Livingstone Medical has been studying the relationship between consumer behaviour and patient compliance for over
three decades - and incorporating the results of this research into their health communication projects.
In 2007 this research formed the basis for Coventry University's MA in Health Communication Design
and was later expanded to include the impact of newly emerging digital media upon health literacy.
In 1996 the company first created the consumer health series Diseases Explained which has now been published
in over 40 countries around the world - and in almost as many languages
This work was been endorsed in the US by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
and Case Western Teaching Hospital's Department of Family Practice - and in the UK by the
Health Design & Technology Institute and the Department of Health's Information Standard .
Founder, Ian Wood, has lectured on many aspects of Health Information Design and delivers workplace
training sessions on the subject around the UK. In 2003 he edited and published the US consumer reference book
'A Patient Guide To Diseases & Conditions'