In an increasingly digital world, easy access has become synonymous with online access. Although most patients still pick up the phone to appoint, 81% of consumers want to book appointments online. When patients do self-schedule, 40% of those appointments are made outside of standard office hours. On-demand scheduling prompts consumers at their moment of decision to choose you over a less convenient competitor.
While online scheduling significantly broadens the array of access points to your health system, it’s more than just appointing. Email and text reminders reduce no-shows by as much as 25% and tools to stay in touch after the encounter improve patient retention. Plus, a unified referral management scheduling platform saves time, money, and stress – and helps reduce leakage.
Capture new patients wherever and whenever they search with real-time access to appointments in search results and elsewhere.
Promote your providers on one another’s pages to help fill appointments across the network.
Provide a unified scheduling solution across all providers and physician offices, including to help keep your patients in-network via seamless referrals.
Reduce no-shows and increase engagement with automatic post-scheduling confirmations and reminders.
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