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Medical Health Sector - The Huge Cost of Missed Appointments and How Text Reminders Can Help

The medical health sector is, in most countries, both very large and fragmented into many specialist organizations, providing citizens with some of the most important services for their well-being and quality of life.

This includes the following medical professions to name but a few: medicine, dentistry, optometry, audiology, physiology, psychology, psychiatry, paediatrics, surgery, therapy, counselling, hypnotherapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, acupuncture, chiropody, podiatry, rheumatology, dermatology, cosmetics, neuropathy, bariatrics, medical research, clinical trials and many more.

While the provision of such services varies across different countries, there are some important similarities which affect all providers and customers.

One of these factors is the cost of missed appointments, both in terms of the financial loss for the medical providers as well as the inconvenience for patients who are negatively affected in many ways. A recent study by the National Health Service in the UK, estimated that missed GP and hospital appointments cost the health service in England nearly £1bn a year. Just think what that money could have been used for instead!

SMS text reminders for health care

While charging for missed appointments may be appropriate in some cases, it is not the only solution and may well result in further customer dissatisfaction. Whether the medical provider is private, charitable or state operated - the problem is the same and a simple solution to help minimize missed appointments is now available.

The types of medical facilities that can benefit from implementing an automated SMS text and email reminder service are wide ranging and include: doctors surgeries, hospitals, medical centers, dental practices, hearing centers, clinics, opticians, medical consultancies, medical research centres, therapy and counselling centers, cosmetic surgeries, clinical trial centers, bariatric surgeries, hyperbaric treatment centers and many more.

SMS Client Reminders provides a simple, low-cost and secure online solution which is suitable for all medical health practitioners. It is particularly popular with small to medium size organizations that are looking for an easy to use service with no upfront costs and a low monthly payment plan.

Customers are delighted to receive a non-intrusive text or email reminder about that all important appointment that may just have slipped their mind. The system can be easily configured to send out customized reminder messages at the most appropriate time before the scheduled appointment. This is the perfect memory jogger to increase attendance rates, and if there is a problem then the patient is far more likely to contact you to re-arrange and free up the appointment for someone else to attend.

All medical health specialists can benefit from a fully automated SMS text and email appointment reminder service which will run seamlessly alongside your own practice management system, contact database and diary calendar. This includes the following medical professionals such as: doctors, physicians, surgeons, consultants, medical researchers, dentists, orthodontists, opticians, optometrists, chiropodists, podiatrists, therapists, counsellors, clinicians, audiologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, hypnotherapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, wellness specialists, rheumatologists, neurologists, clinical trial specialists, cosmetic surgeons, laser skincare specialists, dermatologists and many more.

We are so convinced that this will provide an immediate and long lasting benefit for you, that we offer a free 15 day trial period with no obligation to proceed and no need to provide any payment method up front. If you’re happy with the service, which we’re sure you will be, there are several low-cost monthly price plans to meet your organization’s needs.

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