As patient forms are often one of the patient’s first interactions at your practice (and can set the tone for your relationship), you must find ways to improve patient intake efficiency. Even more crucial to your practice, an expedient, automated patient intake process saves your staff time processing patients on their first visit, limits occupants in the waiting room, and simplifies data collection.
Along with helping you choose the best solution to revamp your patient intake process, we will also be discussing the following:
- Why improving patient intake efficiency is so important
- 10 patient intake strategies to streamline patient acquisition and onboarding
Let us start by first understanding how critical the patient intake process is to your practice’s growth.
Why improving patient intake efficiency is so important
The patient intake process is the foundation of building new relationships with your patients. When you receive all the necessary information at the outset with minimum resistance, you can deliver accurate care and incredible service that results in better health outcomes for your patients.
Let us look at why you need to focus your efforts to improve patient intake efficiency at your office:
Now that we understand the importance of patient intake, let’s look at how we can help you achieve it.
10 patient intake strategies to streamline patient acquisition and the patient onboarding process
Your patient intake process is the final step in the acquisition, and it should be treated as such. By treating your onboarding as a stage in customer adoption, you’ll ensure that you give patients an ideal experience - and a reason to stay with your practice.
Here are ways to improve patient intake efficiency at your office: