Sunnyvale, Calif. October 27, 2014.

Doctella provides surgeons with a unique patient and family engagement solution designed to reduce costs and errors, increase patient satisfaction, and improve clinical efficiency. 


Sunnyvale, Calif. October 27, 2014. Doctella.com, an online and mobile resource for patients and families to improve patient engagement and reduce preventable medical errors and adverse events, announced it will be exhibiting at booth 2007 at the American College of Surgeons’ Clinical Congress 2014 in San Francisco, California from October 27-30, 2014. Doctella.com’s patient-focused, procedure-specific surgery checklists are used by hospitals and surgeon practices to improve CMS measures related to clinical quality efficiency, patient satisfaction, patient education, and Meaningful Use requirements.

Better communication and shared decision-making between patients and doctors are key components to providing patient-centered care, easing the complex journey of surgery for patients, preventing medical errors, and increasing patient satisfaction. Improving communication strengthens the relationship between doctors and patients. Research shows that patients who have a good relationship with their healthcare providers receive better care and are happier with their care. 

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.

Integrating Doctella into clinical practice is a simple way to increase patient satisfaction and reduce costly complications by using proven concepts. 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 innovates by building upon this foundation and bringing checklists directly to patients. With Doctella, surgeons can provide their patients with 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.

Doctella will be demonstrating its electronic patient safety and engagement solution with steps to follow before a medical procedure at booth 2007. To set up a private demonstration and meeting please contact Mary Lodemkemper.

Contact information:
Mary Lodenkemper
email: mary@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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