What if you were able to identify potentially at-risk COVID-19 patients before they step foot inside your practice?
For many people, COVID-19 has necessitated change in daily routines, whether it be stocking up on home essentials, socializing, or working from home. General practice, however, has been put into a unique position, needing to provide care for patients, while also looking after the wellbeing of doctors and Practice staff.
But if you were able to identify potentially at-risk COVID-19 patients before they step foot inside your practice?
HealthShare, a Bp Partner, offers a system aptly dubbed BetterConsult. The solution merges technology with the desire for better information, and it couldn’t come at a more appropriate time, given the current circumstances.
BetterConsult is a digital questionnaire that patients can fill out from the safety of their homes. It allows them to provide relevant details about any current symptoms, recent travel or even potential contact with anyone else who may have been infected by COVID-19. It then produces a simple, easy-to-read report for your Practice to review and plan for accordingly.
So how does this help your Practice? The Australian Government Department of Health is advising that anyone with suspected COVID-19 symptoms notify their GP before attending an appointment. BetterConsult takes that advice and improves upon it by not just being aware of any symptoms, but by assessing how likely it is that a patient might actually be carrying the COVID-19 virus.
BetterConsult also sends an email alert to your Practice so you can call the patient and offer them a telehealth appointment or other protocol that your Practice has implemented.
It makes the patient’s life easier as well. By answering just a few questions prior to attending your Practice, it ensures a more effective consultation, allowing the GP to know the agenda of the patient before the consultation begins.
BetterConsult can be activated within 24 hours at no additional cost for Bp Premier Practices.
Learn more or request a demonstration by calling Healthshare on 1300 787 522