Questions, questions and more questions is one constant when considering surgery or a medical procedure. Perhaps you have been surprised with a diagnosis or procedure and patients inevitably leave the doctors office with questions not thought of at the moment or questions which arise after further consideration and research.
The creators of Doctella understand the process and hopes its implementation will assist patients and healthcare providers with a complete ‘picture’ of all the information needed while navigating a surgery or procedure.
The Doctella is a checklist of questions which cover all phases of a surgery or medical procedure. The questionnaire filled out by the patient then generates a checklist of questions which can be or should be asked of the healthcare team for each step of the procedure.
How Does Doctella Work?
Patients begin by registering at either the Doctella website or mobile. Specific questions are then asked of the patient when the surgery, procedure or condition is identified. After the questionnaire is answered, a detailed checklist is generated for use throughout the procedure.
Patients can print off the pdf of the checklist or view the checklist on the mobile app. The checklist of questions can also be shared via email with family members or the healthcare team.
Who Created Doctella?
Doctella was created by a team at John Hopkins Hospital in order to aid the patient when facing surgeries or procedures. The intent is to assist patient with streamlined information and questions specifically for their procedure. The information is then available to share with family or members of the health care team so the best care is available, that all members are on the same page and questions do not go unanswered. Surgeon Scientist Dr. Adil Haider and Professor Peter Pronovost of John Hopkins along with entrepreneur Amer Haider are co founders of Doctella.
Where is Doctella Available?
Doctella is available on the Doctella website. A patient must register with a log in and password to use the free service.
A mobile app is also available for free at the Google Play store or Apple store.