Online medical consent for practitioners and patients
Gaining adequate medical consent from your patients can be time-consuming and stressful.
Discussing medical procedures and explaining them in a way the patient understands can be difficult when you’re running a busy practice, or if English isn’t your patient’s first language.
Obtaining informed consent is essential, but medical consent is not standardised between practitioners, practices and institutions. The challenges involved in gaining consent may have you wondering if you’ve consented your patients properly, and whether you’re at risk of medical litigation.
And then there’s the awkward task of discussing fees…
That’s why we’ve developed Consentic.
Consentic is an online platform for medical and dental consent. The comprehensive library of medical consent videos and interactive checklists optimise and standardise the consent process, saving you time and stress, and reducing your medicolegal risk.
How Consentic Can Help You
Consentic streamlines, standardises and improves the consent process for doctors and patients. The interactive medical consent videos save you time, improves your patients’ understanding of their procedures, and improves patient satisfaction.
Save time and money
Patients watch a series of online consent videos, and complete the checklist independently, freeing up your time. This means the majority of the information is conveyed to them without you, and many common questions are already answered. Your job — to clarify misunderstandings and discuss specific information for that patient — is simpler and faster.
Improve patient understanding
When you use Consentic, you can be assured your patients have a better understanding of their procedure, and feel reassured and less anxious. There are more than 150 medical research papers supporting video-assisted consent over traditional clinician-patient consent. These studies demonstrate enhanced patient understanding of the information presented, and decreased patient anxiety. Patients and clinicians using video-assisted consent are also more satisfied with the process.
Reduce medicolegal risk
The second most common reason for legal claims against doctors are issues with the consent process. Our online consent video animations are comprehensive and are reviewed by medicolegal experts, which may help reduce your medicolegal risk.
Consentic is undertaking clinical studies to evaluate video consent compared with traditional doctor patient consent at a number of centres, including:
(i) Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Centre, NYC
(ii) Dermatology, Royal North Shore Hospital and The Skin Hospital, Sydney Australia
(iii) Orthopaedic Surgery, Campbelltown Private Hospital, Sydney Australia
(iv) Cardiology, The Austin Hospital, Melbourne Australia
The studies are ongoing, but we’ll be sure to post details of our findings when they are complete.