How many of you remember watching your flight attendant(s) going over the pre-flight safety instructions? Now, how many of you feel confident enough afterward to be able to recite those instructions to a group of strangers? Your answer before Virgin Airlines introduced their first pre-flight safety video back in 2007 (wow, time flies), was probably “I can’t.” If that’s a relatively familiar environment to you, then put yourself in the position of a patient, in an unfamiliar environment, and ask them to recite their disease specifications and proper recovery strategy. The results might surprise you!
According to the Journal of American Academy of Dematoly, “Researchers have found that showing patients an educational video about their condition teaches them the facts about their disease even better than when their doctor tells them about the condition.” Patient education has become paramount to the successful recovery of a patient, although it goes far beyond just receiving the proper prescriptions. In several diagnoses’ it’s been found that a patient is 30% less likely to be readmitted once they receive proper instructions on how to manage their care, and the proper procedures to follow in their post-discharge recovery. Additionally, explaining complex medical terminology in a simple, precise manner, not only helps ease the patients but avoid instances of self-treatment and wrongful diagnosis. Proper educational channels allow you to empower the patients and helps reduce the patient’s misconceptions of doctors prescribing them unnecessary procedures.
Through our Android-based televisions, the staff can easily prescribe educational videos to the patient’s device. By providing this service you educational content can be sent on demand which immediately would start playing. If ADT integration is present, educational content is automatically populated in the prescribed area of HCI’s education app.
With this task being automated clinicians can:
- focus on the quality of care they are providing
- Provide the correct education for the patient’s diagnosis
- access patient information and reduce the time
- make education convenient for patients and families
Learn more about HCI’s solutions and how we can help reduce readmissions at your facility.