Shows Evidence-Based Solution to Patient-Centered Care at PlaneTree Conference 2014

Doctella provides hospitals and practices with a unique patient and family engagement solution designed to provide patient-centered care, reduce medical errors and costs, and improve patient satisfaction and clinical efficiency.
By: Doctella
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Oct. 10, 2014 - PRLog -- Sunnyvale, California. October 9, 2014. (, a web and mobile resource for patients and families, announced Doctella will be exhibiting at booth #2 at the PlaneTree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care in Chicago, Illinois from October 12-15, 2014.

Better communication and shared decision-making between patients and doctors are key components to provide patient-centered care, ease the complex journey of surgery for patients, reduce medical errors, and increase patient satisfaction. Research shows patients who have a good relationship with their healthcare team receive better care and are happier with their care.

Patient Family Engagement (PFE), a new field with promise to improve patient safety, has received multi-million dollar grants and a great deal of attention. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched Partnership for Patients, and the National Quality Forum introduced the Patient Passport, a new portable health information tool for patients.

Recognizing the growing need for patient-centered care, Doctella applies the tenets of PFE and showcases the Patient Passport innovatively. View a Patient Passport demo and download the mini-Passport at

Additionally, Doctella’s surgery checklists help patients receive the critical information they need to make informed decisions about their care and include steps to follow before a medical procedure to help patients prepare for their care. Through improved communication and efficient utilization of time spent with healthcare providers, Doctella aims to increase patient-centered care, decrease healthcare costs, and improve the patient-doctor relationship.

Integrating Doctella into clinical practice is simple and utilizes proven concepts. Doctella co-founders include Peter Pronovost MD, PhD, who received a MacArthur genius award for demonstrating the use of checklists in the ICU. Noted surgeon-writer, Atul Gawande wrote, “Pronovost’s work has already saved more lives than that of any laboratory scientist in the past decade.” Doctella builds upon this foundation and further innovates by bringing checklists directly to patients. With Doctella, hospitals and clinical practices can provide their patients with an easy to use mobile and web solution that contains medical procedure checklists and Patient Passport, enabling patients to become better partners with their healthcare team and be more satisfied with their care.

Doctella will demonstrate its patient engagement solution at Booth #2. To set up a private demonstration and meeting, contact Pegah Paydar at

Contact information:

Pegah Paydar

Marketing Associate


phone: 408-898-2693


Doctella is a cloud-based, SaaS electronic patient and family engagement platform designed to reduce medical errors, improve patient satisfaction, and lower costs.  Doctella is created by medical experts from Johns Hopkins, patient advocates, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs., operated and owned by Patient Doctor Technologies, Inc., is headquartered in Silicon Valley. The company’s content team in Baltimore works closely with Johns Hopkins Medicine through its content license with Johns Hopkins. Doctella is free to use for patients. See to start your journey to better, safer care.

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