communicate the complexity of a medical condition or procedure to their patients. Consultations can leave patients confused, frustrated, and unable to get the information they need to be active participants in their own medical care. Understand.com viewed this challenge as an opportunity to empower doctors and educate patients by providing high-quality, informative patient education content.
Founded in 1991, Houston-based Blausen Medical Communications, Inc., is the developer, owner and licensor of the world’s largest library of 3D medical animations. Known for their high standard of excellence in scientific and medical accuracy, Blausen creates masterpieces that explain difficult concepts with exceptional clarity.
Blausen Medical’s extensive library content is available for multiple platforms. The award-winning animation library is now viewed in every country in the world and has been translated into over 21 languages. The company and its products have received over 30 honors, including the 2013 Platinum Award for Best Interactive Site; and the Gold Award for Best Mobile Communications in eHealthcare Leadership. Blausen Medical has also been honored with numerous Web Health Awards, and with an ABBY Award from the Adaptive Business Leaders Organization for developing innovations that reduce the cost of quality healthcare.
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