Research shows that patients who have a good relationship with their healthcare team receive better care and are happier with their care. Shared decision-making and better communication are key components in building a meaningful patient-doctor relationship. Doctella offers hospitals, clinicians, and patients the tools to engage, empower, and involve patients in their care.
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sharing Doctella with your patients HERE
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Improve Patient Safety
Checklists help reduce complications after surgery by 36%.
Haynes AB, Weiser TG, Berry WR, Lipsitz SR, Breizat AH, Dellinger EP, et al. A surgical safety checklist to reduce morbidity and mortality in a global population. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 29; 360(5):491-9.

Greater patient and family engagement is associated with decreasing medication errors by 50%.

Conway J, Nathan D, Benz E, et al. Key Learning from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s 10-year patient safety journey. In: American Society of Clinical Oncology 2006 Educational Book. 42nd Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2006 Atlanta, GA: 2006:615-619.
Increase Patient Satisfaction
98% of patients felt that hospitals should educate patients about preventing errors.
Waterman AD, Gallagher TH, Garbutt J, Waterman BM, Fraser V, Burroughs TE. Brief report: hospitalized patients’ attitudes about and participation in error prevention. J Gen Intern Med 2006;21(4):367-370.


Surgical patients using a structured list of questions about their operation reported improved satisfaction with their communication, and felt their decisions were more informed. 
Bozic KJ, Belkora J, Chan V, Youm J, Zhou T, Dupaix J, Bye AN, Braddock CH 3rd, Chenok KE, Huddleston JI 3rd. Shared decision making in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee: results of a randomized controlled trial. J Bone Joint Surg. 2013 September 18; 95(18):1633-9.
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Improve Clinical Efficiency
These patients who used checklists also made the decision whether or not to pursue surgery in fewer clinic visits.
Bozic KJ, Belkora J, Chan V, Youm J, Zhou T, Dupaix J, Bye AN, Braddock CH 3rd, Chenok KE, Huddleston JI 3rd. Shared decision making in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee: results of a randomized controlled trial. J Bone Joint Surg. 2013 September 18; 95(18):1633-9.
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Emerging mHealth
From 2010 to 2012, the percent of people who look up health information on their cell phones nearly doubled. 
Abebe NA1, Capozza KL, Des Jardins TR, Kulick DA, Rein AL, Schachter AA, Turske SA. Considerations for community-based mHealth initiatives: insights from three Beacon Communities. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Oct 15;15(10):e221.