Patient attribution is the practice of treating patients holistically for a higher standard of care. It means that as a physician, you are responsible for coordinating your patient’s total care, even if you’re not the one providing all aspects of that care yourself.
Through a network of providers, you can ensure that your patients get the referrals they need, and you’ll have access to the data required to reach diagnoses and establish effective treatment plans.
Equipping your medical practice with technology plays an important role in patient attribution. You can implement the following tools that help your office to communicate effectively with patients and make it easier to treat them the way they deserve:
● Advanced Self-Scheduling
● Appointment Reminders
● Automated Waitlists
● Mobile Patient Intake
● Consent Forms
● Screenings and Assessments
● Patient Communication
● Referral Management
Implementing any one of these is a great start, but implementing an entire suite of solutions to solve your most critical pain points is even more important.
Instead of putting the strain on your office staff to answer phone calls all day long and making your patients wait on the phone for the next available person, let your patients schedule their appointments themselves.
They can pick from a range of times that work best for them and you can configure the system to only display times when you are available to meet with them regarding their specific health care needs.
Reduce cancellations and no-shows, in turn increasing revenue, by setting up automated appointment reminders. No one in your office has to make a phone call, and your patients receive reminders in a convenient way that works for them, via email, phone, or text.
Automated Waitlists and Mobile Patient Intake
You can also free your office staff up to handle more urgent matters than checking patients in for their appointments and figuring out where they fit into the waitlist. Implement mobile patient intakes so your patients can sign in and be added to the queue automatically.
Consent Forms, Screenings, and Assessments
Allowing your patients to fill out consent forms, medical history, screenings, and assessments online gives them the freedom to do it from their own home or whenever it’s convenient for them. No more filling out forms in the waiting room. No wasted staff time manually entering the information or trying to decipher illegible scrawls. Everything is stored in a secure system for reference later or for sending to another medical professional as referrals are needed for specialized care.
Enabling patient communication allows your patients to keep in contact with you about non-urgent medical matters. Provide high quality care without requiring an office visit. Your patients will be more satisfied with their level of care if they have access to it when they need it, even outside of office hours.
When your patients need services you don’t provide, a referral management system allows you to send referrals and transfer the necessary medical records instantly and securely so patients experience continuity of treatment at the highest level possible.
Your patients deserve the best. With technology solutions for a modern medical practice, you can send personalized invitations to care and track the results. Improve likelihood of attendance, offer actionable reminders, and treat every patient holistically for better care outcomes.
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