InteractiveInformedConsent™

This interactive web-based platform helps patients better comprehend risks involved in medical procedures. It incorporates media-rich forms with interactive videos and diagrams, animations and 3D graphics to illustrate procedures and complications that may arise during medical procedures. Traditional paper-based IC forms are long and detailed and tend to explain complicated procedures in medical jargon that most patients do not fully understand. Most patients often sign forms without carefully reading them. This is not legally an ‘Informed Consent’, as the patient is not fully aware of the risks involved and is not in a position to make an informed choice. Courts have routinely stated that a signed form by itself does not equal Informed Consent. Doctors and medical institutions may be held liable for any complication that occurs during surgery, and the patient can sue doctors for malpractice, which can lead to harming the doctor's reputation, insurance premium increases, or even loss of medical license. 

Features

  • Includes interactive videos, diagrams, animations, and 3D graphics to provide visual understanding of the risks
  • Provision for live chat sessions with doctors to clarify any doubts
  • Quizzes at the end of every module to measure the patient’s understanding
  • Explanation of incorrect answers to the patient and notification sent to doctor for further discussions
  • IIC portal for easy access
  • Highly secure access and management of patient data
  • Electronic signature page at the end of each session
  • Long-term access to IIC portal for post procedure reviews or question

Advantages

  • Greater patient satisfaction: Patients have significantly higher satisfaction with the interactive, computer-based interactive IC process. Such satisfaction may translate into higher satisfaction with the doctor or clinic. Patients that are satisfied with their physician or clinic are less likely to initiate a law suit.
  • Better understanding: Computer-based visualization of medical procedure significantly improves patients’ knowledge and comprehension of the medical procedure and the related risks.
  • Less anxiety and greater satisfaction: Multiple studies show that patients feel less anxious when using interactive informed consent because information is simpler and less overwhelming.
  • Test results to confirm understanding: Testing patient’s understanding after each major procedure segment assesses their level of understanding and can trigger follow-up actions.
  • Communication with medical staff: The system can include chat sessions allowing patients to post questions to medical staff. Direct interaction builds a better relationship with the patient.
  • Cut paper costs: A web-based system cuts down on paper dramatically. It cuts down on storage costs and since all signed electronic documents are securely stored online. New risks can easily be added when medical procedure changes, instead of reprinting documents.
  • Access anywhere: Patient portal provides access anywhere at any time through the Internet using tablets or other mobile devices. IIC kiosks can be set up right in the doctor’s office.
  • Integration with existing electronic health records: The IIC platform process can be integrated into the doctor’s existing system