There are many potential benefits to using eReferralPro to streamline the medical referral process. This is especially important for patients seeking specialist appointments, when being referred from a primary care physician. With length processing times for manual processing of referrals, eReferralPro can help by collecting relevant information and helping to triage cases more effectively.
Using eReferralPro, primary care physicians can communicate directly with specialists, allowing them to get the care they need far more promptly. eReferralPro allows for a secure, HIPAA-compliant exchange of patient information that allows the reviewing Nurse to quickly understand exactly what the concerns are, what additional information needs to be collected, and how quickly the patient should be seen to assess the situation thoroughly.
With electronic medical records becoming nearly universal in the health care system, the logical next step is to begin making electronic referrals, and eReferralPro is the perfect solution. By enhancing the provider to provider communication, medical care can be far more comprehensive and delivered more accurately. The specialist can understand the problem quickly, develop a plan, and have many of the details that they need to effectively treat the patient by the time the patient shows up for their first visit. There is no need to collect a complete history, when the information has already been shared. A quick review is all it takes, which can consume far less time. Specialists can see more patients in less time, which can not only increase their profits, but also decrease the wait time for the patients who need those visits most.
With implementation of eReferralPro, specialists can save time and energy—and plenty of manpower. When the information is collected electronically, there is less room for human error and it is more likely that the information exchanged about the patient is accurate and current. Plus, if there is critical information missing from the referral, it can be collected prior to the appointment—which can help avoid potentially critical delays in care for the patients.