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Miscommunication in Healthcare cost 2,000 lives and 1.7 Billion in 2015

In 2015, Healthcare miscommunications cost 2, 000 lives and 1.7 Billion (with a capital “B”) dollars to the organizations that were responsible for the miscommunications according to Christine Kern writing for Health IT Outcomes (2015). One of the most often cited forms of miscommunications involves an incorrectly obtained, or poorly delivered, medical consent to treat. Thankfully, technology has provided for company’s such as Confirmed Consent to provide new methods of obtaining a patient’s consent that include digital delivery via streaming audio and video of the medical practitioner delivering the educational portion of the informed consent along with our proprietary algorithm of patient testing and assessment for the patient’s competency, cognition, and understanding of the treatment disclosure information to help ensure that the patient truly understands the risks and benefits of the proposed procedure. If you would like to find out more about how your firm could increase patient satisfaction while reducing medical malpractice and litigation risk, contact us for more information!

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