Helping Patients and Providers Speak the Same Language.

Evidence-based care solutions specifically designed to benefit both provider and patient. That’s the principle behind every Vidatak product.

VidaTalkTM

A digital version of the proven, physical EZ Board, the VidaTalk app helps patients communicate easier via touchscreen menu options on their phone or tablet.

  • Choose from phrases, words or icons Typing and finger drawing for customizable communication
  • Available in 19 different languages
  • Comes with pre-programmed translations
  • Developed, tested, and validated with U.S. government support under NIH Federal Grant NR014087

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VidaTalk User Manual

The Spiritual Care Communication AppTM

Non-vocal patients have the same spiritual, emotional and moral support needs as verbal patients. The Spiritual Communications app makes the proven success of our Spiritual Care Communication Board digitally accessible for patients and providers.

  • Developed by an experienced hospital chaplain. Available in English and Spanish.
  • In a clinical study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, patients who used the Spiritual Care Communication Board reported decreased stress and anxiety.

EZ BoardTM

The standard-bearer for serving the communication needs of critically ill, non-verbal patients.

  • Available in 20 different languages
  • Picture format available
  • Two-sided, disposable dry-erase board

EZ Board Instruction Manual

EloquenceTM

This innovative smart-pillow speaker is the first of its kind in patient care. By replacing the standard one-button call system, Eloquence helps patients select their specific needs in their preferred language using a bedside touchscreen. A smart routing system then pairs requests with a staff member of the required skill level.

  • Increases specificity and transparency of patient needs
  • Improves efficiency of provider workflow
  • Expands communication across care team
  • First-time nurse call access for patients with limited English proficiency
  • Developed, tested, and validated with U.S. government support under NIH Federal Grant MD006149.

Evidence-Based Practice

The following simple processes will help enact the change you want to see and ensure outcomes improvement is realized.

  • Provide readily available resources and interventions at the bedside to support patient-provider communication to patients with communication deficits.
  • Include communication assessment, provision of effective communication resources and interventions, establishment of communication goals, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of resources and interventions provided within bedside charting.
  • Include performance expectations for care providers and clinical practice to achieve effective patient communication when patients present with communication deficits within institutional guidelines.
  • Raise awareness of communication-vulnerabilities and the know-how to effectively use communication resources through staff training and education curricula.
  • Implement processes that trigger doctors and nurses to prompt referrals to communication specialists and language services whenever patient communication is not successfully addressed with the resources and interventions that are readily available at the bedside.