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MCLAREN HEALTH CARE OFFERS REAL-TIME APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING

Wednesday, September 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
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September 16, 2014                                                     McLaren Medical Group 

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MCLAREN HEALTH CARE OFFERS REAL-TIME APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING

Online system displays physician schedules to increase patient access

 

FLINT, Mich. — McLaren Health Care has introduced online scheduling for McLaren Medical Group physicians in its Flint, Lansing and Macomb regions.  Using McLaren’s new webpage (mclarenappointments.org), patients are able to view primary care and OB/GYN physician schedules and select appointments in real-time. 

 

This service is powered by ZocDoc, a company with a mission of improving healthcare access.  To use the free service, patients visit mclarenappointments.org and select physicians based on availability, geography and accepted insurances.  Patients can view physician profiles and photos, as well as patient reviews before completing the brief checkout process.  Each patient receives a confirmation email after the appointment is scheduled, with optional email or text reminders as the appointment date approaches.

“Our goal is to improve patient access and satisfaction as it relates to scheduling physician appointments,” said Mark O’Halla, chief operating officer of McLaren Health Care.  “By displaying our McLaren Medical Group doctors’ availability in real-time, and making it instantly accessible online, we are reducing wait times for patients and increasing efficiency for our providers.” 


The McLarenAppointments website was launched on September 15th and already features reviews on participating McLaren Medical Group physicians.  Over the next year, McLaren will assess the opportunity to expand this service to the remaining seven McLaren regions.  In addition to mclarenappointments.org, patients can find region-specific physician lists at:

 

·         mclaren.org/flintappointments

·         mclaren.org/lansingappointments

·         mclaren.org/macombappointments


About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the state. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a
54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at mclaren.org.

 

About ZocDoc

More than six million patients use ZocDoc each month to find a nearby doctor or dentist, read verified reviews and health content, and instantly book appointments online. By revealing the 'hidden supply' of appointments, ZocDoc helps patients receive faster access to care and optimizes doctors’ schedules. With ZocDoc Check-In, patients can fill out their paperwork online prior to their appointment, and physicians receive more complete and accurate patient information. ZocDoc is currently available in nearly 2,000 cities, and covers 40 percent of the U.S. population. This service is free for patients via ZocDoc.com or the free ZocDoc app for iPhone and Android.


 

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