Activating patients through education, shared decision-making, and self-management has been shown to improve
health, therapy adherence, patient satisfaction, and reduce healthcare costs. PEPtalk offers two ways to
improve interactions with your patients to empower them to actively engage in improving their health and
healthcare. These programs are integrated but each has a distinct and direct purpose.
FOR THE PATIENT: PEPtalk Comprehensive Shared Decision Making Aids available for computer, tablet or smart phone use.
FOR YOU and YOUR DISCUSSIONS WITH THE PATIENT: A point of care mobile App (PEPtools) to engage
patients in shared decision making discussions in your office.
Engaging patients with programs like these have been shown to save valuable patient-clinician discussion time
for actual therapeutic decisions. Personalizing therapy is much easier when patients clarify, document and
provide their questions and concerns so that you and the patient can mutually decide on the action to take.
Documenting an action plan provides patients with valuable reference material and clinicians with chart
PEPtools SDM Aids are listed by medical problem and provides:
One stop shopping for health information.
Disease state cause, signs/symptoms
Expected outcomes if left untreated
Treatment expectations, side effects, risks
Quality of life impact
Tips for successful treatment
Easy to follow process for sharing in decision making
Clear and easy to understand medical information presented in interactive animated form.
Interactive opportunity to clarify and share your concerns, potential barriers, and what is most important to you.
Customized printed Action Plan generated by the patient to use in mutual decision making discussions.
Customized Educational resources and tools for continuous learning and reminders.
PEPtools Mobile App
Provides an easy to access set of visuals available on your phone or tablet that allow you to begin or reinforce concept learning and decision making with your patients.