Are you looking for a quick, easy way to streamline your workflow, make patient visits more productive and help your practice run more smoothly? If so, you should consider giving patients the option of virtual office visits.
What is a Virtual Office Visit?
A virtual office visit is just what it sounds like: a patient visit that takes place via email or a secure, web-based portal. It offers patients a way to consult with their healthcare provider for non-emergency or routine conditions, saving both the paitent and physician valuable time. While the patient generally pays out-of-pocket for these visits, several insurance companies are beginning to reimburse for service.
Here’s how it works: a patient logs on to your website and is transferred to a secure portal that’s designated for virtual visits. There, the patient enters information regarding allergies, medications and payment information and voila, they’re finished.
The physician is alerted via email that a patient has initiated a virtual visit. After accessing the portal, the healthcare provider reviews the patient’s information and any attached files and can either offer advice via email or chat session, or request an in-office visit. The physician can also prescribe medications and send those prescriptions directly to the pharmacy electronically.
That’s all there is to it. Virtual office visits are a great way to save time, cut overhead costs and increase intraoffice efficiency. For more information on implementing virtual office visits in your practice, visit DocIn Touch (https://fcnintouch.com/), Medem (http://healthcare.intuit.com/portal/), or Relay Health (https://www.relayhealth.com).