In today’s healthcare environment, efficient patient communication and scheduling are of vital importance. In a nutshell, having a strategic, streamlined scheduling system in place is key to reducing no-show rates, improving patient satisfaction, and keeping providers’ schedules full.
The holidays are closing in, which means many medical practices will be closing to enjoy time with their families and to celebrate the reason for the season: the gift of life.
Topics: reminder messages
Dev Ops Engineer/System Administration
Headquarters: Austin, TX
Now you can send customized one-off messages to some or all of patients in your schedule. This has been our most highly-requested feature for the past few months, so we’re very happy to announce that it’s launched!
Medical practices receive an incentive through a Medicare incentive program for adopting and successfully demonstrating meaningful use (MU) of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). In addition, they face payment penalties beginning in 2015, if they haven’t begun implementing the program. They have known about this requirement since at least 2010 when stage 1 of this three-stage program was rolled out. Yet, according to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), as of July 2014, less than 1,000 eligible providers (EPs) had successfully attested to stage 2.
Is that your phone buzzing? If you’re regularly using text messaging, you’re among 72% of American adults who prefer this method of communication. Is your healthcare practice taking advantage?