Empowering Patients: The Key to Transformative Healthcare Through Shared Decision Making

Step into a new era of healthcare where Shared Decision Making (SDM) takes center stage, fostering collaboration and empowerment in physiotherapy. In this article, we delve into the essence of Shared Decision Making, exploring its definition, benefits, and how My Kinvent, augmented by biofeedback features, aligns seamlessly with this patient-centric approach.

1 – Shared Decision Making: A Collaborative Healthcare Paradigm

Understanding Shared Decision Making

Shared Decision Making is a dynamic communication process where healthcare professionals and patients collaboratively make informed decisions that resonate with the patient’s values and preferences. Three crucial components drive SDM: clear medical evidence, clinician expertise, and patient goals.

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Benefits of Shared Decision Making

  1. Ethical Empowerment: SDM places patients at the center of healthcare decisions, ensuring their active participation and empowerment in choosing their treatment plans.
  2. Enhanced Informed Consent: It transforms the informed consent process, providing patients with a comprehensive understanding of treatment options, potential outcomes, and associated risks.
  3. Addressing Disparities: SDM fosters inclusivity, bridging healthcare disparities by considering diverse patient needs and perspectives.
  4. Positive Impact on Healthcare Delivery: This collaborative approach positively influences healthcare quality, cost-effectiveness, and safety.

Kinvent Solution : your Practice’s New Ally

Kinvent offers a comprehensive platform via its app, Kinvent Physio app. Designed to revolutionize patient care and is real tool for Shared Decision Making.

2 – My Kinvent: Empowering Shared Decision Making

Patient-Centric Features

  1. Progress Tracking: My Kinvent empowers patients by offering real-time tracking of their progress, providing tangible evidence of improvement and fostering engagement in their rehabilitation journey.
  2. Assessment and Training: Personalized assessments and training programs within My Kinvent allow physiotherapists to tailor treatments to individual patient needs, aligning seamlessly with shared decision-making principles.
  3. Asking for Patient Feedback with Visual Analog Scale: Integrating the Visual Analog Scale enables physiotherapists to inquire about patient experiences during assessments and training, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s perspective.Visual Analog Scale (V.A.S) from the Kinvent Physio AppVisual analog Scale (V.A.S) from the Kinvent Physio App
  4. Data-Driven Collaboration: My Kinvent facilitates the sharing of real-time results and progress with patients, promoting data-driven discussions during shared decision-making processes


Informed Patient Engagement

  • Transparent Consultation Planning: My Kinvent ensures patients are well-informed about upcoming consultations through the app. It provides a clear overview of planned activities, fostering patient understanding, and active engagement in their care decisions.


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  • Educational Platform: My Kinvent becomes an educational platform, allowing physiotherapists to explain anatomy, conditions, and the importance of prescribed exercises. This enhances patient understanding and commitment to holistic health.


2 – Harnessing the Power of Kinvent Biofeedback in Shared Decision Making

Empowering Patients through Real-Time Feedback

  1. Tangible Evidence of Progress: Kinvent Biofeedback provides patients with real-time feedback on their performance during prescribed exercises. This tangible evidence serves as a powerful motivator, reinforcing their commitment to the rehabilitation process.
  2. Active Participation in Decision-Making: By incorporating Kinvent Biofeedback into SDM, patients gain a deeper understanding of how their efforts contribute to their progress. This knowledge empowers them to actively participate in decisions about their treatment plans, fostering a sense of control over their health.

Overcoming Device Limitations

  1. Personalized Training Anywhere, Anytime: Kinvent Biofeedback allows patients to execute prescribed exercises directly on their personal devices. This not only overcomes the limitations of physiotherapist devices but also enables patients to engage in personalized training anywhere, anytime. This aligns with the principles of SDM by providing flexibility and convenience for patients.
  2. Enhancing Treatment Efficiency: The seamless integration of biofeedback into personal devices facilitates efficient and targeted training. Physiotherapists can guide patients remotely, optimizing treatment plans based on real-time data, and patients can perform exercises with the guidance of biofeedback at their convenience.


In conclusion, the integration of My Kinvent and real-time biofeedback into Shared Decision Making revolutionizes physiotherapy.

The integration of technology, exemplified by the Kinvent Physio app, plays a pivotal role in enhancing collaboration between patients and physiotherapists. This is achieved through various key mechanisms.

Firstly, the app facilitates Informed Decision-Making Discussions by generating objective data that becomes the focal point during consultations. Physiotherapists can utilize this data to transparently communicate progress, challenges, and potential adjustments to treatment plans, fostering a shared decision-making approach with patients.

Secondly, the sharing of biofeedback results during these discussions contributes significantly to the enhancement of patient trust. Transparent communication using concrete data establishes credibility, reinforcing the therapeutic relationship and fostering a collaborative and trusting healthcare partnership.

Furthermore, the incorporation of biofeedback serves as a powerful Positive Reinforcement tool. Patients, witnessing tangible proof of their efforts translating into progress, are more motivated and likely to adhere to their prescribed exercises and treatment plans, ultimately contributing to better outcomes.

Lastly, the My Kinvent feature allows for the establishment of Patient-Centric Goals based on objective data. Physiotherapists and patients can collaboratively set realistic targets, aligning with the patient’s preferences and promoting shared decision-making in goal-setting.

This patient-centric approach transforms healthcare into a collaborative journey, where patients actively participate in decisions, resulting in improved outcomes and satisfaction.