How It Works:
APP Design’s Patient Education Solution allows patients to view educational content through interactive multimedia to learn how consent decisions affect their personal health information and quality of care. At the end of the educational lesson, the eConsent module can capture the patient’s now meaningful consent decision and, if required, an electronic signature.
The eConsent application can generate a printable PDF of their selection or send a message using HL7 or NwHIN standards to the appropriate EMR, PHR or HIE system.
View our video on how electronic patient consent and our educational story engine can be paired to provide Meaningful eConsent Education.
RHIOnet’s Educational Story Engine delivers complex multimedia content to large audiences in a simple and engaging manner. Authoring tools allow authors to choose multimedia content as well as design custom paths through the material in order to vary delivered content to audience members based on their experience, subject knowledge and interest.
The educational application is built on its Story Engine platform, which is comprised of three components, the Story Builder, the Story Presenter, and the Story Inspector. The Story Builder is used to build and organize customized content, the Story Presenter is used to display it, and the Story Inspector provides statistical analyses and data reports.
The Story Builder
The Story Builder allows authors to easily customize content. Authors are able to add text directly and upload audio and video files easily to create content specific pages. As these pages are created, authors are able to organize the pages to build the story. Each page can contain educational material, a decision point (yes/no/continue/next/menu/question) and/or follow-up information. The author is able to decide the order of the content, what content users are required to view, what information is optional and whether certain topics contain additional information for greater depth and clarity. By allowing authors to create their own instructional lessons, they are able to adapt content for any demographic or environment such as consent for the emergency room, consent for surgery, advanced directives and consent to share patient data in a Health Information Exchange.
The Story Presenter
Once the author is finished creating and organizing content, the Story Presenter is able to display the story to patients in any combination of text, video, audio or animation to enhance educational material and actively engage the viewer. The patient is now able to read, watch, listen and choose the pace of the story. For instance, a patient may skip ahead, ask for more information on a specific topic or continue through to the next topic. Because of the ability to follow a dynamic script, the Story Presenter allows audience members to drill down on selected topics and receive further information to help ensure user understanding of presented topics. Since stories are delivered over the Web, changes and updates can be instantly available to all audience members.
Additionally, because of its dynamic nature, the story engine can easily accommodate for multiple languages and can also comply with section 508 of the American Disabilities Act.
The Story Inspector
The Story Inspector keeps track of several different statistical trails associated with any published creation. This is done as an automatic function of the tool and does not require any special training or development to create. Statistical information is accessed from the author’s Story Builder home page.
The following statistics are captured by the Story Inspector:
- Stories Presented: compiles total times story is started.
- Average View Time: compiles average time story is viewed by all users.
- Average Pages Viewed: compiles average number of pages viewed per story started.
- Stories Completed: compiles number of times story was fully viewed.
- Percent of Stories Completed – pie chart of stories completed vs. stories incomplete.
- Story Page Views – bar graph showing number of hits per page.
- Story Page – displays the pages of the story.
- Views – compiles the number of times the page was viewed.
- Average View Time – compiles the average time spent on each page.