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The EZ Communication Boards, EZ Spiritual Care boards, and Vidatalk App are all evidence based patient-provider tools.
A physician who conducted a recent study with the EZ Board reached out to us and shared the following:
"While completing our study, I witnessed the relief your communication board provided many patients. In the chaotic world of the Surgical ICU, the EZ Board was a very powerful tool that enabled patients to have a voice and communicate with their loved ones and care providers. Thank you for your work to create such a useful product."
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