Manage patient expectations and reduce malpractice claims

Improperly obtained Informed Consent is in the top ten reasons for lawsuits.

71 percent of physicians felt that patients blame bad outcomes on them because they don't understand medical risks.

 

48 percent of physicians said that better rapport and communication with patients would help avert lawsuits.

Informed decision-making in outpatient practice: time to get back to basics; Braddock et al. JAMA

Audiotape recordings from 1057 physician-patient encounters were analyzed for completeness of information needed to make informed decisions; overall, only 9% of decisions were completely informed, while only 20% to 38% of the situations met less stringent criteria for completeness.

40 or more hours sacrificed by more than 42% preparing for their defense.

18 percent of physicians sued said they would have kept better documentation,

 

8 percent said they would have spent more time with the patient,

 

percent said they should have explained or phrased things more carefully.  

Medscape Malpractice Report 2019

30 minutes is spent on each traditional outpatient consent appointment.

250 hours per year are spent consenting patients by healthcare teams performing 500 operations per year. 

46 percent of physicians reported their financial state as worse in 2020 than 2019, Medical Economics (.com) reported 'More time spent on uncompensated tasks' was in the top five reasons physicians' finances worsened.

30 seconds is all it takes to create a bespoke Consent Portfolio for each patient. Consent Portfolios are detailed ledgers of who said what, how, and to whom with every statement digitally signed and time-stamped by Physician and Patient.

Click here to download an example

Consent is a dialogue not a form

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"Consent feels less like a demand, and more like a conversation"

You don't want to make a boring form. And your patients won't interact with one. Consent is a dialogue, not a form.

One question at a time like a conversation keeps your patients engaged. You get more thoughtful responses, and higher completion rates.

There's a better way to ask.

Covers elective, emergency, inpatient and outpatient procedures from live-saving surgery to dental and cosmetic work

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