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The iMedConsent™ application enhances the education, discussion and documentation of informed consent and other patient communication processes. This tool is comprised of a library of procedure-specific informed consent documents, patient education materials and patient instructions, plus a software program for customizing and delivering these materials. Healthcare providers can use the system to print customized documents or to execute and store signed materials electronically.

Informed Consent Overview
Informed consent is a legal and ethical requirement in which physicians and patients exchange information concerning a patient’s condition and proposed treatment options. The process culminates in the patient’s agreement to a specific treatment or procedure. Numerous guidelines exist for the informed consent process including:

Survey of ACS Members
More than 97 percent of ACS members surveyed are requesting assistance with the development of informed consent templates (Patients as Partners in Surgical Care Survey). By special arrangement with the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, the iMedConsent™ PE application is available to ACS members at a substantial discount.

Overview of the iMedConsent™ PE Application Integrated into the ACS Template
The special “ACS template” of the web-based iMedConsent™ PE application was previewed at the 2009 Clinical Congress in Chicago and formally launched at the 2010 Clinical Congress in Washington, DC. This version features:

See the product brochure for additional information.

ACS Member Pricing
By special arrangement with the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and Member Services, the iMedConsent™ PE application is available to ACS members at a 30% discount. The discount will apply both to new orders and to annual subscription renewal rates. Discounts will be computed automatically at the time of purchase.

Number of Physicians
in the Practice

List Price
Year 1

ACS Member Price
Year 1

List Price
Annual Renewal

ACS Member Price
Annual Renewal

1

$695.00

$486.50

$295.00

$206.50

2

$495.00

$346.50

$270.00

$189.00

3

$430.00

$301.00

$270.00

$189.00

4

$395.00

$276.50

$270.00

$189.00

5

$375.00

$262.50

$270.00

$189.00

All pricing is per physician and does not include applicable taxes.  For practices of greater than 5 physicians, please contact Taylor Healthcare for pricing.

A free 30-day evaluation of the web-based iMedConsent™ PE application is available to members of the College – see Getting Started below.

Sample Documents
Taylor Healthcare’s Customer Service Team will assist you with customizing your informed consent template to meet the needs of your practice. Customizations might include adding a particular legal statement or adding language concerning observers, photography, or tissue samples.  Four typical informed consent templates are listed below:

CVC Catheter Placement Consent
Employs a detailed consent form containing embedded pre- and post- instructions.

Chest Tube Placement Consent
Employs a detailed consent with separate pre- and post- instructions.

Appendectomy Consent
Employs a detailed consent with a medical record note and pre- and post- instructions.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Consent
Employs a detailed consent, a medical record note, pre- and post- instructions, and the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.

Getting Started
There are two options for experiencing the iMedConsent™ PE application. First, you can create a user name and password to a limited, demo version of the iMedConsent™ PE application. All you need is your practice name and your professional (not personal) email address to be up and running in 60 seconds. The demo version of the iMedConsent™ PE application will allow you to:

The second option for experiencing the iMedConsent™ PE application is to contact our Customer Service Team at 1-800-482-7963.  Please do this if your particular clinical specialty is not General Surgery. A Taylor Healthcare Customer Service Representative can have you up and running with the iMedConsent™ PE application in minutes. Although intuitive to use, printing a copy of the Quick Start Guide may prove very helpful (requires Adobe Reader).

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Support/Questions/Purchase
For support, product questions, or to purchase the web-based iMedConsent™ PE application, please contact the Taylor Healthcare Customer Service Team at 1-800-482-7963 or at iMedSupport@taylorcommunications.com or via the contact link.

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