Tag: Informed Consent

mHealth technology meets informed consent forms

People who have a hard time understanding what’s on the ubiquitous printed forms (most people) might have a better idea of what they are being told and be able to make better decisions about their health care. This is the logic that guided researchers from Michigan and Florida to develop drug risk/benefit information with animated and computerized text and graphics. They hoped to increase the clarity of these forms and make patients truly informed.

“Empowering Patients” Isn’t Always A Good Thing – The Risks and Benefits of iPhone Medical Apps That Turn Patients Into Consumers

Unless you spent the last two years in a Himalayan monastery, you are certainly aware of the bitter healthcare battle that unfolded in Washington. Underlying the nonsense about death panels from the right and claims of impending doom from the left lies a far more legitimate conflict about how we view healthcare – as a […]

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