MedKaz provides a simple – but powerful – solution to the interoperability issue in healthcare. Yet, to enjoy its benefits, doctors and patients need to use it. Here’s how to introduce it to your patients:
Explain the Benefits
Why would a patient want to use MedKaz? If you let them know how it benefits them, they will be more likely to bring it to their appointments. Here are some of the top reasons:
- MedKaz results in better care because doctors can view their complete medical record and coordinate their care.
- It saves patients deductibles and copays, encouraging them to get the care they need when they need it, rather than deferring it.
- Patients can read their records, correct any mistakes, and better manage their care.
- They can easily share their records with all care providers during a visit and immediately following an encounter, as well as any others they choose, such as loved ones, care givers, and researchers.
Tell Patients to Bring it With Them
When you call patients to remind them of their appointment, you can also remind them them to bring their MedKaz. Here is a simple script:
Hello (name). This is (name) from (name of practice). We are calling to remind you of your upcoming appointment at (Day and Time). As a reminder, please bring your MedKaz so Doctor (Name) can easily read your medical history during your visit and provide you with the best possible care.
In addition to that, you should encourage them to always carry it with them on their keyring with their house and car keys. They’ll not only have it with them when they visit your office, but also have it available in case of an accident or unexpected illness.
Have a Dedicated Computer or Tablet
If your practice doesn’t allow outside devices on their main computer systems, you should invest in a dedicated computer or tablet to use solely for reading the MedKaz – it will cost less than $1000. You use it alongside your existing system for information and to coordinate your patients’ care but enter your notes in your own EMR system.
Although you’d be fronting this investment, the benefits and financial incentives you will receive using MedKaz will cover this investment many times over and generate a remarkable ROI. More information: https://medkaz.com/how-medkaz-helps-care-providers/
If you still need help understanding the MedKaz or encouraging your patients to use it, please contact us, we’ll be delighted to help you!