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Online patient appointment scheduling – the best out of the bests

April 11th, 2010

The clinic without good medical care is like a barber without blade! We all understand that for any health care center, quality of medical service is supreme. The patients want good medical care and that come with efficient staff that is never tiring and serving 24/7! Online appointment scheduler is a breakthrough that overcomes human errors and laziness that otherwise can affect the reputation of health care center and probably may also contribute in loss of revenue. If you are a health care provider and think about automating your office, the first thing that comes in the list is getting the system that works as medical virtual assistant.

The health of human body is unpredicted and it can fall sick anytime without alarming the victim. In this case, the access to medical center is very essential. The health care centers with a good 24/7 service win the race and you should join it without having second thought!

A web-based patient appointment scheduling system is a cost effective, safe and best way to cut down the amount of time human front desks spend doing the conventional jobs. Such system typically schedules the patients’ appointments and sends you the message or notification on handheld devices such as iPhone, Blackberry and Smartphone. Thanks to its unique feature of synchronizing patient appointments with Google Calendar,no matter where have you traveled, you can always be in touch with your center and can alter or reschedule the appointments.

Also, online appointment scheduler can be used as prepaid appointment fixing system that not only generates good revenue but can tackle no-show patient issue. Furthermore, the system can be tailored according to your expertise and can be used as medical answering system. No matter how many patients call your center at a time, they won’t get boring busy tone but would be answered and responded in friendly voice.

You can also maintain your relationship with patients by reminding them about their diet. Online patient reminder service calls patients and inform them about regimens suggested by you. Also, you can schedule your system to call them automatically and inform them about their forthcoming appointments and visits to the clinic.

Online Appointment Scheduler Can Lessen the Burden of Doctors

February 9th, 2010

There are doctors for the patients suffering from various health diseases but then what about doctors? Doctors too are human beings and are often so stressed out in life! Their medical practice no doubt major source of the stress.

The survey says the medical professionals who own health care centers, frequently get frustrated due to apathies by staff in tackling patients or by trivial things such as arranging (or re-arranging) their appointments. Furthermore, doctor’s office cannot look after every patient’s reminder and regimens. On the other hand, medical front desk receptionist may fail milti-tasking and may have to bear words from the doctors.

To overcoming all above mentioned issues, the technology brings us the best way to manage medical services. Office automation using virtual receptionist that can literally multi-tasking is currently in boom! Specially designed medical office virtual assistant can serve as front desk receptionist as well patient reminder service –making daily automated call to patient reminding them about their forthcoming appointments or visits to health centers. Also, the system comes with multilingual option (English, French, and Spanish etc) for better communication with patients whose native language is not English.

This all-in-one virtual receptionist can be further utilized as online appointment scheduler. Also, prepaid appointment system can save a financial loss due to no-show patient issues. Online appointment scheduler can synchronize appointments with Google Calendar and send to handheld devices such as iPhone and Blackberry. This makes it a must-have for medical professionals who travel or away from office frequently. A scheduler that synchronize with Google allows them to manage their patient appointment without access to computer.

An all-in-one virtual receptionist should be the best helper that is capable of finally relieve the burden of doctors as they can rely on the system that never gets tired even after working for 24/7. Virtual receptionist comes with lovely voice that is clearly audible. No matter how many patients call at a time, no one of them would get busy boring tones that otherwise annoy them. As such a virtual receptionist is connected to doctor’s office via different type of call forwarding, it take over a business call while the office line os busy, no-answer, etc, this wonderful system proves itself as a backup receptionist in a true sense

Doctor Appointment Scheduler for Under-Staffed Medical Clinics

January 9th, 2010

It is a modern world and even the most relaxed of the doctors are very busy. So, there is a need of service automation, something that can help and assist the doctors and their staff. And since the internet is the only thing that reaches out to the maximum of the population, going for an online appointment scheduler is a very good and profitable option.

If you are looking for an online scheduler as part of automation solution for your practice, you should check out a new product that has just been available on market; An online doctor appointment scheduler that is connected to automated virtual receptionist. The scheculer will not only allow patient access online for appointment booking, it will also acts as your frontdesk receptionist that handles business calls.

A virtual receptionist is designed with a sweet, convincing voice that can take phone call from patients, talk to them in natural language, set appointments according to a convenient time for both you and the patient, and also transfer the emergency calls to your self-programmed number. Neither you nor your staff needs to worry about the patient appointment reminder calls. The virtual receptionist can handle that as well. Again, she is capable of using that friendly, convincing language to remind your patients about their appointments.

