Don't waste anymore time booking appointments
There’s nothing worse than waiting in a long queue – either in person or on the phone – just to spend 30 seconds booking a medical appointment. Yet for many people, this is a reality.
Many doctor’s offices still have outdated booking systems that mean patients have to wait around to find out if they can get an appointment when they need one.
This process is inefficient and takes up hours of receptionists’ time everyday. It can also create large queues in the office, meaning that people who just want to pick up a prescription have to wait even longer while someone tries to find an appointment that works for them.
But there is a different way.
Medical appointment booking software can solve all of this, and when it’s calendar connected, it’s even better.
Book appointments in real-time
Real-Time Scheduling allows patients to book appointments with the medical practitioner of their choice based on the medical practitioner’s real-time availability.
Because everything updates in real-time, there’s no risk of two patients booking the same appointment.
Receptionists no longer need to spend hours monitoring the phones, and patients don’t have to wait in long queues only to discover the time they need is unavailable.
Appointments can be booked quickly and discreetly.
Send appointment reminders
Missed appointments cost the NHS £162 million every year.
Sending patients reminders before their appointment dramatically decreases the number of appointments missed each year, and can cut annual costs by as much as 88%.
Cronofy connects appointment booking software to patients’ calendars so that appointments can be updated in real-time, and patients can receive a notification when it’s time to leave.
It can also be set up to send text notifications to patients.
Cancel from your calendar
If a patient can no longer make an appointment, it’s easy for them to forget to notify their doctor, not realizing the repercussions of this.
The easier it is for patients to cancel their appointments, the more likely they are to do it.
When patients are calendar connected, they can cancel their appointments from the calendar within their phone. This saves them from needing to call or visit the office to cancel their appointment.
Should doctors need to reschedule appointments, they can update the calendar event and notify the patient so that they can organize a different time that’s mutually convenient.