Whether it’s time for a yearly checkup or a routine monthly visit, send custom recare messages to individual patients or groups who meet designated criteria. Set the message content, choose a timeframe… we’ll take care of the rest.
DALLAS, TX, September 13, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Adtel International, Inc., developer of DoctorConnect.net patient engagement software, has announced they have formed a partnership with Health iPASS to bring a full suite of technology to automate numerous front and back office processes in medical practices.
“DoctorConnect.net is vital patient engagement software for medical and dental practices of every size and enterprise-level healthcare organizations wanting to use technology to achieve high-performance results. DoctorConnect has been on the market for almost ten years, being offered directly to end-user practices. We are honored to partner with Health iPASS,” said Catherine Sampels, Director of Sales at Adtel International. “The integration of our platforms will improve front and back office efficiency, revenue and patient experience. We are excited to offer our existing clients a way to automate patient payments with Health iPASS. Clients of Health iPASS can incorporate DoctorConnect to automate reminders, recalls, surveys, waitlist messaging, and online reputation management, along with online scheduling, 2-way texting, timeblock messaging and marketing features.”
According to Health iPASS Founder and CEO Rajesh Voddiraju, “We are proud and excited to announce our partnership with DoctorConnect. This mutually beneficial alliance will open new doors and increase the footprint of our patient communication and patient revenue cycle management solutions. I foresee significant growth and expansion opportunities for both organizations as a result of joining forces.”
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In just three days, you will gain specialty-specific information to implement new ideas and plan for the year ahead. This program is designed to satisfy a wide array of knowledge levels, and it includes topics that are critical for today’s ENT practices and our changing healthcare arena.
Getting patients in and out on time at a dental practice is key to the success of an office. The muscle behind the success of this method is proper appointment scheduling. Scheduling for a dental practice can be stressful with so many things going on in an office. By focusing on these seven appointment scheduling tips and automating your process, your dental practice will become a well-oiled scheduling machine.
1. Schedule in Proper Increments
Time is money, and this couldn’t be more important than in a dental office. Most dentists plan their schedule with 15-minute increments between patients. This is lost money that quickly adds up and could prevent a practitioner from retiring on-time, if at all.
We suggest shaving down your time between patients to 10-minutes. This may take some practice, but with automated software, your schedule will become more efficient and in the end, make you more money.
2. Keep Your Appointment Slots Filled
Don’t let patient cancellations or unfilled time slots become the bane of your office. Get yourself familiar with a waiting list management system. This type of software helps automatically fill empty slots in your schedule.
The software will send out dental appointment reminders via text to patients. Should one cancel, the text reminder app will then reach out to specific patients that could potentially fill this time slot, leaving you with zero money lost.
3. Schedule for the Present and the Future
Scheduling ahead is always in your best interest as a dentist. This is especially true when you begin to develop lasting relationships with your patients. Your schedule will quickly become filled for the time being, but that is okay. As long as you have daily scheduling goals in place you will always be able to focus on the now and if the methods you are practicing are effective.
4. Don’t Forget Hygiene Appointments
A dentist cannot rely on new patients and dental emergencies alone to survive in the industry. Hygiene appointments are detrimental to your business’ success. With programs like DoctorConnect, you can use appointment scheduling software to plan out distant appointments with hygiene patients before they leave your office.
5. Have Your Station Prepared
This may sound like a basic suggestion, but too many dentists have wasted their time by not having the station prepped for each patient. Aside from getting your scheduling down to perfection, work with your staff to come up with a great routine for prepping the station between patients. Automated scheduling will shave off lots of time for your office and allow this to become a reality.
6. Automate Your Appointment Scheduling
Appointment scheduling has never been easier than with the modern tech of software. Forget the phone calls and refer your patients to online appointment scheduling. By working with automation software, your dental business will make planning for dental care stress-free for both you and your patients. Appointment scheduling also reduces no shows, sends out patient appointment reminders and works excellent with text messages and email.
7. Always Schedule to Maximize Production
Maximizing production is the ultimate goal of a dental office. This can best be done by creating more time in a schedule for cosmetic procedures like dental implants or more advanced root canals. With programs that automate your schedule, you can easily separate the types of appointments on your plate and when they fit into your overall availability.
Keep Your Dental Practice On Schedule with DoctorConnect
Dental services in the United States rely on near-perfect scheduling of upcoming appointments. It isn’t easy to reach the goal of perfection without some help. Let DoctorConnect be the software that helps make your office as efficient as you need it to be. Contact us to find out how to schedule a demo for your office today.
Intelligent Appointment Reminders
Interfaces with your current EMR/PMS
Customizable by doctor / location / appointment type
Bi-Lingual – Supports English and Spanish
Send SMS, Voice and Text up to 3 intervals for each appointment
Bi-directional with push-backs to your EMR/PMS
Our Engagement Tools Include
Automated Follow-up Surveys
Automated Recall Messaging
Dedicated Support Team
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Patient privacy and doctor appointments go hand-in-hand. The healthcare industry takes every measure possible to ensure that a patient’s medical or personal information is safely stored and not spread around and into the wrong hands. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or, HIPAA, is healthcare’s main way of securing data privacy.
