Sunnyvale, Calif. October 20, 2014.

Doctella launches a unique patient and family engagement solution on the Android platform.

Sunnyvale, Calif. October 20, 2014. Doctella.com, an online and mobile resource for patients and families to improve patient satisfaction and reduce preventable medical errors and adverse events, announced the launch of its mobile resource on the Android platform.

With help from experts at Johns Hopkins, leading surgeons, and patient advocates, Doctella provides patients with innovative tools to become more informed and engaged in their care.

_ The Doctella Checklist is a customized checklist of questions and a to-do list specific to a procedure. Use the Doctella checklist throughout the timeline of care: before surgery, day of surgery, after surgery and when they are heading home.

_ The Patient Passport is a place where users can store important information to share with their doctors, such as personal history, allergies, and current medications.

Doctella’s patient checklists help patients decide whether or not to have surgery in fewer office visits as patients receive the critical information they need to make informed decisions about their care in one setting. Doctella’s surgery checklist also provides patients with steps to follow before a medical procedure and assists patients in preparing for their upcoming care. Through efficient utilization of time spent with healthcare providers, Doctella aims to decrease healthcare costs while also improving the patient-doctor relationship and overall patient care.

Doctella co-founders include Peter Pronovost MD, PhD, who received a MacArthur genius award for demonstrating the use of checklists in the ICU. Noted surgeon-writer, Atul Gawande wrote: “Pronovost’s work has already saved more lives than that of any laboratory scientist in the past decade.” Doctella builds upon this foundation and further innovates by bringing checklists directly to patients. In a published study of 2100 surveyed patients, 91% reported feeling that they could prevent medical errors occurring in hospitals, and 98% felt that hospitals should educate patients about preventing errors. With Doctella, patients have an easy to use mobile and web solution, containing medical procedure checklists, that enables them to become better partners with their healthcare team and be more satisfied with their care.

Contact information:
Pegah Paydar
Marketing Associate
email: pegah@doctella.com 
phone: 408-898-2693

About Doctella.com 
Doctella is a cloud-based, SaaS electronic patient and family engagement platform that is designed to reduce medical errors, improve patient satisfaction, and lower costs. Doctella is created by medical experts from Johns Hopkins, patient advocates, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Doctella.com is operated and owned by Patient Doctor Technologies, Inc. and is headquartered in Silicon Valley. The company’s content team in Baltimore works closely with Johns Hopkins Medicine through its content license with Johns Hopkins. Doctella is free to use for patients. See http://www.doctella.com to start your journey to better, safer care. 

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