Doctor Appointment Scheduling

Written by Elizabeth Rose
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Doctor appointment scheduling can help you keep a busy practice healthy (not to mention wealthy and wise). Even for a small practice, moving up to a computerized system that really does it all makes sense. Many doctor's offices are using some form of computerized scheduling, but in these days of high(er) tech, even a simple computerized calendar is considered "stone age."

Doctor Appointment Scheduling Software Reduces Stress

Most doctors want to help people. But even with a good, well-trained staff, a practitioner can spend a lot more time on paperwork than he or she would like. Insurance billing has only become more complicated and difficult. And sometimes, after a busy day, you just want to go home.

With computerized doctor appointment scheduling, you have a lot more options. You can set appointments and coordinate patient records, payment and insurance information (and even take care of follow-up) with a few keystrokes. Treatments, doctors and rooms can be indicated with different colors, telling you at a glance who's where. You can even flag rooms for cleaning or equipment changes and notify your staff by e-mail of additions to their schedules. Patients can even request or set appointments at their convenience.

With networked systems and Internet-based doctor appointment scheduling software, practitioners can even check their schedules, add notes and even deal with that darn paperwork from wherever they are. If you can make working convenient, there's more of a chance that the work will get done. That's one step closer to wellness for everybody.


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