NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HealthLynked Corp. (HLYK) (the “Company”), a leading digital healthcare business, announced today that it has released new technology to onboard patient members via mobile devices across its provider network. The Company recognizes that patients primarily interact via mobile devices throughout their day and having a technology that can integrate to this mobile lifestyle is an important part of its network connectivity and growth.
On average, a healthcare provider will see any where from 15 to 40 patients per day depending on their specialty. Patients wait anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour before seeing a healthcare provider. Being able to connect with patients during this time allows the Company to effectively shorten patient intake time, improve information exchange between patients and their healthcare providers and expand its network.
Our new technology also provides valuable analytics to our in-network providers, allowing those providers to better manage their practices. Knowing which days of the week and which hours of the day are the busiest, as well as how long patients are waiting before being seen by providers, allows medical practices to more efficiently manage staffing levels and patient satisfaction.
In addition to detailed analytics about their practice, providers can connect with their patients to remind them of upcoming visits and special events. Valuable patient feedback can also be obtained through surveys and other marketing services. The ease of connectivity has improved patient adoption and expansion of the HealthLynked Network, while reducing our direct sales cost by approximately $50,000 per month.
Michael Dent, M.D., HealthLynked’s Chairman and CEO, stated, “The release of our new mobile patient access technology is a significant step forward in expanding our network of patient members and connecting them to their healthcare providers. We have expanded our network and at the same time significantly reduced our direct sales costs.”
Dr. Dent went on to say, “In addition to making patient engagement seamless, our in-network providers are now able to better manage their patients’ care. The ability of our new technology to manage and monitor patient care makes HealthLynked an ideal partner for Insurance Providers and Accountable Care Organizations looking for ways to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.”
As a reminder, HealthLynked will attend the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) conference in Orlando Florida from February 11 to February 15, 2019. Healthcare providers are encouraged to stop by our booth #6793 to learn more about the benefits of being a HealthLynked provider and activate their HealthLynked account.
About HealthLynked Corp.
HealthLynked Corp. provides a solution for both patient members and providers to improve healthcare through the efficient exchange of medical information. The HealthLynked Network is a cloud-based platform that allows members to connect with their healthcare providers and take more control of their healthcare. Members enter their medical information, including medications, allergies, past surgeries and personal health records, in one convenient online and secure location, free of charge.
Participating healthcare providers can connect with their current and future patients through the system. Other benefits to providers include the ability to utilize the HealthLynked marketing tools to connect with their active and inactive patients to improve patient retention, access more accurate and current patient information, provide more efficient online scheduling and to fill last minute cancelations using our “real time appointment scheduling” all within our mobile application. Healthcare providers pay a monthly fee to access these HealthLynked services.
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