Avicenna Medical Blog

Anticoagulation Management and Patient Education

Posted by Yehuda Bechar on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 @ 08:45 PM

How can I make sure all my patients have the information they need to be safe?


That is a common question we get from many of our clinics. We develop chronic disease management software with configurations for many different specialties.  But one thing they all have in common is the education page.

The education page is an integral piece of the patient's enrollment process. That is how we "guarantee" that all patients received the same information. At the end of the education page there is also an option to print a welcome letter that states all the information that was given to the patient.

It is also a good idea to include in this section the policies and procedures of your clinic. That way patients are aware of what is expected from them. It is a good place to remind your patients that their care is mostly in their hands and that their well-being will depend mostly on them. At the end this document constitutes a contract between your clinic and your patients.

It will serve you well in the future and can even prevent future litigation. 


Tags: Chronic Care Management / CCM, Disease Management