Archive for the tag 'medical appointment scheduling'

Let Your Patients Fill Forms before Appointment

October 1st, 2010

While the use of forms in medical practice is not new, you do not have to use the forms in the same old way. Use this tried and tested method in a new way to serve your patients even better, which is what will bring the desired revenue. You should not wait until a patient has booked an appointment for you to use a form to collect necessary data. Let the patients fill the forms before coming for appointment by integrating the forms into your online medical scheduler.

The forms that you integrate into your medical appointment scheduling program will give you several advantages. They are easy to customize to suit the types of services you are offering. This means that the patients will fill forms that are specifically targeted to their needs. The forms will ask questions that are directly related to the type of appointment they want to make, and all they have to do is fill in the necessary details.

You will thus have pertinent information about the patients before they come for appointment, putting you in a better position to serve them more effectively. In addition, you will save time, as you will not try to get the details during the appointment. Appointment scheduling software that uses customizable forms will therefore help you to ‘kill two birds with the same stone’, as it were. You will use less time while you serve more patients better.

Such an online scheduler will help you to get more accurate information. The patients will take time to fill the necessary details, so you will not need to rush to take notes by hand, which is prone to errors. The electronic forms will also remove the need for paper forms, something that will not only help your medical practice but the world at large. You will play an important part in placing less demand for resources and helping to have a cleaner environment at the same time.

When you are shopping for a medical appointment program, look for one that integrates customizable forms that allow you to collect relevant information before appointment. Such an apparently simple add-on will go a long way in improving the efficiency of your medical practice.

Medical Virtual Receptionist Makes Happy Medical Office!

July 18th, 2010

Do you really get out of character when some patient complaints about not getting proper reply from the front office when they called to book their appointment? Do you really care patients and think that they, just beyond prescribing drugs, require personal care and attention? If your answer to all these troublesome questions is a BIG YES, I suggest you to go for Virtual Medical Receptionist that can make you, your patients and your staff happy. It will leave you  to enjoy your medical practice treating patients other than always banging your head against wall to manage the medical office with incapable human staff.

Medical Virtual Receptionist, as the name suggests, takes off all the worries you got for managing the medical office, clinic or health care center. The best part of this uniquely designed virtual medical front office tool is its capability to book patients’ appointments online! It is a web based online patient appointment system that allows patients to book their appointments online, without contacting human medical staff at front desk! Overcoming the issues of time-overlaps, patients’ appointments are scheduled perfectly. A prepaid option in same system reduces the chances of losing the revenue due to no-show cause patients as it asks for consultation fees in advance before patients see health care provider.

Online doctor appointment scheduling system can also synchronize the entire data with Google Calendar. It can then be accessed using any handheld devices such as Smartphone, iPhone and Blackberry. Simply put, no matter where you are, you can always access the data of patients’ schedules at clinic and can reschedule according to your plan for the day or week.

Other benefits that come with medical virtual receptionist is it can answer patients’ calls with sweet voice. No matter how many patients call at a time, all get lovely answers as fed by you as health care expertise. Events such as medical camp require such kind of facility where human medical staff is found incapable attending more than one call at a time, throughout the day.

Also, online doctor appointment scheduler can be used as patient reminder service wherein it can call patients automatically and remind them about their forthcoming or due visits to health care center. Furthermore, it can be used to remind patients about their body tests, dietary regimen and other important advice by concerned doctors.

All-in-all, online patient appointment scheduling system is best medical management tool that you can have to make medical office automated.

Don’t Get that Free Scheduler! Get a Scheduler that Pays!

May 30th, 2010

There is hardly anyone who would not like to get something for free. However, have you ever heard of the saying that ‘free is expensive’? Well, this is not just a cliché. If you are looking for a scheduler for your medical practice, you should resist the temptation to sign up for a free scheduler. You may discover that it not actually free when it is too late.

If you are searching for an online scheduler, you are likely to find many offers of free schedulers. If you can get such an important utility for free, why should you consider the paid ones?

The fact is that there is really nothing for free, which is not to say that you must pay for everything. However, even if you receive something for free, it means that someone somewhere has paid the cost. When it comes to the apparently free schedulers, who really pays the cost?

The people offering the free schedulers will tell you that they have other sources of generating revenue. What they do not tell you, however, is that the revenue actually comes from the so-called free scheduler.

Online schedulers contain a vast amount of data. Your scheduler will not just contain your personal information but also your patients’ data. The owners of the ‘free’ schedulers sell this data to make a lot of money. Unfortunately, this is a violation of privacy that will cost you dearly in the long run.

Instead of looking for a free scheduler, choose an online scheduler that will simply pay for itself. A good online scheduler will help you to recover your costs even before the end of your initial subscription. Such a medical appointment scheduler has several features that make it quite valuable. For example, it will include an automated reminder that will get in touch with your patients.