Recently, medical appointment reminders have become HIPAA approved. While this is a great step for healthcare providers using automated software, it is important that they understand these five tips for remaining in compliance while also providing the necessary information to those receiving the messages.
Why is HIPAA Important?
HIPAA was created to benefit customers and improve the health insurance system with the simplification of healthcare in general. There are four key reasons why HIPAA is important to patients. This law ensures:
- Security of Health Information,
- Privacy of Health Data,
- Medical Record Copies for Patients,
- Patient Notification of Data Breaches
Remaining in compliance is integral for a healthcare company. Taking a look at these five tips can help you cover the necessary bases when creating automated appointment reminders.
1. Take a Good Look at Your Notice of Privacy Practices
Your Notice of Privacy Practice is your key to properly sending out automated appointment reminders to patients. Make sure that your NPP is updated and gives your patients the chance to opt-in or out of SMS or email reminders. Ensure that your policy is clear and specifically states what your patients are opting-in on.
2. Keep Your Patients Held Accountable
3. Know What to Include and Leave Out of Your Appointment Reminders
When creating an appointment reminder, minimize the health information displayed. Use the name of the physician instead of what specialty the physician services. Do not include any information about the treatment plan or diagnosis of a patient in the reminder.
Remember that it is always possible for an unauthorized party to get ahold of this message. Therefore, if you would feel uncomfortable broadcasting the patient information on a talk show, don’t put it in your appointment reminder.
4. Contact Your HIPAA Compliance Officer
Should you still have concerns about how to remain HIPAA compliant, your healthcare practice should have a compliance officer on-hand. They will be able to guide you into the right direction for your automated reminder services.
5. Work with a HIPAA-Compliant Appointment Reminder Service
Choosing the right software provider for automated appointment reminders is important. Going with a HIPAA compliant provider like DoctorConnect is a great way to remain compliant while not having to worry too much about the specifics.
DoctorConnect Helps Your Healthcare Office Stay in Compliance with Appointment Reminders
If your physician’s office is ready to take the steps into automated services for appointment reminders, wait list services, and more, DoctorConnect is prepared to help you take control of your automated services. Contact us today to schedule your demo!
Keeping your office’s schedule full is important. Unfilled patient slots and patient cancelations are occurrences that cost your business money. While DoctorConnect knows that patients are your priority, we also understand that without a successful bottom line, you are unable to serve patients properly.
Find out five reasons how our wait list management system improves your office and keeps your location thriving.
1. Easily Fill Open Appointment Slots
With our wait list management software, you have the ability to improve your patient engagement tools and easily fill any open appointment slots. We know that unfilled appointment slots happen, and in the past, this meant scrambling to find an available patient to fill the spot. Before modern technology. this was a difficult task, but with DoctorConnect on your side, you can send a quick text message to your patients on a wait list.
The process is simple. Once the text is delivered to patients, the first one to reply claims the open spot. Patients who did not receive the spot get another text that notifies them of the spot being filled and that they will be contacted should another spot become available.
2. Changes Can Be Made Instantly
Wait list management allows you to make changes easily and makes communication between the front desk, physicians and patients seamless. When you work with DoctorConnect, you are instantly notified of all of the patient activity that affects your office. This gives you the opportunity to make any physical changes in the office that will best prepare you for the change in schedule. Where this would have left physician, offices stressed out in the past, with wait list management, offices can now easily focus on the important changes at hand.
3. All of Your Appointments Are In One Place
Instead of having to store patient appointments on several folders in your computer, wait list management software keeps all of your important information in one place. This makes any data you need readily accessible should you need to double-check when a patient is supposed to come in.
4. Reduce the Financial Pain of Patient No-Shows
As we mentioned earlier, patient no-shows present a huge financial burden for an office. By acquiring software that offers wait list management services, you are essentially reducing the risk of losing money because a patient didn’t feel like coming in. This software also helps to improve patient retention and recare.
5. Stay in Communication With Your Patients
Communication is key in the healthcare field. With DoctorConnect, you get to choose which patients to notify on a waiting list. Maybe you are only prepared for certain procedures on a certain day when an opening arises. With DoctorConnect wait list management, you can now be specific with who fills that opening when you need it.
DoctorConnect’s Wait List Management Keeps Your Appointments Filled
Don’t let another appointment slot go unfilled. Let the software from DoctorConnect help you keep your scheduling on track. Contact us today to find out more about the benefits of our software and how to schedule a demo.
DoctorConnect.net announces compatibility with Epic healthcare software
Carrollton, TX – Adtel International, Inc., developer of DoctorConnect.net patient engagement software, today announced they are now compatible with Epic healthcare software. As a contributor in the Epic App Orchard marketplace, this newly integrated application is now available to Epic’s growing network of healthcare providers.
