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Concentric Health: Rethinking Consent Practices
with Dr. Dafydd Loughran
In this episode, Dr. Diana Velazquez-Pimental and Dr. Eric Keller interview Dr. Dafydd Loughran, CEO and founder of Concentric Health, a digital health solution that's revolutionizing the process of consent and facilitating informed decisions through digital tools.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2023, September 8). Ep. 59 – Concentric Health: Rethinking Consent Practices [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Dafydd Loughran
Dr. Dafydd Loughran is the CEO and founder of Concentric Health.
Dr. Eric J. Keller
Dr. Eric Keller is an interventional and diagnostic radiology resident physician at Stanford.
Dr. Diana Velazquez-Pimentel
Dr. Diana Velazquez-Pimentel is practicing physician and an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur in London.
Dafydd’s idea for Concentric originated from his experiences at an orthopedic clinic in his second postgraduate year. At that time, he found himself faced with the challenge of obtaining patient consent, all while still developing his knowledge and skills as a recent medical school graduate. He developed an aid memoir of the risks and benefits of different procedures to add value to the conversations with his patients. Dafydd continued to add to his resource, digitalize it, and before long, his colleagues began requesting access and utilization of it. Dafydd built a team and applied for a grant which was accepted.
Concentric is a platform that supports conversations on shared decision making between clinicians and patients. It allows patients to better understand procedures by providing clear and detailed information from written information to videos and animations. Clinicians can select a procedure and personalize the content to their patient to make a template that includes indications for the procedure, alternatives therapies, and risk profiles. Patients can view this information before their scheduled consultations with their provider, allowing a more meaningful conversation and for the patient to have more time with the information given. As shown in Dafydd’s research studies, 28% of patients reported gold standard shared decision-making using the old paper process compared to 72% with the Concentric digitalized form, highlighting the impact of collaboration used in this technology.
Concentric services have been utilized across many medical specialties, with a central focus on actively engaging patients in the decision-making process by delivering relevant and well-informed information.
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