Tag: doctor-patient relationship

3D Consultation app delivers efficient orthopedic patient education from your iPad

3D Consultation by 3D Practice, developed by CommVantage inc provides chiropractors and even orthopaedic doctors with a powerful patient education tool at the point of care. Using high quality 3D medical animations to describe a variety of common pathologies it is likely to improve the doctor patient relationship, and help with patient satisfaction and compliance.

Colorectal Cancer Miniatlas is a great tool for improving patient-physician communication

Miniatlas Colon Cancer aims to enhance communication with patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer and allows them to better understand the nature of their condition. Empowering patients with knowledge of their diagnosis, through a collaborative doctor patient relationship is essential when managing a patient with colorectal cancer. It can be very difficult dealing with a diagnosis of cancer and patients who understand their conditions are more likely to make decisions and deal with them effectively. Ultimately Miniatlas Colon Cancer facilitates a better doctor patient relationship, which has been shown to increase patient satisfaction and lead to better overall health outcomes.

For physicians, does using a smartphone increase your exposure to malpractice claims?



Dr. McMenamin, who was a practicing emergency physician before turning his sights to the practice of law discusses when a physician-patient relationship is considered to form. 

A good rule is that a general discussion of a topic, even if erroneous, is unlikely to be actionable. The more the discussion is patient-specific, however, the greater the likelihood that a relationship will be deemed to exist, and so the greater the likelihood that a duty will be found. 

Based on the telephone cases, if the doctor knows the patient’s name, or has access to his old records, or has examined the patient, or is paid a fee, the probability increases that a duty will arise.