Mayo Clinic ED: Automating Patient Triage

Jul 13, 2020 9:32:02 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Waiting room, Healthcare news, Digital medical, patient communication

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The Mayo Clinic has recently partnered with Diagnostic Robotics to automate patient triage in the Emergency Department. This technology could significantly reduce the time and related costs of triage. This is especially important as COVID-19 numbers fluctuate and medical staff are seeking to support patients’ health.

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10 Marks of a Healthy Waiting Room

Jul 5, 2020 10:20:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Wait time app, Waiting room, Patient app, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Apps for doctor visits, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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For some people, waiting is the worst part of going to the doctor’s office. In fact, 97% of patients are frustrated with wait times. There are many things that you can do to make your waiting room less stressful. Surveys indicate that some key elements to offset this stress and anxiety is giving patients estimated wait times, amenities like free WIFI and even personal apologies for extended waiting. These solutions benefit patients and staff.

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Is Telehealth Here to Stay?

Jun 1, 2020 1:33:39 PM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Wait time app, Telehealth, Healthcare news, Healthcare app, Digital medical, Telemedicine

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Every medical practice in the United States has been impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. As America reopens and patient confidence returns, there are some indicators of what the future holds for providers and clinicians. These indicators are on display as some states have opened public buildings and facilities faster than others. While the healthcare landscape varies widely—depending on whether it is privatized, individual state or facility decisions and more—the shift back to “normal” may not be straightforward or even immanent.

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Protect Your Patients: Remote Check In

May 26, 2020 11:49:31 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Waiting room, Patient app, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Apps for doctor visits, COVID19

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DocClocker has just released an ALL NEW feature. Remote check in is now available for your practice! 

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Plug In: Digital Tools for Patients

May 19, 2020 9:11:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Patient app, Digital healthcare, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Medical app, Apps for doctor visits, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Healthcare trends

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From Smart watches to insulin pumps, patients are more equipped than ever with digital tools to manage our health. But, does it matter? Even with this prevalence of available digital healthcare resources, medical providers may lack the ability to react well to the influx of data. Tracking your heart rate during spin class may feel healthy and good, but what if large-scale data changes medical researchers’ understanding of average or recommended heart rate numbers entirely? There are many stones left unturned, which leaves some experts wondering: are digital healthcare tools useful yet?

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mHealth: Medical Care on Your Smartphone

May 16, 2020 9:07:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Patient app, Telehealth, Healthcare app, Medical app, Apps for doctor visits, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Telemedicine, patient communication, Healthcare trends

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Mobile health is so mainstream that most of us don’t even question checking our heart rate or logging a meal on our smartphones. MHealth has streamlined so many of our self-care routines and has worked its way into our framework of medical self-care. But is the crossover making its way into official medical treatment? 

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Reopening America: Invite Your Patients Back

May 10, 2020 8:36:32 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Medical health, Medical app, doctor patient relationship, patient communication, COVID19, coronavirus

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Go Here to get a FREE Guide and FREE COVID-19 Medical Practice Checklist to help you take all of the steps you need to invite your patients back to their regular appointments.

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Doctor Locator Apps

May 7, 2020 2:16:00 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Patient app, Digital healthcare, Telehealth, Healthcare news, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Medical app, Apps for doctor visits, Digital medical, Telemedicine

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Whether you are on vacation and your baby is burning up with a fever or you injure yourself and need acute care, being able to locate a doctor quickly is important. Doctor locator apps are increasingly popular and give you access to a wide network of map-based medical facilities. With most of these applications, you can quickly discover:

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Tampa, Florida Medical Centers Using Wait Time App

May 1, 2020 2:09:00 PM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Wait time app, Waiting room, Patient app, Digital healthcare, Telehealth, Healthcare news, Healthcare app, Medical app, Apps for doctor visits, Telemedicine, doctor patient relationship, patient communication, Healthcare trends

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If you live in or around Tampa, Florida, there is some good news. Medical centers in your area are using a wait time app that offers a variety of digital resources. Patients can now access a huge network of medical facilities in Tampa using DocClocker. This app was developed with several key features. Practices and hospitals in Tampa that use this app include:

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Symptom Checkers: Could These Apps Perform Triage?

Apr 26, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Waiting room, Patient app, Digital healthcare, Telehealth, Healthcare news, Medical health, Doctor app, Medical app, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Telemedicine, doctor patient relationship, patient communication, Healthcare trends

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Put in, “I feel pain in my right side” and you may accidentally rush to the hospital for an appendectomy. But put in, “achy eye discomfort with swelling and blurred vision” and you may rightly seek first aid for a corneal scratch. Symptom checker apps are readily available and easy to use. But are they a good idea? They have been proposed for use in emergency rooms (to reduce wait time) and condemned as providing red herrings for hypochondriacs. 

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