Despite advances in medical treatments, doctors keep making harmful diagnostic errors
and still cannot tackle life-threatening patient non-adherence primarily due to:
Collaborate helps doctors reduce errors and increase patient compliance by facilitating diagnostic and communication tasks, particularly of those related to information gathering and exchange, organization and display, collaborative diagnosis, error detection and patient follow up.
Patient non-adherence to medical plans is an enormous problem that is still largely unaddressed by the healthcare system. It can be as high as 50% causing a huge amount of unnecessary physical and emotional suffering, financial loss, and premature deaths. It is estimated that poor adherence leads to 125.000 preventable deaths each year in the US alone1.
Factors contributing to poor adherence are myriad but some of the most evident include those that are related to poor patient-physician communication and those that are related to patient behavioral issues such as inattention and procrastination simply because most people don’t care about their health care or because they don’t know how to care for on a daily basis.
To tackle poor patient compliance, Collaborate provides doctors with tools such as:
Patient engagement and monitoring is financially and clinically inefficient when providers rely on telephone-based outreach but it can save lives when performed using cutting-edge technology and automations.
Adherence to long-term therapies, 2003
Medical diagnosis is a high-risk area for errors. The United States Institute of Medicine reports that medical errors affect at least 12 million adults (or 1 in 20 adults) each year and may be responsible for 44.000 to 98.000 deaths per year in the U.S.A. alone.2
The problem is currently addressed by the World Health Organization and causes include primarily cognitive errors (identified in over half of the cases), such as failure to synthesize the available evidence correctly, or system flaws such as problems with communication and coordination of care among the patient and the health care professionals involved3.
In alignment with solution recommendations derived from systematic research, Collaborate helps you avoid diagnostic errors by:
By avoiding diagnostic errors not only do you save time but most importantly you avoid patient discomfort which can significantly damage loyalty to your practice.