Clearly, such an all-in-one scheduler-virtual receptionist will relieve a great deal of your office staff work load. Making it possible for your staff to focus their efforts on your patients and on improved medical billing.

What about your patient? you wonder if they prefer to speak to your staff than a virtual receptionist? Yes they do. that is if your staff is available. If they are not, as often is the case in real life, they rather speak to a virtual receptionist who can help them ASAP than being put on hold or sent to voicemail.

An all-in-one scheduler-receptionist is easily accessible to you through your Iphone, Blackberry or Smart-phone. In addition, it synchronized with your Google calendar to make work easier for you, enable you to manage it whenever and wherever you need to.

Online Doctor Appointment Scheduler –A Layperson’s Guide

December 16th, 2009

Online patient appointment scheduler is software that fixes up patients’ appointments with health care provider by patient self-service. Other than patient login to doctor’s scheduler to book appointment, they can also make call to the system and ask for appointments, the system, in the voice of an virtual receptionist,  automatically arranges the schedule without bothering medical staff at counter. A top class online appointment scheduler usually has multiple funxtions.  For instance, it can be used as front desk standby receptionist that pickup a business call when doctor’s staff is too busy.

Such virtual assistant or virtual receptionist can speak to your patients in a very professional way. Also, health care providers can also use them as patient reminder software. i.e. the calls can be made to patients from the automated system about their forthcoming appointments or any schedule with health care center.  Automated reminder call has been proven effiective in slash patient no-shows and increase practice revenu.

More and more health care providers are now opting for automated office that has online patient appointment scheduler for better medical management. 24/7 customer service support makes the clinic more accessible and famous among other competitors. Another benefit of getting office automated with online patient appointment planner is it can synchronize the schedules with Google calendar, which make your schedule accessible on handheld devices such as Blackberry, SmartPhone and iPhone. For health care providers who travel frequently, this system has proved itself as perfect tool for manage your schedule away from office and computer.

Other benefits that come with patient reminder system include customization. A doctor can tailor the system as per his or her medical specialty. Also, the system comes with multilingual options such as French, English, and Spanish for better communication with foreign patients.

All-in-one online scheduler with automated virtual receptionist

December 16th, 2009

Medical practice has witnesse advancement in medical technologies and that has brought much useful software, systems and office automation that can smoothen the medical practice routine and generate more revenues.

All-in-one online scheduler with virtual receptionist is one of the most sought-after systems that help health care providers to run their clinic or health care center with efficiency. The system makes reminder calls to the patients automatically. It informs patients about their forthcoming appointments, regimens and simple follow-ups. The system can also be used as online patient self service appointment scheduler. Top class of such systems can, in addition, function as your front-desk virtual medical receptionists.

The benefits that come from such a all-in-one system are many. This is 24/7 customer service support that helps patients to access the health care centers at any time they want. In addition,  The automated system is capable of multiple calls at the same time thus will never put your patient on-hold. The reminer system can be set into other international languages such as Spanish, Chinese and French. Which will sure please your non-English speaking patients.

If you are one of those doctors who frequently away from your office and  need to view and reschedule patients appointments, you are now find a online patient appointment scheduler that synchronizes with Google Calendar. With is feature, your appointments will be accessible on handheld devices such as iPhone, Smartphone and Blackberry.

In today’s world of cutthroat competition, every bit of advantages you gain from automation will help you get ahead of your game.  It is worth your efforts to find a great all-in-one system that is both your online scheduler and virtual receptionist, the type with a lot of nice features that help you run the most efficient, friendly medical practice.

Online scheduler –an automated system for patient appointments

November 10th, 2009

Have you ever wonder how to tackle hundreds of patients’ call at a time without recruiting dozens of front office receptionists? The condition that may make things more thinkable is none of those calls should come busy i.e. the patients should never get a busy-tone! Well, all this is possible with a single wise step –installing an online scheduler, an automated system for fixing patients’ appointments.

Online patient scheduler is a system that fixes appointments that the patient books. Advanced version of online patient scheduler also synchronizes the data with Google Calendar that can be directly viewed on handheld devices such as iPhone, SmartPhone and BlackBerry. This has been proven to be very helpful for the health care providers who are away from their centers but still want to keep an eye on their schedules. No matter whether the task is to be performed during or after the office hours -as all this comes with a 24/7 service!

The best part of online appointment scheduler system is it can perform multiple tasks that even a virtual human receptionist cannot. Apart from fixing the schedules, the system can be fed with tailored answers and can be played as and when required. In this way, it turns an answering machine with a sweet voice that a caller would love to hear. In addition, the software can also perform the tasks of patient reminding by making calls automatically. Patient reminder service can call the patients and remind them about their forthcoming appointments with doctors or a formal visit to the health care center. The system can also be rescheduled to make important follow ups. Its multi-language options (such as Spanish, English, and French etc) make it easy for the doctors to tackle customers who are foreigners.

