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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 Works

Step 1.  The consent video is selected for the patient’s procedure. Any risks specific to that patient can be documented on the platform by the clinician, and additional information can be uploaded.

Step 2. The patient watches the video relevant to their procedure. At any time, patients can pause, rewind and repeat any section of the video. The patient can be emailed a link to watch the video from home.

Step 3. The patient is prompted to complete questions about the procedure that highlight specific risks. Any queries the patient may have can be entered into the consent platform, alerting the doctor.

Step 4. An electronic consent form is signed by both the patient and the clinician. This can be emailed to a practice or downloaded as a pdf. The consent form is securely stored on the platform, protecting you now and into the future.

 

Ongoing research

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

The studies are ongoing, but we’ll be sure to post details of our findings when they are complete.

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