Automating Informed Consent to Reduce Risk

11/17/2011

Healthcare Informatics (November 17, 2011)

James Gottesman, MD describes his personal experience with a medical malpractice claim and how the patient’s acknowledgement of the risks itemized on the detailed, procedure-specific consent form was the evidence that compelled the jury to find for Dr. Gottesman.  This review article also discusses a study of consent documents from 157 hospitals which found only 26 percent of the forms to be complete.  Use the iMedConsent™ Solution is cited as, “the way to document the discussion between the physician and patient.”

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