High patient no-show rates have a negative impact across the healthcare network. They damage provider revenue, and they prevent patients from receiving optimal care – a serious lose-lose.
A central cause of no-shows is patients lacking a convenient and easy way to communicate with providers. Many providers still force patients to pick up the phone, or wrestle with clunky portals. They fail to meet them in a digital medium that is easy, convenient, and multilingual. When providers improve their overall patient communication, no-show rates reliably fall.
How can providers implement the right strategies to reduce no-show rates? And what results can they expect? Read our guide to find out.
By making it easy for patients to schedule and confirm appointments, the WELL™ platform is helping providers across the US increase bookings and confirmations – upping slot utilization and bolstering the bottom line. Regardless of age, income or geography, patients are universally responsive to a two-way texting system.
Once the WELL communication platform is integrated, providers can meet patients where they want to be, in their preferred modality. When patients can easily book or confirm appointments, more slots get filled, and revenue is boosted.
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The volume of patients trying to reach their providers and understand their symptoms has increased exponentially during the COVID-19 outbreak. Download our free Symptom Checker Playbook for examples of automated messages you can use to redirect patient inquiries to a symptom checker. This reduces the burden on your staff and provides trusted guidance to your patients.
WELL and Wolters Kluwer have partnered to embed EmmiEngage® interactive multimedia programs and UpToDate® Patient Education into the WELL platform to help people make informed decisions related to the coronavirus. The partnership between WELL and Wolters Kluwer also positions health systems for a post COVID-19 environment, where additional educational content can be delivered through WELL to improve care activation and nurse efficiency and reduce readmissions. EmmiEngage and UpToDate Patient Education content on COVID-19 is being made available for free to all WELL customers and has been pre-programmed as both Automations and Quick Responses that can be activated in the Enterprise Automations menu.
Download this free COVID-19 Educational Content Playbook for recommended triage workflows to digitize patient education.
San Ysidro Health, an FQHC serving patients throughout San Diego County, deployed the WELL Health Rapid Release Program in April 2020 to deliver essential COVID-19 related patient communication and coordinate telehealth and in-person visits. In the first 60 days after implementing WELL, San Ysidro Health sent out 226,546 messages to its patients.
“Many of our patients are using their cell phones as a lifeline during this pandemic. WELL allows us to reach our patients with essential information about COVID-19 and how to access testing and care through San Ysidro Health.” — Kevin Mattson President and CEO, San Ysidro Health
WELL helped Houston Methodist coordinate a surge in virtual care visits during the coronavirus pandemic, amounting to 50 times more virtual visits than prior to the pandemic. For in-person appointments, WELL enabled the health system to create a virtual waiting room for touchless patient intake for over 30 different outpatient clinics.
“The ability to communicate back and forth, assuring patients that we are here for them both virtually and in-person is crucial as we continue to safely provide care in the midst of this pandemic,” said Tesha Montgomery, vice president of operations and patient access at Houston Methodist.
CMHS sought out a communication platform with the addressing the high no-show rate and the flexibility to handle each location’s unique needs while addressing the high no-show rate and the ability to reach patients quickly in the event of an emergency. Their ideal solution was WELL.
“What surprised me the most is that there were no surprises, it just happened naturally.” — Lori Hooks, Director of Quality and Practice Systems Community Memorial Health System