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Why the Healthcare Industry Loves Patient Self Scheduling

on July 7, 2023 | By The InteliChart Team

This post was first published April 2022 & updated June 2023 Healthcare consumers have options when it comes to choosing a provider, and they're not afraid to switch to another practice if their expectations are not met. In fact, about 7 in 10 (69 percent) consumers said they would switch healthcare providers for a better experience. As such, more and more healthcare practices are offering patient self-scheduling tools to provide modern healthcare consumers and patients with the convenience and flexibility they are looking for—and discovering operational efficiencies in the process. Learn about patient self-scheduling and why it's essential in healthcare today.

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7 Benefits of a Digital Patient Intake Process

on June 28, 2023 | By The InteliChart Team

The patient intake process can be quite cumbersome and can cause headaches for your already-strained ancillary medical staff and patients. Paper forms are slow, prone to error, and simply outdated. These days, it seems like nearly everything is going digital—why shouldn’t your patient intake process follow suit? Plus, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing your patients want to do is sit in a waiting room filling out paperwork with a pen and clipboard that could be covered in germs. Fortunately, digitizing your patient intake process can help mitigate many of these challenges while offering several additional benefits for patients, practices, and providers. Let’s talk about why it's time to digitize your patient intake process.

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A Guide to the Top 10 Patient Portal Features

on June 22, 2023 | By The InteliChart Team

Originally posted in May, 2020 under the title, Benefits of Patient Portals and 5 Key Features. Updated June, 2023. Each year, an increasing number of healthcare providers recognize the benefits that come with patient portal adoption. A recent survey found that 72 percent of patients had access to a patient portal, up 64 percent from just a few years ago in 2016—and that momentum isn't likely to slow down anytime soon.

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Patient Appointment Scheduling Improves Engagement and Outcomes

Patient Appointment Scheduling Improves Engagement & Outcomes

on June 2, 2023 | By The InteliChart Team

Originally posted November 2022, updated June 2023. Patient self-scheduling is becoming more of the norm in healthcare, with more and more healthcare providers embracing it for their practices. According to a recent survey, 8 in 10 healthcare consumers said setting up appointments online would make scheduling much easier. And 79% said they want to use patient scheduling software tools to book and manage their healthcare appointments online.

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5 Trends for Telehealth in 2023 and Beyond

on November 21, 2022 | By The InteliChart Team

Telehealth has gained significant momentum in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic served as a catalyst for virtual care, causing a significant uptick in adoption. Usage skyrocketed throughout 2020 and well into 2021, with more and more patients exploring telehealth as an alternative to in-person care.

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Using Smartphones to Maximize Community-Based Healthcare

on November 15, 2022 | By The InteliChart Team

Community health centers (CHCs) served more than 30 million people in the U.S. in 2021, offering quality, accessible, and affordable care for the nation’s most vulnerable patients. Many CHC patients are impacted by one or more of the social determinants of health (SDOH), which have a significant impact on health outcomes and behaviors.

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