The Medical Concerns App was jointly developed by a speech language pathologist and physician who work regularly with brain injury, stroke, and other diagnoses that often result in communication difficulties. Through their combined experience, they recognized a need to support their fellow healthcare providers and their patients in communicating clearly regarding medical concerns. Research shows healthcare providers have a strong desire to communicate with these patients, but are frequently frustrated by the limitations of verbal communication and simple communication boards. Together they set off on a path to bridge this gap, and Communication Rescue Services was created.
We are a startup company coming together with one vision – to help people communicate with their healthcare providers, communication partners, and with anyone else regarding their medical concerns. This is our first app, but we have more in the works – stay tuned! The MedConcerns app is available now for purchase for iPad on the App store! The iPhone, Android, and tablet versions are nearing completion and will be available soon! We will continue adding features and options as we discover new ways to help patients, care partners, and healthcare providers!
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What Our Beta Users Say
Before the Medical Concerns App
"There are times of frustration due to inadequate or inaccurate message transmissions"
"I feel like it's a one-sided conversation. I have to guess what their concerns are and end up explaining a wide array of medical topics in hopes of touching on their concerns"
"Overall, there is always a communication gap."
I hope the app will help me gain more clarity in diagnosing or understanding medical concerns so they can be addressed more quickly.”
“I hope this app will do what it looks like it can - increase the speed with assessment, reduce frustration (on both sides), increase detail of assessment, and increase accuracy of assessment to improve their access to healthcare.
“I hope it will allow individuals with aphasia to communicate their wants and needs with a greater amount of ease and reduced frustration.”
After the Medical Concerns App
"With the app, it takes less time to confirm how they're feeling, and they appear less stressed, feel like they have support to communicate"
"As a healthcare provider without aphasia training, I used to leave the room questioning how much I missed. It seemed like there was nothing to say. Now I feel like I'm actually communicating with the patient. I find the interaction was much more satisfying and I feel like I can better help the patient."
"I like the icons. The app has a clean interface and is easy to use"
"I felt like the app let me finally give the patients the opportunity to express themselves again. They feel heard, and I feel the relief and joy at being able to support them. I always used communicate strategies, but I needed so many materials and had to come up with possible choices off the top of my head. Knowing this app was created by both a SLP and a doctor made me feel more confident about the choices presented, and doing all of this without so many materials made finding out what's wrong much more efficient."
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