Healthcare Industry Moves to the Cloud: Report

Cloud computing technology, including Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, is becoming more and more common among healthcare providers and services, as evidenced by a recent report issued by In-Stat that estimates that these organizations and facilities will increase their spending on the technology by 150 percent from 2010 to 2015. These findings correlate with the continued expansion of Appointment-Plus online scheduling software into this industry, as more and more facilities, hospitals, healthcare systems and practices turn to the online appointment software provider for features, functionality and services not found in other medical scheduling software.

The worldwide experts in online scheduling solutions and creators of the most flexible and feature-rich application available, Appointment-Plus provides the healthcare industry with unmatched and unique benefits to help them automate and streamline the manner in which they book their patients’ appointments, seminars, screenings, events such as flu shot vaccinations, room-scheduling and other activities and programs that require appointments or reservations.

Healthcare and medical facilities that utilize Appointment-Plus online scheduling software include:

  • Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, Ohio
  • Lexington Medical Center, Lexington, Ky.
  • Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas

“Accurate and efficient appointment-scheduling is a must at healthcare facilities, regardless of the type of service or activity being scheduled,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “Appointment-Plus is the perfect complement to existing medical software already being implemented.

“It’s the premier scheduling solution for healthcare facilities and systems looking to improve the booking process.”

As the leader in online appointment scheduling software since 2001, Appointment-Plus has the expertise and knowledge to create the perfect solution for healthcare facilities and systems of all sizes and scope of operation, making it the number-one online scheduling software for over 5,000 corporations, Fortune 500 companies, enterprise-level organizations, and large and medium-sized businesses.

Among the incomparable benefits of using Appointment-Plus versus other online scheduling providers include:

  • A highly scalable system that allows organizations to easily accommodate increases in workload, users and growth.
  • Web services, including integrations with existing software systems;
  • The most configurable scheduling software system available;
  • 24-hour support from its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz;
  • Dedicated business and support contacts;
  • “Turnkey”, existing solutions that are instantly ready to go live;
  • Custom graphic user interface (GUI) development;
  • Robust reporting capabilities;

Appointment-Plus comes standard with the features and functionality that has made it the premier online scheduling program for all-sized organizations, especially healthcare sites looking to transition their medical office online. This includes online self-scheduling, whereby individuals can conveniently book their own appointments and reservations 24 hours a day; automated e-mail and text message reminders sent prior to a scheduled appointment or reservation time; and e-marketing options for communicating with patients and customers.

In addition to the aforementioned features, Appointment-Plus helps medical professionals adhere to the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by giving them the option of not including patient information in e-mail and text message confirmations and reminders.

Appointment-Plus clients also have access to the scheduling industry’s most complete collection of integrations, modules and plug-ins—such as syncs with e-marketing service providers such as Constant Contact, iContact, MailChimp and Vertical Response—in its recently-launched Marketplace. Future additions include syncs with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendars and an enhanced mobile Web app.