One of the major sources of revenue loss in medical practice is patient no-shows. An online scheduler that incorporates reminder software will help you to cut no-shows. When you consider the fact that the cost of such a medical appointment scheduler equals just one no-show, you will see how much you stand to gain. Cut just one no-show in a month and you have effectively paid for the service. Yet you know that you will cut more than one no-show.

Do not sacrifice your reputation by using a free scheduler. Get a scheduler that pays!

Online Patient Appointment Scheduler – A tool to access your clinic from anywhere

May 29th, 2010

If you are a busy clinician and frequently travel out of your town, you should go for a must-have tool - a online patient appointment. As it is, the system helps in fixing patient appointments’ automatically, without interference of any medical front desk receptionist. It is a 24/7 service provider that makes your health care center accessible all time to the patients. Prepaid appointment scheduler is helpful in reducing the risks of loss of revenue because of no-show patients.

Online doctor appointment scheduler comes with advanced features such as it can directly synchronize patients’ appointments to Google Calendar and send it across handheld devices such as iPhone, Blackberry and Smartphone. Furthermore, unique feature such as a two-way synchronization enables you to reschedule or to postpone the appointment from your phone.

Automated system for patient appointment scheduling can be used as patient reminder, as it can call patients automatically. Reminding patients about their forthcoming visits, tests and consultations is one of the most important features you should have to build harmonious relationship.

With betterment and advancement of technology, new features are being added to different patient appointment schedulers. For instance, a new type of patient appointment scheduler can also be used as medical answering service patients. Medical answering service is very useful when the health care center is expected to have plenty of calls from patients on occasion such as free medical camp.

Other features include multilingual option where you can set the system with different languages including French, Chinese and English (as a default). This way, you can better the communication with foreigners who come as patients. Also, the user can set the messages as per his or her expertise. The uniqueness of medical answering service is it does answer to all the callers (no matter, more than one caller calling at a time) with soft and friendly voice and it does not give boring busy tone that otherwise frustrate the patient.

Using online patient appointment schedule helps in managing medical office without having more people in staff. This way, you can use precious human hours in other more important task such as medicl billing or taking care of your patients.

Your patients complaint? The Solution is Online Appointment Scheduler

May 14th, 2010

If you, as a doctor or medical director, believe in perfection and hate complaints, a storm passes when customers (here, the patients) complain about staff’s incapability to answer their phone calls or to help them. Simply put, you just cannot take the medical management loosely done by others. As one step toward a better office service to patients, you need to use online appointment scheduler that would bag appreciations from the patients rather than annoying complaints.

The management of medical office is complex and never simple. This is because the whole staff including you deals with patients and their lives. Any apathy or loosely managed patient may suffer from unwanted consequences and top of that, you lose patient, revenue and most importantly the reputation. Mismanaged health care center, no doubt, soon gets shut down irrespective of doctor’s perfection on his or her field.

As the luck would have it, you can now find a improvement for all the hassles you face managing medical center. Online appointment scheduler can wisely manage all the tasks at your clinic without any assistance. In this way, you can save manpower and also reduce your expenses in paying off the salaries to extra staff you require.

Some unique features of online appointment scheduling system includes…

 

  1. Advanced doctor appointment scheduler comes with feature of synchronizing with Google Calendar. This sends data to handheld devices such as Smartphone, iPhone and Blackberry. A two-way synchronization enables you to reschedule or even cancel the appointment according to your plan for coming days.
  2. A feature called prepaid appointment scheduling allows patients to book their appointments by paying the fees of consultation in advance. In this way, no-show cause patients who do not turn at given time can be reduced. The revenue loss is prevented and you see patients who are serious about their schedule and actually need consultation.
  3. It can also be used as medical answering system. It automatically picks up the patients’ calls and answers them politely, in a lovely friendly voice. Some advance systems have multilingual (multiple language) options such as French, English, Spanish and Chinese. This helps in tackling foreigners as patients.
  4. Medical answering system can also be set as patient reminding service. This automatically calls patients and informs them about their forthcoming appointments, any body tests to be carried out etc. Also, the health care provider can set his/her own messages according to their expertise and requirement.

Is medical staff incapable in front desk? Opt for Virtual Receptionist

May 9th, 2010

Humans are prone to make errors and many times, it is difficult to reverse the blunder made. Also, humans are often driven by apathy and emotions that make them less proficient and reliable as compared to machines i.e. computers. Also, computers can get the health care center 24/7 service that is accessible by patients all day. Virtual medical receptionist is such kind of system that helps health care providers in managing medical center in much efficient way than ever before.

