Small clinics in rural areas cannot always afford patient engagement solutions, let alone meaningful use (MU) with large groups of people attending a small number of clinics and seeing the few doctors at their service. But it has never been easier for doctors of small clinics to engage their patients. InstantPHR Marketplace Direct™ is tackling the issues of small clinics such as the cost and the expertise necessary to successfully implement a patient engagement system. In the accompanying video, Get Real Health’s president and founding partner Robin Weiner talks about what Marketplace Direct has to offer.
Marketplace Direct is complementary to the patient engagement portal InstantPHR™, where a standard portal, a basic PHR with pieces of MU2 built into it is offered in nine different colors. A clinic can take its logo and match it with the colors of the system in order to customize the portal to their own medical practice. Once all other information such as names and addresses have been entered into the system, Get Real Health will produce and deliver a custom portal designed specifically for the clinic within five days. Other marketing material to accompany the portal, such as posters, are also included in the package, making it easier to market to patients and encourage them to sign up.
The system is a SAS model, which means that it is hosted in a secure cloud. Small clinics do not require technical help or investment in hardware and servers to set up InstantPHR™. Everything is done off site and therefore, help is only a phone call away. Get Real Health is also in discussions with Microsoft to provide a device so clinics can sign patients up when they walk in the door. This model makes it really easy and affordable for doctors and small clinics to jump on the patient engagement bandwagon and help people take control of their own health care. As Weiner points out, “[small clinics in rural areas are] where it starts, that’s where we really have to do it, so we have to get a solution that works for that population”
Learn more about InstantPHR Marketplace Direct and how to get started today.