Recently endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), this technology is changing the way in which patients interact with their doctors; turning the pre-consult days and rare wait time in the office into educational opportunities, greatly enhancing the doctor-patient interaction, and creating a personalized and secure internet portal for the patient to review their very own consultation.
What TouchMD Does
TouchMD is a computer hardware and software system designed to improve the relationship between surgeon and patient and better educate patients on what they can expect. With touch-screen computer technology, TouchMD allows patients in the exam room to view information on specific topics and procedures, enhancing their education and allowing the patient a fuller understanding of the process. This allows patients to more efficiently communicate their thoughts, questions, and goals with Dr. Schoemann during the detailed consultation. Patients can even view animated models that can show them the potential results of specific treatments.
The TouchMD technology also helps Dr. Schoemann provide you with a clear understanding of many aspects of treatment, giving him the ability to use interactive and visual tools to aid in the communication and explanation of treatment options, risks and benefits, potential results, and other factors.
Being more educated on specific procedures and able to ask specific questions helps both you and Dr. Schoemann. It gives you an enhanced comprehension of what to expect and provides Dr. Schoemann with a tool to better communicate the specific and personalized aspects of your care. Dr. Schoemann firmly believes that an informed patient and a higher level of doctor-patient communication lead to better outcomes.
What You Can Expect from TouchMD
TouchMD includes a variety of topics and virtual avenues you can explore, all by way of a state-of-the-art, touch-screen interface.
The Virtual Tour
Since TouchMD is customized to our practice, you can take a look at biographical and credential information on our plastic surgeon, as well as introductions to other members of our team who will be caring for you.
Before Surgery and After Surgery
Pre-operative and post-operative information detailing what you can expect can provide you with a greater understanding of the process from start to finish.
Most procedures have helpful video descriptions that you can view on the TouchMD screen.
Personal TouchMD Web Portal
Here is where the truly revolutionary part of your consultation takes place. Access TouchMD through the MyTouchMD button on the home page of our website. The personal user interface that you created prior to your consultation will take you to a secure, fully HIPPA-compliant, webpage where you can view content from your very own consult. See preoperative photos with notations from Dr. Schoemann, review Vectra 3D imaging, take time reading informed content forms and education videos… And when you’ve completed your procedure, see your very own before and after photos.
Please contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery with any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals with beautiful, natural-looking results.