Pediatrician offices are called on at all hours for all sorts of problems, from minor incidents involving foreign objects in nostrils, to more complicated cases of infant colic.
An experienced pediatrician answering service can help prevent false alarms and calm parental nerves.
Communication is Key to Keeping Parents and Pediatricians on One Page
Kids are tricky, there’s no doubt about it. They’re always getting into stuff, finding new and exciting ways to hurt themselves or developing symptoms that no one has ever seen before. Parents panic, their next call is to the pediatrician.
You can’t always personally be the first point of contact for your patients and their parents, but when they do come calling, your pediatrician answering service can act as your proxy, delivering all the comfort and professionalism you would.
Answering Service Care is invested in the medical community, especially when it comes to pediatricians and their patients. Because raising a child is a 24/7 job, we make it possible for your patients’ parents to reach someone in your office any time of the day or night with our pediatrician answering service. But that’s just the start of what we can do for an office like yours.
In addition to answering services for pediatricians, we also can provide:
- Security for patient data. Not every medical answering service is made alike, so it’s important to ask about HIPAA training early and often. We keep our staff trained on the latest updates to all legislation related to patient health information, including HIPAA and HITECH regulations. It only makes sense to us as a way to protect patients and their families from potentially costly fines if there were to be an incident. It’s just not worth the risk. HIPAA is at the heart of everything we do.
- On-call scheduling. Your pediatrics office rotates your on call doctors. It’s a smart plan, after all, that’s the best way to beat burnout. But it’s hard to make changes to your on-call schedules at the last minute with many answering services. Not anymore.
Our on-call schedule tool is not only simple to use, it takes effect in real time. There’s no wait, no delay, just changes that are effective immediately. That way if you need an extra night off, you can have it without planning weeks in advance.
- Secure messaging service. The biggest barrier to providing SMS-based messages to a smartphone-dependent population was just how to secure them. After all, regular SMS apps aren’t safe enough for HITECH compliance. Instead of a cumbersome solution, we’ve built an elegant secure messaging portal for you. When you get a secure message, we’ll let you know to log into your portal to collect it safely, securely and conveniently.
When your patients and their parents are really counting on you to be there for them, a pediatrician answering service through Answering Service Care can help make that possible any time of the day or night. Give us a call at 800.430.6511 or send us an email to find out just how easy it can be to stay in clear communication with your patients.