Dr Vause's concerns at the time of writing were that his feedback was only informally gained and that he had had no assurance a formal evaluation had been done to the level of an international standard (International Patient Decision Aids Standards, or IPDAS).
Homecare Medical chief executive Andrew Slater this evening provided a statement. It says a beta form of the Kupe tool was shared with number of GPs and clinicians, for feedback. "We incorporated feedback received from a number of people, including Dr Vause, and updates were made to the site."
As part of launching the site, a formal go-live process occurred to ensure Kupe complied with security guidelines, had clinical sign-off and met accessibility requirements, as well as incorporating final feedback from consumer testing. The site was developed with reference to accessibility standards (WK2.0), the Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) and IPDAS, Mr Slater says.
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