The aim is to bring patient consent tools in a digital format in addition to a paper format which is not just a need of the current times but also a way forward
Thieme EIDO and Indian Medical Association have come together for a partnership to bridge the current gap in the patient consent process and patient/doctor’s awareness in India in digital format. The aim is to bring patient consent tools in a digital format in addition to a paper format which is not just a need of the current times but also a way forward, a release stated.
Last August, Thieme EIDO and IMA signed a mutual agreement for the Digital Consent Documents in India to achieve excellence in the vital areas of informed consent and clinical governance. The agreement was signed with Dr J.A. Jayalal, Immediate Past National President, IMA -2021.
“IMA has collaborated with Thieme EIDO for providing the consent documents in digital format in India, these consent information documents have made the entire consent procedure more robust. The hospital should use a good, informative and clear information consent process because it is generally known that excellent, informed consent minimizes the risks of successful medico-legal claims. We also would like to appreciate the remarkable potential of the Thieme EIDO team who were most understanding and having good knowledge of the Consent platform in India” said Dr. J.A. Jayalal, Immediate Past National President, IMA.
Dr. Nitendra Sesodia, Senior Director, Medical Communication and Corporate sales said, “Thieme EIDO healthcare is happy and honoured to have collaborated with the Indian Medical Association to provide comprehensive medico-legal compliant content and digital consent solutions that support health professionals in efficiently and effectively taking and recording informed patient consent in India. Thieme EIDO consent tool is developed for clinicians to enhance the patient experience, improve clinical workflows and protect organizational and clinical reputations and enable an environment of joint decision making.”
The consent documents were reviewed and approved by the IMA’s panel members. Dr. J. A. Jayalala, Dr. T.N. Ravisankar, Dr. Pavan Patil, Dr. Dinesh Thakre, Dr. K. Narasimha Rao and Dr. B. Cheran, who are the panel members for this collaboration. In the present scenario, the consent document will be available in three regional languages- English, Hindi, and Marathi.
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