GP’s daily struggles to maintain appointment levels with the intense pressure from the COVID-19 response

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 26th January 2021

GP’s daily struggles to maintain appointment levels with the intense pressure from the COVID-19 response

With the NHS being forced to convert existing operations to free up capacity due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and the vaccine rollout programme, it is clear that coronavirus-related appointment cancellation is accumulating at an alarming rate.

Some cardiologists have expressed their concern over the decrease in the number of patients presented at hospitals with heart attacks; suggesting that some patients with symptoms may choose not to raise the alarm if it would mean having to sit in a busy waiting room at their local GP where they may be exposed to the virus.

As the pressure grows within the NHS to step up the pace of digital transformation especially with digital dictation, speech recognition and transcription, eClinic Manager from SpeechWrite delivers an integrated virtual clinic app that will enable GP’s to carry outpatient appointments virtually and securely via smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.

With a real focus on virtual clinics, SpeechWrite’s eClinic Manager will enable doctors to carry out much-needed patient appointments online meaning thousands of medical appointments which continue to be cancelled due to COVID-19 can continue with some form of normality. Medical users will simply convert their normal face to face consultations into virtual consultations with software that is fully compliant with data protection and protected health information restrictions.

SpeechWrite eClininc Manager will alleviate some of the stress on appointments whilst delivering patients with a familiar yet easy to use tool without the need to install or download any applications by simply using a link in an email or SMS that will direct them to a virtual waiting room before joining their consultation at the click of a button.

Clinicians will be able to work in teams with doctors being able to see who is in the virtual waiting room and following a consultation, they will be able to complete a digital template and dictate notes that can be saved and shared in their usual way.

It is clear that hundreds if not thousands of medical consultations are being cancelled due to COVID-19 combined with the vaccine roll out and the NHS is having to convert existing operations to free up capacity due to the surge in cases.

We believe that eClinic Manager will offer relief to our greatly appreciated NHS staff whilst at the same time assisting patients in need.

eClininc Manager’s key features include:

  • Provide timely and appropriate access to care
  • Lower you overall cost of care
  • Increase your capacity
  • Enhance your operational efficiency
  • Integrated clinician experience
  • Multiple people on call such as clinicians, patient and their guardian, interpreter or support worker
  • Increased patient satisfaction
  • Reduce hospital admissions
  • Can be used as a stand-alone tool meaning you do not need to have dictation systems for it to work

What’s more, SpeechWrite are offering a FREE trial so you can find out for yourself how eClinic Manager can revolutionise the way you provide care.

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