There are many firms and companies that provide the system free of cost –i.e. no installation charges. The system that can work as online scheduler, answering machine and patients’ follow ups can boost the sales and betters the revenue. An ideal for health care centers, online appointment scheduler is a no-nonsense way to tackle patients without having any hassles. The software is designed in a user friendly way that is quite easy to operate and it does not require any hi-fi configuration at office system.

My Experiments with Online Scheduler

November 4th, 2009

I am a health care provider and know what difficulties we, the doctors, face running our medical clinics! The things may sound easier before they come right in front of you! This is the truth and will remain unless you upgrade your entire setup i.e. automating the office. The automation comes in many ways but one of the most important among all is office automation using online scheduler that helps tackling patients’ flow.

I was invited by my doctor friend who had just installed virtual receptionist i.e. a system that works on a multiple tasks like automated patient reminding, answering patients’ calls and fixing online appointments. I was bit surprised when he said that this is possible and you do not need to pay anything for installing as the installation for online scheduler cum patient reminder service is absolutely free. Furthermore, this 24/7 medical office automated assistant is designed to be HIPPA compliant that come with strict security and privacy protections.

I understood that appointment reminder cum answering system comes with a lot of benefits that is much required for a smooth medical management. Right from appointment reminder to making medical follow up calls to the patients after doctor’s appointment and fixing up appointments online to answering patients’ calls; everything is possible by installing medical software that works as virtual medical assistant.

Unlike human medical assistant, sitting as front office executive, the online scheduler system does not keep your potential customers busy on the call whenever they dial the health care center. The best benefit among all for automated patient reminder service is it works round the clock without any interruption and hence, the customers can contact the health center anytime they want. In this way, the clinic or the center is accessible all the day and this, in turn, may increase the sales and revenue. The good thing is even during after-hours; answering machine takes care of all the calls come.

In this world of cutthroat competition, when the growth is dependent on the availability, quality of service and hospitality, installing medical management software will certainly prove as a wise step.

Virtual Medical Answering Service – Pay per Call or Flat Fee ?

April 18th, 2009

When it comes to medical answering there are many services out there to choose from. But what narrows your search is the ability to stay out of long-term contracts, and be in charge of how you would like to be invoiced. It is important to know what is available before you jump into a service package with a vendor. Once again do your homework, shop around (Search google using on “medical answering” and you will find everything on the Internet), and ask copious amounts of questions of the vendor.

The first question you should ask yourself when choosing medical answering service is what you intend to use it for? Will it be mainly used as a back up or will it be your main front desk receptionist for answering the phone? Are you intending to use it as an after hours appointment scheduler , or will it be used for callbacks and reminders or other functions? This then brings into question how feature rich do you want your package to be?

The more features you purchase the better your overall price will be relative to a basic package with limited options. This will also mean you could probably negotiate for more flexibility when it comes to invoicing. Do not be afraid to ask for what you want in a package, technical support, and billing options. If you shop around and get competitive pricing perhaps you can use those prices to leverage a better deal from your medical answering vendor of choice.

Although purchasing an online virtual medical answering service may not be the largest expenditure your business will ever make but it could well be the most important one. This means you should not jump at the first service that impresses you. Watch the demonstrations and take advantage of the free trial offers, which are generally for 30 days each. DO NOT be afraid to say no if you are not satisfied after the trial ends. Make a call and try a different package.

Pay per call medical answering packages are probably a wise choice for after hours use because the number of after hour calls will in all likelihood be fewer than what you will receive during regular office hours. You can purchase a package with numerous features sufficient for after hours use and pay [depending on the vendor] $50.00 per month. This will include 50 calls, and if you average ten after hours calls a day for 20 days @ $1.00 per call, that’s $150.00 per month extra for paid calls with an excellent medical answering service package.

Flat fee monthly pricing is more cost effective if you are going to be using your virtual medical answering service more often throughout the regular workday. Regular hours use could include back up phone duties, reminder calls, sick days or vacation leave. Perhaps you would like to transfer one of your employees permanently to other more important office tasks, let the virtual answering service be your new office workhorse. An all-inclusive monthly flat fee on a premium package works for these scenarios.

Whatever your reasons for using your new virtual medical answering service, calculate the number of phone calls on average during the time you will be using the service the most and which options you are likely to use more frequently, and base your choice on these factors.

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