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Tech tools aid in providing true informed consent

It’s not uncommon for patients to be too scared or confused to fully understand the information their doctors are giving them regarding a planned procedure. Health care providers have new tools that help both parties.

Informed consent software solutions are gaining popularity. Take for example, interactive programs that walk patients through procedures their doctors have recommended. Done right, the programs provide information at a pace the patients can follow. And because they’re interactive, patients can stop the program to review concepts or look up additional information in a way they can’t easily do face-to-face with clinicians.

Software can’t be a replacement for a healthy dialogue with the patient, but it can help reinforce ideas and provide additional information.

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