Our mission is to provide personalized educational experiences that empower patients and their clinicians to engage in meaningful discussions around key medical decisions that improve health outcomes.
PEPtools, Providers Engaging with Patients, is a personalized health engagement and activation program with a focus on promoting wellness and self-management through shared decision-making between patients and their clinicians. PEPtools was developed from "need" through our founders' experiences educating both patients and clinicians, and identification of a major gap - patients and clinicians do not discuss important treatment or testing decisions. Yet research shows that when patients are activated to have these discussions, their health improves, healthcare delivery is better and costs are kept lower.
The solution is providing patients with the knowledge, skill and confidence to actively participate with their clinicians when making decisions that can improve their health and healthcare. But accurate information and programs to help patients and providers have meaningful treatment discussions are not always in one place, and medical jargon is not always easy to understand or explain. Equally important, it is frequently difficult for patients to comfortably share their concerns, what they may view as potential barriers, or what they may want most from a medical treatment.
PEPtalk, patient educational tools developed for PEPtools, was designed to empower and encourage patients. PEPtalk provides patients with knowledge, skill, and an action plan to boost patient confidence and provide the ability to have that important discussion with the doctor-- for better health management in a "side-by-side" partnership with their clinician.