New YouTube channel will present simplified medical information online, drawing on advice from 75 specialists to deliver health information to the Israeli public in an accessible manner.
Israelis are about to get a helping hand when it comes to health care, in the form of the Doctors Channel, a new YouTube channel offering information and advice about illnesses and the best ways to treat them.
The new venture aims to present simplified medical information online, drawing on advice from 75 specialists in 17 medical centers to deliver health information to the Israeli public in an accessible manner.
The channel, which is run by volunteers, was created in the wake of recent studies showing that Israeli surfers use the Internet as their main source for medical information.
180 videos, 75 diseases
Free of marketing content (including advertisements, which are blocked) the channel includes a wide range of subjects related diseases and their causes, diagnostic methods and treatment options.
The channel also provides information about the patients\’ rights within the Israeli health system, as well as links to hospitals, medical centers, NGOs websites and other useful sources of information. Users are offered subtitles for every video, with a choice of Hebrew, English, Russian or Arabic.
In its first year, the channel will have 180 videos, covering more than 75 common diseases and medical conditions. In addition, the channel will feature public information videos produced by the Health Ministry and lectures on health and innovation from "TedMed Live Jerusalem Center", held in Israel. .