Are your patients tired of arriving early for medical appointments? Do they spend half an hour filling out forms about their history? These factors can lead to missed appointments and lower revenue. Digital patient intake forms offer an ideal solution because they improve patients’ visits.
Here are five ways digital forms can help confirm appointments and improve attendance.
When patients book visits online, they can choose the best date and time. This results in:
When patients complete their forms online, they become more involved in their care and will keep the appointment.
Using digital patient intake forms makes booking visits easier for the patient because:
A busy waiting room is stressful for providers and patients. It can lead to patients skipping their appointments. Digital patient intake forms reduce the time patients spend waiting by:
For many patients, attending an in-person doctor’s visit is worrying. Using digital forms provides a better patient experience because:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth and other types of virtual visits became common. Digital patient intake forms boost the use of telehealth by:
These factors all help to increase income and profits for the provider. Meanwhile, the patients have a better experience.
When you provide digital forms for patients, you enable them to be better organized. You’re also helping them get used to using computers. You have to do less work, and your record-keeping gets better. Your office benefits from getting the info faster and easier.
A form used by doctors to collect patient information and medical history before the visit. The patient fills in the form and sends it online. This avoids the need for a paper version.
The office staff sends patients the digital forms they need for their appointment type. They follow this up with a message that they sent the forms. The patient clicks on the link they get and completes the forms. They send the forms back to the secure, HIPAA-compliant Mend portal for the staff to review. The information then gets input into the patient’s electronic health record.
Out of one million Mend digital patient intake forms filled in, 68% came back in an hour. Seventy-five percent came back in one day. In total, 86% of all forms sent out during 2021 came back. Most organizations see between 82% and 100% of digital forms get filled in.
Discover how Mend’s digital intake solutions can help your patients. Find out how they can fill in their forms on any device. Talk to us about how to reduce the time and effort your staff spends. Learn how you can improve your patients' attendance at appointments.