Patients and Physicians Agree on a Digital Solution That Works

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 General News
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Over 92% of patients who viewed 'Telesofia Medical' personalized educational videos prior to a procedure support this type of communication. 90% of participating physicians stated that these videos reduce the effort of educating the patients

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past year, over 100 patients of the Neurological Clinic (RHÖN-KLINIKUM)

in Saale, Germany participated in a unique pilot. The pilot tested the utilization of personalized educational videos generated by Telesofia Medical explaining medical information for patients before they undergo a Lumbar Puncture (LP) procedure.

The goal of this first-of-its-kind pilot was to provide the patients with pre-procedural information about the LP procedure and its risks. Watching personalized videos, based on the personal clinical data that the patients provided, helped them become better informed before they gave a consent for the treatment.

The feedback of the patients who used Telesofia's personalized videos during the procedure reflects a very positive picture: 95% of patients stated that the system is easy to use and 99% found the educational video to be clear and understandable. Additionally, 92% of respondents support the use of current communication media such as digital patient education in clinical procedures and 85% of patients agreed that the educational video contained all the important information necessary for informed consent.

Prior to the procedure, the patients received a tablet to watch the clear, easy to understand video, which introduced (in addition to a verbal explanation by a doctor and written information), a general background about the medical procedure. Afterwards, patients were asked to answer a few questions on personal demographics such as gender and age, as well as clinical questions such as drug history, allergies, present and past diseases, etc. This personal information was incorporated into the educational video content.

According to Dr. H. Soda, Chief Physician, Neurology: "Using videos as a support tool in educating patients was perceived as positive by our doctors."

90% of the physicians that participated in the LP program pilot stated that the video reduced the effort of educating the patient and 80% of them support communication using such videos. In addition, all the physicians (100%) stated that the video is suitable for clinical usage. The medical team listed additional benefits such as "Higher patient satisfaction," "Better informed patients," "Saving time educating the patient," "More legal certainty" and "Better focus on the personal risk profile."

To read more visit https://www.telesofia.com/press-releases/patients-and-physicians-agree

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About Telesofia Medical

Telesofia makes medical information clear using automatic generation of personalized educational/ videos for patients and medical staff.  In 2016, Frost & Sullivan awarded Telesofia with the best practice award for patient engagement. www.telesofia.com

About RKA

RHÖN?KLINIKUM AG is one of the largest healthcare providers in Germany. More than 800,000 patients are treated every year at the five group hospitals located in Bad Berka, Bad Neustadt, Frankfurt (Oder), Giessen and Marburg where approx. 16,500 employees work.

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SOURCE Telesofia Medical ltd

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