Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust in the UK has recently introduced Magentus’ software solution eConsent.
It recently went live at Liverpool Women’s, a specialist hospital providing care for women, babies and families, in conjunction with its new electronic patient record.
The hospital has launched the Magentus solution to enhance information sharing and consent confirmation across more than 100 different procedures in a range of medical specialties.
The cloud-hosted solution will support about 1,150 clinical users and ensure patients have been fully informed and have consented to planned procedures at the hospital, which delivers over 7,500 babies every year as well as carrying out around 50,000 gynaecological procedures.
The digitised consent process allows patients to receive all the information they need ahead of the procedure and helps them understand all the risks and benefits before making a decision.
eConsent enables consent forms to be created dynamically, automatically populating relevant clinical risks and benefits and providing the most relevant clinical information based on individual patients and their planned procedure.
The new digital approach supported by eConsent also improves accuracy by replacing the previous laborious process of manually filling in consent forms, which were often incomplete and missed vital details.
Richard Glynn-Jones, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust Programme Manager, said: “eConsent is improving patient experiences, saving consultant time and standardising the information delivered during the consent to treatment process.
“The digital service supports shared decision making by clinicians and compliance with General Medical Council guidelines requiring doctors to ensure patients are aware of all risks.
“Patients can now review their digital consent form and information leaflets in their own time, signing it at home or by attending a scheduled virtual clinic with their clinician.”