Referral communication within the healthcare setting is often one-way, damn near impossible to track, and sometimes does not include the required patient information. Don’t believe me? Check out these stats:
- 25% of primary care providers (PCP’s) do not receive timely information from specialists after the patient referral is made.
- 68% of specialists receive no information from PCP’s prior to patient referral visits.
- The end result: 60% of referrals go unscheduled and 25% of scheduled referral appointments are missed.
So what can be done to fix this broken system?
Enter Jonathan Govette, the founder of ReferralMD, a patient referral management application that is designed to become the replacement for the fax machine and allow millions of doctors the ability to track referrals without digging through file cabinets or using Microsoft Excel.
In this interview with Jonathan Govette, we learn why the healthcare system is broken and what can be done to fix it.
Here’s What You Will Learn
- The personal story of why Jonathan built the ReferralMD platform.
- What exactly is ReferralMD and why did the major EMR systems miss out on this important piece of the healthcare puzzle?
- 3 reasons why the healthcare referral system is broken. Discussion points include: 1) Communication gap, 2) Paper vs. patient, and 3) HIPPA violations.
- 4 simple and effective ways for medical practices to win more patients.
- Why the analytics component of ReferralMD is so important.
- Jonathan’s lasting advice for ambitious medtech doers: Update, update, update!
- And much more!
This Is What You Can Do Next
1) You can listen to the interview with Jonathan Govette right now:
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4) Read the following transcripts from my interview with Jonathan Govette. Also, feel free to download the transcripts by clicking here.
Read the Interview with Jonathan Govette