Medical virtual receptionist literally means that the system used for medical office automation can do multiple tasking that human front office finds difficult to perform.  For instance, recruiting call center agent cannot make patient appointments, answering patients’ calls and reminding patients about their forthcoming appointments at a time without getting tired or frustrated! The breakthrough you require as an owner is going computerized. Specially designed software helps you in managing day-to-day tasks.

Virtual receptionist can communicate in different languages such as French, English (default), Spanish and Chinese. In this way, the patients with different mother tongue can be served better.  During events such as free medical camp wherein many patients’ calls are expected to come at a time, medical answering service plays crucial role. It can answer many calls at a time without getting the callers busy tone.

Online appointment scheduling is another unique feature virtual receptionist. Advanced system has feature of Google Calendar synchronization that sends the schedules on handheld devices such as iPhone, Blackberry and Smartphone through which, the health care provider can access and reschedule the plans according to his/her wish. Special online doctor appointment scheduler comes with prepaid option that allows patients to fix up their appointments by paying money in advance. This way, the chances of losing the revenue (because of no-show patients) can be reduced.

All the services provided by virtual receptionist are available 24/7 to the clinic. In this way, the patients can access the center anytime they want. All time availability can bring more patients to the health care center that in turn, generates more revenue. Making medical office automated is clearly a win-win situation for the patients and doctors (the owners of health care centers).

Multiple Tasking at Hospital? –Checkout Medical Answering System

May 1st, 2010

There is no one common way that you can manage your health care center. Managing medical center requires multiple tasking such as –answering patients’ calls, fixing up patient appointments, reminding patients about their diet and other important schedules (such as visit to a clinic or getting some tests done) etc. Medical answering system with special features helps you managing medical office that in turn, saves the human hours that you can utilize for bettering other services.

Medical answering system answers several calls coming from patients at a time and no busy tone is passed on. The system is very useful when the health care center is expected to have a flood of patients’ calls as in free medical camp. Specially developed medical answering system would also have unique features such as online appointment scheduler that fixes up patients’ appointments without any human interference. In addition, it can also synchronize schedules with Google Calendar and sends alert and reports to the physician on handheld devices such as iPhone, Smartphone and Blackberry. A two-way synchronization allows doctor to reschedule the appointments from handheld device and have the schedule change synced back to their online scheduler.

The system of online patient appointment scheduler can also be tailored that can call back patients informing them about their forthcoming visit to the clinic and also about the regimen advised by health care provider. Advanced patient reminder system would have multilingual options that can be set to different languages such as French, English, and Spanish etc, which in turn, helps in tackling foreign patients with better communication.

Online patient appointment scheduler is your most effective buisness tool to slash the chances of revenue loss that occur due to no-show patients. The scheduler may be tuned into the mode that allows patients paying for the consultation in advance (prepaid appointment scheduling system), which assures the presence of patients at system allotted time.

More and more medical practitioners now opt for automating their medical offices using online patient scheduler that can be used as patient reminder and medical answering system. This reduces the requirement of more staff and human errors. Furthermore, the system offers 24/7 service that makes the center accessible to patients any time they require.

Standardize Your Healthcare Center using Web Appointment Scheduler

April 25th, 2010

If you think of an automation of your medical office, you have to be careful before getting any of such system available on the market. Let us look at some important features that online patient appointment scheduler should have:-

  1. The most important thing you need in medical software is it should be HIPAA compliant that assures the security of patients’ information.
  2. Medical management system must have unique features that enables the system to work on multiple tasks such as it can be used as medical answering system and can also be switched on to patient reminder system as and when required.
  3. The system of medical answering should also have features such as setting for multilingual options wherein patients can interact in their own languages such as French, Chinese, and Spanish etc. Furthermore, the system can be tailored according to doctor’s expertise.
  4. Online appointment scheduler should be accessible anywhere, anytime. For this, the feature of Google Calendar Synchronization is very useful. It sets up patients’ appointments with calendar and sends it across handheld devices such as Blackberry, Smartphone and Iphone. A two-way synchronization enables the health care provider to reschedule or alter appointments.

The best feature of online appointment scheduler is prepaid appointment scheduling. The major factor that contributes to medical center’s revenue loss is a ‘no-show’ patient. The patients do not appear for the appointment provided on phone and that makes the clinic to suffer. Prepaid patient appointment scheduler is system by which the patients are to pay for the consultation, in advance. This ensures patients’ presence at the time allotted and lessens the chances of revenue loss.

Medical answering service can be used where high call volum from patients are expected. An event such as free medical camp requires robust system that can tackle many calls at a time, which is quite a difficult task for medical front office executives. Medical answering service can answer calls at a time without getting the caller a busy tone. This way, the accessibility of health care center is increased and expected footfalls to the center increase.

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