Immune hematology

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) announced today a strategic alliance with iMD Health Global that will help evolve communications between physicians and patients to improve health outcomes, focused on autoimmune and related diseases, which is estimated to affect over 50 million Americans.Therefore  iMD Health offers innovative technology that facilitates meaningful dialogue between physicians and patients inside the examination room.

Autoimmune Related Diseases

iMD’s award winning platform enables healthcare professionals to instantly access thousands of educational graphics; videos and resources at the point of care; because across Canada and now expanding across the United States. We believe the iMD platform will enhance how patients and physicians interact during a consult. But With iMD; quick and easy access to a robust and visually appealing resource is now literally at the physician’s fingertips.

With a better understanding of their conditions, patients can make informed and responsible decisions about managing their health and the required steps to address their condition. We look forward to sharing our resources across North America; thereby providing physicians and patients greater access to the world class education by AARDA.” Virginia Ladd, Executive Director & President of AARDA in Eastpointe, MI.

Physicians and patients

They are very excited about our new multi-year strategic partnership with AARDA. This partnership is a major step forward to improving patient education “At the Point of Care” related to autoimmune disease, from the highly recognized AARDA. As we expand our platform across the United States, this partnership with AARDA brings industry leading, respected information from the experts to affected individuals and their families.”

Kevin Delano, President and CEO of iMD Health Global An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. The immune system normally guards against germs like bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders, it sends out an army of fighter cells to attack them. Normally, the immune system can tell the difference between foreign cells and your own cells.

Systemic lupus erythematosus

In an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakes part of your body, like your joints or skin, as foreign. It releases proteins called autoantibodies that attack healthy cells. Some autoimmune diseases target only one organ. Type 1 diabetes damages the pancreas. Other diseases, like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), affect the whole body.

Some autoimmune diseases are more common in certain ethnic groups. For example, lupus affects more African-American and Hispanic people than Caucasians. Therefore  Certain autoimmune diseases, like multiple sclerosis and lupus, run in families. Not every family member will necessarily have the same disease, but they inherit a susceptibility to an autoimmune condition. Because the incidence of autoimmune diseases is rising, researchers suspect environmental factors like infections and exposure to chemicals or solvents might also be involved.