This is an excerpt from a member-only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login
The iPod: Loaded with valuable information
One of the most talked about media devices in the entertainment industry can also keep patients informed about their health. Just ask Indianapolis-based Clarian Health, whose bariatric patients now benefit from the technology through the facility's healthPod program.
Patients who commit to weight-loss surgery at Clarian have the option of getting a free video iPod loaded with podcasts that feature segments about the hospital's bariatrics program, such as
» a question-and-answer session with the department's medical director
» testimonials from people who have had the weight-loss surgery at the hospital
» a video tour of the hospital where the surgery will take place
» information about the importance of family support before and after the surgery