“DoctorConnect.net is vital software for every small, medium and large medical practice and enterprise-level healthcare organization seeking to use technology to create high-performance results,” said Catherine Sampels, Director of Sales at Adtel International. “DoctorConnect has been on the market for almost ten years, being offered directly to end-user practices. Our team has worked diligently to meet the requirements to be compatible with Epic software and we are thrilled to be live in production in the App Orchard. We are grateful for the visibility the App Orchard provides, which will increase our opportunity to continue providing healthcare organizations a mature, stable software platform to automate reminders, recalls, surveys, waitlist, and online reputation management, along with online scheduling, 2-way texting, timeblock messaging and marketing features. DoctorConnect is a complete package for every aspect of patient engagement – from online marketing to attract them, online scheduling and reminders to get them in the door, surveys to assess and improve their experience, recalls to keep them coming back, and payment reminders to make paying fast and easy. It automates a lot of labor intensive processes.
To learn more about Adtel International’s new integrated application, please visit DoctorConnect’s page in the Epic App Orchard marketplace.
About AdTel International
AdTel International is a privately owned software development company based in Dallas, Texas. In business since 1992, we have chosen to employ all development, sales and support staff at our headquarters in Dallas to maintain quality assurance on delivering the highest quality software and superior, personalized customer support. DoctorConnect.net is communication technology used in healthcare practices of every specialty and size. By automating processes, it simplifies workflow which enhances operations to improve efficiency, reduce overhead and increase profitability.
DoctorConnect.net Partners With athenahealth
‘More Disruption Please’ program to optimize revenue, operational efficiency, marketing, and patient experience for healthcare organizations of all sizes.
DALLAS, TX, June 15, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Adtel International, Inc., developer of DoctorConnect.net patient engagement software, today announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through athenahealth’s ‘More Disruption Please’ (MDP) program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, this newly integrated application is now available to athenahealth’s growing network of 114,000 healthcare providers to increase revenue by reducing no-shows, filling openings with waitlist notifications and online scheduling, increasing patient retention with recalls, and growing the practice through expanded and improved online presence.
“DoctorConnect.net offers valuable software for small, medium and large medical practices and enterprise level healthcare organizations that improves profitability and efficiency,” said Catherine Sampels, Director of Sales at Adtel International. “We are honored and excited to be part of the MDP program. The relationship with athenahealth gives us the opportunity to continue providing healthcare organizations a mature, reliable software platform to automate reminders, recalls, surveys and online reputation management, along with online scheduling, 2-way texting, timeblock messaging and marketing features.”
We’ve all filled a patient satisfaction survey out at the doctor’s office. From answering questions about the ease of scheduling to the cleanliness of the facility, physicians want to know how satisfied you were with your service. Here are some examples of why patient satisfaction surveys are so important to a practice and how you can improve your surveys and results through automated software provided by DoctorConnect.
Why Are Patient Surveys So Important?
Patient satisfaction surveys are essentially a report card of how each patient’s experience was in your office. To put it simply, they matter because they are a direct correlation between patient retention and the financial success of an office.
1. They Serve as a Link Between Patient and Physician
Patient satisfaction surveys let an office know first-hand what the patient experienced throughout their visit. Sometimes a patient may not feel comfortable letting a physician know about something wrong first-hand. A patient satisfaction survey serves as a simple, direct link between a patient and physician that helps improve the overall quality of an office.
Also, studies have shown that when there is this line of direct communication between a patient and physician the likelihood of malpractice claims or suits reduces as satisfaction rises. So, keeping an open communication space is important to retaining trust and ultimately, your security.
2. Patient Satisfaction Surveys Serve as a Quality Improvement Tool
Although these surveys may seem like basic formalities, the questions that you decide to place on them can help you improve your office when viewing them as quality improvement tools.
For example, if you noticed that appointment scheduling was difficult, you would instantly be able to meet with your staff and find out how to improve the issue.
Satisfaction surveys let your staff know where the office stands in your patient’s eyes and simply knowing where to work harder should be the first steps taken to improve patient engagement as a whole.
3. They Improve Patient Retention
Patient retention is the ultimate goal of a physician. Patient acquisition is hard work, so keeping patients satisfied and returning through your doors based on their loyalty to your practice is important. Retention ultimately affects your bottom line through reimbursements, guaranteed co-pays, and new patients based on word of mouth.
Improving Your Patient Satisfaction Survey Results with Automation
Once you have determined what you need to fix, you get right down to it. The easiest way to solve typical issues that arise on a survey can be done through automated software that helps control your office behind the front desk. Working with automated software allows you to take control of where you need to improve.
DoctorConnect’s software is perfect for aiding offices with:
- Patient scheduling,
- Patient engagement,
- Appointment reminders,
- Patient satisfaction surveys,
- Wait-List management, and more.
DoctorConnect’s Software Helps You Focus on What Matters
If you are ready to step up to the plate and improve your office’s satisfaction surveys, DoctorConnect is ready to lend a helping hand. Contact us today to schedule a demo of our software and find out exactly how our product can better your practice.