- Enables patients to schedule their own imaging exams based on the time and location that is most convenient to them
- Medicalis Patient Self-Scheduling is part of the Medicalis Referral Management solution
At the 2021 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Siemens Healthineers showcases Medicalis Patient Self-Scheduling as part of the Siemens Healthineers Medicalis Referral Management solution. It extends the existing federated scheduling capabilities by enabling patients to schedule their own imaging exams based on the time and location that is most convenient to them, with an embedded map view to help them better locate the closest imaging center.
Reducing wait time and decreasing no shows are important aspects not only operationally, but above all clinically, as timely diagnosis speeds up the patient treatment plan and thus improves overall patient care. This can be done by increasing patient engagement in their own care plan. Medicalis Patient Self-Scheduling easy to use and secure online application helps ensure patient preparedness, by providing pre-exam instructions and reminders, thus reducing the risk of procedure cancellation or no shows.
“Patient Self Scheduling is an important step to enabling patients, while also equipping an outpatient imaging provider to streamline their scheduling workflows and optimize their capacity,” said Peter Shen, Vice President of Innovation and Digital Business for Siemens Healthineers.
The efficient smart scheduling module helps a department maximize resource utilization and minimize wait time while providing a higher level of imaging service for the referral community and patients. It forms the vehicle to further engage the patient and create a better patient experience. Patient self-scheduling is a significant extension to the existing scheduling capabilities that enables access to online federated, multi-site scheduling for imaging centers and referring physicians. The new product directly addresses the patient and enables the patient to pro-actively take ownership and drive their own scheduling with an intuitive patient interface. It is a convenient, easy to use application to better accommodate patients and further encourage patient engagement.
For more information on Medicalis Patient Self-Scheduling, visit Siemens Healthineers at HIMSS booth 3121.
Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) is shaping the future of healthcare. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide through its regional companies to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving the patient experience, and digitalizing healthcare. Siemens Healthineers is continuously developing its product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company’s foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, in-vivo diagnostics, and innovative cancer care. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality, efficient care to patients. In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €14.5 billion and adjusted EBIT of €2.2 billion. Following the acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. the company has approximately 66,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at www.siemens-healthineers.com.