2) Patient Awareness
The most important predictor of the success of any telemedicine program is patient awareness. The “if you build it, they will come” approach is rarely successful. Fortunately, the key to building awareness is pretty simple, consistently talk to your patients about Medici and its benefits.
Best Practices for Building Patient Awareness
Successful practices take the following opportunities to mention Medici:
- During the exam, providers should take the opportunity to talk with patients about Medici while they are in the exam room. For example, if a follow-up encounter is needed, that’s the perfect time to introduce the option of following up via Medici. The provider is usually the most trusted member of the practice, so they are in a unique position to make the patient feel comfortable with the approach.
- Office staff who check patients out and schedule the next visit should be familiar with the clinical applications of telemedicine and discuss the downloading of the app when appropriate.
- When patients call to schedule an appointment, staff members should make sure the patient knows that Medici is a convenient option to communicate with their provider and offer to send them an invite to join.
Medici Will Help
Medici helps our clients ensure patient awareness in a number of important ways. Customers enjoy:
Medici virtual kit. This virtual kit includes numerous assets that you'll be able to use to talk about Medici on Social Media. You'll be able to provide your invitation code so that patients can type that in upon registration to be connected to you instantly.
Learn more: Medici virtual kit
Patient list upload. You have the option to upload a patient list to us at any time. When you request this, you'll be sent a secure, personalized link along with detailed instructions on how to perform a demographics export from your EMR. After we apply this to your practice, your patients will receive a customized link to download the app and connect with you.
Learn more: Uploading your patient list
- Posters and brochures. Posters and brochures are coming soon and will be available for purchase at the Medici Web Store.