Give Patients a Special Valentine!
February 10th, 2017
Hearts are red, veins are blue; with a patient’s consent, you can get a full view. So, show your patients a little love. Here’s how!
It pays to remember that patients are consumers, and they make choices when they seek medical care.
So, this February, show them a little love in honor of Valentine’s Day. Ask them to sign a HealthlinkNY consent form so you can get a complete picture of their health, and make their office visit as hassle-free as possible.
“It is vitally important for providers to obtain consent from patients so they can benefit from the efficiency of accessing their records in the HealthlinkNY Health Information Exchange,” explains Christina Galanis, President and CEO of HealthlinkNY. “However, patients may not understand what they’ll get out of it. So, make sure to tell them.”
Point out the many ways HealthlinkNY benefits patients. And while you’re at it, let them know you use HealthlinkNY because you want to provide your patients with the best care and consumer experience possible.
Here are some great points to make:
1. We are committed to protecting your health, so we want to know everything about it, including the care you get from other providers.
2. We want to spend more time talking to you, and less time asking for information that’s already in your medical records.
3. We want to relieve you of the burden of remembering your medications and what other doctors told you, because with your consent, we can look it up ourselves.
4. When we see all of your medical records, we may be able to make a quicker and more accurate diagnosis, and start your treatment plan sooner.
5. You’ll save money and time because you won’t have to repeat tests you’ve already taken. You’ll avoid the inconvenience, too.
One last thing: let patients know that you’ve given your consent, too. Tell them that HealthlinkNY protects not only their health, but yours, too.
Show patients you care by asking for their consent. And not just for Valentine’s Day. Let’s celebrate good health every day.
to give consent to your providers.