What You Need to Know:
– A new app called DocClocker has unveiled a way for patients to prevent exposure to potential coronavirus carriers in medical waiting rooms.
– With the DocClocker app, which was created and funded entirely by practicing medical physicians, patients can receive real-time wait times; preventing the spread of the highly contagious virus by limiting the exposure of sick patients in waiting rooms.
DocClocker®, a pioneering app that enables patients for the first time to receive real-time wait time reporting of their medical providers, is preventing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) nationwide by enabling patients to avoid long waits in medical waiting rooms – limiting exposure risks.
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
Many healthcare clinics’ and hospitals’ waiting rooms have been crowded in recent weeks, thanks to the rapid global outbreak of coronavirus. With the DocClocker app, which was created entirely by practicing medical physicians, patients can receive real-time wait times; preventing the spread of the highly contagious virus by limiting the exposure of sick patients in waiting rooms.
“It is important that people are not sitting in sick waiting rooms during the coronavirus outbreak when there are delays in the office. DocClocker providers value their patients’ time and are engaged in technology efficiencies that mitigate long wait times. At times like these, patients deserve nothing less,” said Dr. Eric Carter, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of DocClocker.
App Benefits for Providers & Patients
The DocClocker app easily allows for medical providers to deliver patients with waiting room wait times to create positive patient experiences – allowing patients to pursue other activities in case the office is running behind. In addition to receiving real-time wait times, patients can easily locate and select in-network medical providers; selecting by reviewing the provider’s specific information and a display of average wait times.
Patients can manage appointments through the app, receive appointment reminders, write reviews and report long waits. DocClocker is free to all patients and is significantly more affordable than basic appointment management tools that have dominated the market in recent years.
“As governments and communities around the globe are doing everything in their power to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it is the obligation of medical providers to do the same for the safety and well-being of their patients. We encourage patients nationwide to demand that their medical offices provide the invaluable transparency of DocClocker to their patients,” said Dr. Kevin Makati, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of DocClocker.