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Internet-Based Medical Television: MDiTV

I’ve recently come across quite an interesting initiative, the Medical Doctor Interactive Television or MDiTV. Andrew Holtz, former CNN Medical Correspondent, will host the daily news program and Dr. Robert Lazzara is the founder. You can also follow them on Twitter.

Medical Doctor Interactive Television (MDiTV) is a health sciences media network founded in 2009, expected to launch in early 2010. The company is based in Portland, Oregon with an east coast studio in Tampa, Florida.

MDiTV is the first health sciences media network to exclusively use internet-based video content, making the information more meaningful and easily understood. MDiTV will be a new platform for the health care community to interact and share information, available through apps, smart phones, widgets, and television. It is the first network of its kind.

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  1. Very interesting, I wonder if they will capture the personal feeling that some of the online personalities are able to or if they will just replicate the professional (impersonal) feeling of network tv on the internet.

    Thanks for sharing berci!


    January 20, 2010
  2. I’m glad you liked it, Rob! I think the best way for them is to somehow combine both.

    January 20, 2010
  3. Thanks for sharing, Bertalan. Do you know how we can reach the producer of the show about our latest research news?

    Justine Lam
    Myelin Repair Foundation

    January 21, 2010
  4. Bertalan,

    Thanks for blogging about MDiTV and embedding our news promo.
    Our goal is to be a 24/7 web 3.0 health information network.

    On Dec. 15th 2009 we did, to the best of our knowledge,the first live transmission of surgery over the iPhone. The beta had viewers as far away as Europe and China.

    The goal is to educate and empower the healthcare consumer by delivering the latest healthcare news, creating our own unique educational content, as well as, aggregating health content from around the world. The content will be available over smartphones, laptops,tablets, Internet TV , etc…

    Per Rob’s comments we do not want to deliver our healthcare content
    using a sterile approach, but an engaging and entertaining approach. Make it interesting, engaging, and personal for our viewers.

    Justine please feel free to contact me regarding your latest research news.

    Thanks again Bertalan.

    January 21, 2010
    • Great to hear it Robert, also good name. Glad to hear you are doing innovative things, and looking forward to seeing the products.

      January 21, 2010
    • Hi Robert,
      How can we contact you? Our email address is

      /Justine Lam

      January 21, 2010
  5. Virginia #

    Exactly, what we must avoid is that television is not a negative influence on our children as they rely on the attitude and performance of individuals who are on television, there are many cases like the House that by their addiction vicodin has led to people using this medication and this is proven in the U.S., since 40% of the American population is assiduous to this medicine and is caused by the influence that Dr. House at the time, as indicated findrxonline in his article that this medicine is dangerous if not properly due to moderation.
    Hopefully, the media are aware that an important means of educating future generations.

    January 21, 2010
  6. Virginia. The Chief Anchor at MDiTV is Andrew Holtz former CNN Medical Anchor. Andrew has authored the book, ” The Medical Science of House, M.D.” The book addresses the exact concerns you stated in your comments.

    Thank you for your insightful comments.

    Robert R. Lazzara, M.D.

    January 21, 2010

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