While many technological advancements are currently in use in healthcare, many think that this can only be applied in big institutions and cannot be scaled down to those who practice in clinics. Why? Because technology gives the notion that artificial intelligence in healthcare would mostly be about robots and such. Contrary to that belief, the fact is that technology has a significant impact on medical practice and an increase in revenue. Here are some of the ways on how technology can boost a healthcare provider’s revenue:
Attracting Younger Patients
Millennials are more into technology, and in almost all they do, they want to do it with their mobile phones. As such, one of the effective ways of reaching out to them is by incorporating healthcare into their mobile phones. Medical practitioners can then use online blogs to provide the latest in healthcare and help younger patients to think about their health. For example, if you’re a dentist or orthodontist, offering advice about dental issues, invisible aligners or dental implants via text message or telehealth would help you retain and gain new clients.
While it was generally frowned upon before, publishing online medical content is actually useful for bringing medical doctors closer to their patients. In your medical practice, you can create a blog that covers some of the frequently asked questions, and by correcting the myths that only worsen the health conditions of patients. When you boost your online presence and reputation, you can see patients lining up your door.
Using Automated Reminders
Do you know how much it costs medical providers when patients don’t show up on their scheduled appointments? A staggering $150 billion annually. That’s a lot of money. For this reason, it is crucial for doctors that their patients would show up for their check-ups. And this is why automated appointment reminders are a must. It’s a win-win situation. You can have a better allocation of office resources, and you can provide your patients with optimal healthcare by encouraging them to keep their scheduled appointments.
Improving Patient Data with Wearable Technology
One of the main reasons why doctors fail in treating their patients is because it is often hard to extract valuable and accurate data from the patients. With the use of wearable technology, it would be easier for them to keep track of and monitor their patients. With accurate data, they can provide the appropriate care, and this can result in more patients getting better, and this would all translate to better revenue for your medical practice.
Streamlining Administrative Work
One of the most time consuming and labor-intensive tasks in offices is administrative work. Thankfully, there are technological advancements that help medical practitioners to simplify this process, allowing them to focus on more valuable and productive tasks that would help bring in more money to their practice. Besides, delayed responses to patients can negatively impact your practice.
Prompting Remote Monitoring and Treatment
Sometimes, doctors would have to travel miles and miles to reach their patients who cannot visit their office. With telemedicine, it would be easier for them to do remote check-ups. It saves them time and effort. With this technology, they can see more patients instead of driving long hours. As more patients are seen, it means more earnings.
Leveraging the Power of Social Media
Most people nowadays spend most of the hours on their phones, browsing their social media pages for almost anything. And doctors who want to reach out to more patients could opt to create a social media page where their patients can reach out to them.
If you want to increase the revenue of your current medical practice, it is worth looking into these technologies. By getting these latest updates going, you can ensure a wider patient reach that would increase your bottom line. As they say, a little dabbling with technology won’t hurt. Who knows, you might end up in this list of wealthiest doctors.