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DCKAP Builds HealthCare Infotainment for Lyceum Health

January 18, 2012 |

DCKAP Builds HealthCare Infotainment for Lyceum Health brings accessible & entertaining evidence-based health information

Useful and funny health films from Dr. Robert Buckman, with MONTY PYTHON star Terry Jones help people understand and manage chronic diseases, complemented by online tools and coaching-support systems from Lyceum Health. The health tips are validated by evidence-based research from medical experts.

Hilarious Help for Your Health -- DCKAP Health Care Infotainment My Health Tips -- Hilarious Help for Your brings the top ten tips for health videos featuring Dr. Rob Buckman and Terry Jones. also has News & Digests, Online Tools & Resources, Points & Rewards, Experts Stories and Patients Stories. The site offers five online, subscription-based programs created with medical experts and award-winning entertainers. Videos discuss Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Weight Control, How to Quit Smoking and Asthma.


developed the health care application for Lyceum Health. Powered by the open source content management platform running millions of web applications, Drupal, this versatile edutainment site was built by DCKAP to the unique business requirements and precise client specifications in seventy seven days. The site effectively demonstrates configurability and customization, creative use of media, content delivery and payment processing functionality, with a delightful user experience. And don’t forget the gift option at checkout!

Technologies Used

  • Drupal 6.22
  • PHP 5.3
  • MySql 5.1.37
  • Wowza Media Server 3.0.3 implements Ubercart for online sales of the programs offered (videos, web tools and pdf documents), along with processing for VAT. It helps the users to purchase the programs in their currency of choice, including the US Dollar, the Euro and the Canadian Dollar.

Payment processing in enabled using Paypal Payment Pro.

Videos of all the chapters of every program are shown on the site using JW Player.


Media Server and Windows Media Security are used to make the videos highly secure. Health Programs content is loaded as a PDF documents. Document reader is embedded in the website using Scribd so that the user can easily read, search, print and download the files.

Wowza Media Server is a unified server software used for streaming of live and on-demand video, audio, and rich Internet applications (RIAs) over public and private IP networks to desktop, laptop, and tablet computers, mobile devices, IPTV set-top boxes, internet-connected TV sets, and other network-connected devices.

A team of world-class support program facilitators, health educators, medical copywriters and editors, designers, medical illustrators and technology experts, Lyceum Health researched and developed over 1,500 patient and family education programs over the last 14 years. Lyceum Health teams up medical experts with award-winning comedic entertainers. is owned and operated by Lyceum Health.

In 1994, Dr. Buckman was made Canadian Humanist of the Year, and in 2003 received the Fleming Medal of the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science. Rob had passed away in his sleep on his flight home to Toronto in October 2011. This would honor Rob’s legacy, not only as a leading expert in doctor-patient communication, but also as a gifted comedian and entertainer.

Writer, film director, performer, comedian, popular historian, political commentator and TV

documentary host Terry Jones is best known for his Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Terry studied English and History at Oxford. He continues to lecture and has received honorary doctorates from several universities.


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