Patients

Patients can now book [sooner] appointments with their doctor

No more waiting weeks before you see your doctor. Book available appointments that match your schedule preferences!

Providers

Post available appointments in a snap

Provider can now post an open slot in their Appointment Book whenever they want to allowing them peace of mind and ensured revenue!

Patients

Patients can now get auto-notified of [newly] available appointments

Patients immediately get notified when new appointments posted by their Providers who they have tagged become available on the Platform allowing them to book them.

Providers

Providers can auto-fill [newly] available appointments.

No need to manually fill an open slot in your Appointment Book as AppointmentNotify can do it for you automatically!

Patients

Patients can now chat with their Providers in real-time from wherever they are

No need to call or visit your doctor’s office anymore if you need to ask a trivial question. Simply text chat in real-time with your Provider saving precious time and hassle

Providers

Providers can now chat with Staff and Patients in real-time from wherever they are

Text chat with other Provider Staff in real-time for a streamlined communication and an efficient workflow. Text chat with Patients to increase Patient satisfaction.

The Problem

Key Findings from the Merritt Hawkins’ (a Dallas-based medical consulting and recruiting firm) 2017 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times reveals that the average new patient physician appointment wait times have increased significantly. More specifically, the average number of days to get a non-emergency doctor’s appointment for the 15 large metro markets surveyed was estimated at 24.1 days, up 30% from 2014! The problem is even worse for the mid-sized metro markets with the average for the 15 mid-sized markets surveyed estimated at 32 days which is 32.8% higher than the average for large metro markets!

Yes, on average a Patient these days is waiting longer to see a Doctor. That is, the barrier to access healthcare is inevitably increasing with time.

For large markets, the average wait time to see a family medicine physician is 29 days (up 50% from 2014) and for mid-sized markets, the average wait time to see a family medicine physician is 56.3 days!

It is estimated that missed appointments cost the healthcare industry $150 billion each year. There are approximately 230,000 physician practices in the U.S. Of those, 47 percent of them are group practices. Patient no-shows cost this group more than $100 billion dollars each year. Just put that into perspective that in the United States alone, healthcare expenditures accounted for roughly $3.2 trillion in 2015 — nearly 18 percent of the country’s total GDP, according to a 2016 report by the Obama Administration published in the journal Health Affairs. Whenever patients miss appointments or cancel them, Providers lose revenue, and worse, appointment access for patients who need it is reduced! Appointment No-shows and cancellation impose a major burden on the healthcare system draining valuable resources, increasing cost of care and impacting health outcomes.

A shift from fee-for-service to outcome-based care requires a healthcare delivery system that is easier to access, is more efficient and engages Patients and their Providers in a meaningful way.

The specific problem we are attempting to solve is how to reduce the lead time for Patients so that they get an appointment with their Provider without waiting days and weeks. Similarly, how do we solve the problems faced by Providers when Patients miss their appointments.

Average Physician Appointment Wait Times

15 major metropolitan and mid-sized cities in five specialties:

  1. 1 Cardiology
  2. 2 Dermatology
  3. 3 Orthopedic Surgery
  4. 4 Obstetrics / Gynecology
  5. 5 Family Practice
MERRITT HAWKINS Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times 2017 and 2014

Average Physician Appointment Wait Times Across 15 Major Metropolitan Cities

Year Average Wait Time (days) Delta
2004 20.9
~ same
2009 20.4
2013 18.5 10%
2017 24 30%
2004
United States 26%%
20.9
2009
Sweden 22%%
20.4
2013
Germany 15%%
18.5
2017
New Zealand 5%%
24

2017

24.1 (All Cities)

2013

18.5 (All Cities)

2009

20.5 (All Cities)

2004

20.9 (All Cities)

Average Physician Appointment Wait Times Across 15 Mid-sized Cities

2017

32.0 (All Cities)

Our Solution

The AppointmentNotify Platform offers a standardized Smart Wait List feature to Patients and their Providers either of whom can use it to subscribe Patients to their preferred Provider's Wait List. The Platform then notifies Patients on a Provider's Wait List in real-time when new appointment slots become available so that they can seek those appointments.

Providers no longer have to search for or call Patients to find out if they want newly available appointments in a Provider's schedule and Patients no longer have to wait indefinitely when they need to see their preferred care Provider sooner!

AppointmentNotify makes this process even simpler by letting Providers choose to automate this workflow so they can be completely hands-free when a newly available slot opens up in a Provider's schedule by automatically filling the appointment with a new Patient from that Provider's Wait List!


While researching the decades-old problem of missed appointments and late cancellation, we discovered that a number of reasons exist which result in Patients missing their regularly schedule Doctors’ appointments including but not limited to:

1 Too much time between the scheduling and the appointment

2 Belief that staff do not respect their time or needs

Introducing AppointmentNotify, the on-demand appointment marketplace. A Platform that attempts to balance the needs of both Patients as well as their care Providers. The Platform engages Patients to seek and manage appointments the way they prefer based on their own convenience. Through its patient centered design, ease of use and real-time communication and notification features, the Patients and their Providers are able to engage better (more productively). Patients can book, reschedule or cancel their appointments on the fly and can receive important notifications of appointment availability based on their own schedule preferences. Providers get instant notification of changes in appointment status from the Patients and can post their newly available appointments to the Platform which interested Patients can seek to Book on-demand. Both Patients and their Providers can communicate with each other in real-time enabling direct access and efficient engagement.

How can we empower patients in their care and improve health outcomes? One answer could be improving access to care specifically to seeking an appointment with a care Provider.
No more waiting days and weeks to see your doctor or cancelling at the last minute and no more worrying about wasted appointment slots in a Doctor's schedule.

Patients can now relax knowing that they can always cancel or reschedule their appointments if they need to without hassle. And Providers can now relax knowing they will always get to have their appointment schedule fully utilized with a seamless and more efficient workflow so they and their Practice staff can continue doing what they do best, which is, provide care to the Patients!

So Why Wait When You Can Use This Innovative Platform Right Now?

AppointmentNotify, Managing Appointments On-Demand To Improve The Overall Healthcare Experience For Patients As Well As Providers!

How It Works

Patients Providers

About Us

We are a team of passionate entrepreneurs and innovators disrupting the healthcare eco-system from the Patient-end. We believe the healthcare industry is ripe for change and that this change can be realized more productively by engaging Patients and their Providers in a more efficient way. We believe digital technology can help lower barriers to access for both Patients and Providers in a way that does not result in a zero-sum game. We are, therefore, starting with integrating technology coupled with user-centered design into the daily workflow of both the Patients as well as their Providers. Welcome to your very own On-Demand Digital Health Appointment Marketplace: AppointmentNotify!

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