Ineffective Referral Networking Hurts Your Patients, and Your Practice …
Given how important and how prevalent referrals are, it’s tempting to think that doctors are using referral networking efficiently. But the numbers don’t back that up:
…While Intelligent Referral Networking Improves Care Quality and Your Profitability
Intelligent referral networking does not have a single definition, and healthcare providers implement it in different ways. Two of the most effective things you can do are to adopt the latest technology into your referral network and to communicate better with patients and referral specialist providers. Let’s take a closer look at each of these elements to see how they work.
In our September newsletter we wrote about the problems of using 20th Century technology – fax machines and paper-based systems – to manage modern patient referral networks. Today’s patient referral networking depends on and demands interoperability: cloud-based sharing of electronic patient health information, no matter where it is located, to improve patient outcomes.
Online medical professional referral networks help you make – and allow you to receive – more patient referrals while improving their effectiveness. The MedMatch Network, for example, integrates the latest technology to optimize your referral network: