The responsibility to bring accountable data to your patients starts with you. We welcome new Surgeons into our ranks who understand the importance of improving the validity of the expectations they set with patients.

WHAT YOU
NEED TO KNOW
  • 01.
    When it comes time to decide on a treatment plan, you show the patient a custom questionnaire that outlines the treatment options. Choose from those created by our specialists, or work with us to create your own for your area of expertise.
  • 02.
    You explain to the patient the expected result for each treatment option. Doing so educates the patient and frames for them the differences in what to expect with different treatment options.
  • 03.
    The patient chooses a treatment and the database records the choice with the expected result. This information prompts a follow-up email to your patient at the appropriate interval to ask if the expected treatment outcome was met.
  • 04.
    Over time, your actual outcome data will be collected and compared to the expected result. You will have the ability to use this data to improve the expectations you set for future patients.

Surgeons & Specialities

Mena Mesiha

Orthopedic Surgeon,
Shoulder Specialist at Prima-CARE Medical Center

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Lorenzo Cervantes

Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgeon at Eversight

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FAQs

What is the cost?

There is no cost at this point. We are looking for like-minded surgeons to work with us in establishing patient-centered expectations as the standard that we are looking to meet in collected data.

How is patient data secured?

We are partnered with Senscio Systems who are experts in the use of data and artificial intelligence in improving medical care.

Is this an open source project?

Our goal is to spread a new paradigm in informed consent to as many surgeons as possible, and we are happy to collaborate with surgeons looking to set up an independent system.

Does this have IRB approval?

Since data is collected for quality control rather than research purposes, we are not subject to IRB approval.

I’m hesitant about taking on more work - how easy is this?

We know that surgeons live busy lives, and our goal is to streamline this process as much as possible. In so doing, we hope to attract the interest of surgeons who do not have the time or expertise to set up a database on their own.

Will my performances be compared to other people?

No, the data will be kept private unless the individual surgeon chooses to publish expectation based outcome data.

Will this data be used to determine my pay?

Not presently, but as payment will be more and more tied to performance, it is possible this data could be used for that purpose in the future. From the surgeons' standpoint, we would rather have a voice in indicating which patients have a favorable prognosis and which patients have a potentially lower expected success rate. This way, we are being compared to a reasonable standard that we set for patients, rather than a potentially irrelevant external benchmark.