Automated 24/7 patient scheduling – Effective and Efficient

December 10th, 2011

In recent years the capacity of online automated patient scheduling systems has progressed significantly. Indeed, the advanced systems and software available today has never been so reliable or efficient. Automated appointment scheduling has helped private practices, nursing homes, hospitals and specialist clinics throughout America and Canada to manage the daily administration of patient appointment scheduling – Enabling both private and corporate health organizations to become more efficient and so productive: Without lowering the standard of patient care or incurring significant costs. That is, the cost of an automated system will invariably be lower than hiring staff to deal with the same workload. After all, can anything multi-task like a machine? As they say, we are “only” human!

Liberate Your Staff
Automated 24/7 patient scheduling can help any practice or practitioner to improve services cost-effectively. Advanced patient appointment scheduling software allows patients to schedule their patient appointment 24/7, quickly and most importantly accurately. Your staff´s time is liberated, enabling them to deal with the more direct needs of patients: That is, those patients waiting at the front desk. No more “impatient, patients!”, left waiting on the end of the telephone line or at the front desk. Staff can simply switch to the automated system when they are under pressure or it can be utilized 24/7 – Online, web based appointment scheduling allows patients and doctors to access the system 24/7. Often, online systems do not require the installation of “specialist/specific” hardware on-site and is maintenance free. With just a monthly payment all your patient appointment scheduling “woes” can be resolved effectively as well as cost-effectively.

Which Features REALLY Matter?
There are many features available: Reminder calls, recurring patient appointments, pre-paid doctor appointments, cancellations, multi-lingual, customizations…. How do you know which features are important to the smooth running of your medical practice? And which are simply a ´flamboyant´ expense? One might even say, “gadgetry”. The easiest way to resolve this is test-drive the software. Quickly, your staff will be able to assess which features are most important and most effective. Without question, automated patient appointment scheduling has helped practitioners and practices across America to improve services cost-effectively. To which, there is no specific reason why appointment scheduling software cannot achieve the same for your practice.

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