Leading Healthcare Platforms Partner to Deliver a More Seamless
and Open Experience for Shared Clients
NEW YORK & MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
the fastest-growing provider of cloud-based
practice management, electronic
health records (EHR), and medical
billing software and services, and ZocDoc,
a service that helps patients receive faster access to care and
optimizes doctors’ schedules, today announced a partnership in which
ZocDoc will fully integrate into CareCloud’s platform via APIs. As a
result, CareCloud practices using ZocDoc will have a more seamless
experience in allowing patients to instantly book appointments online
via ZocDoc.com or the free ZocDoc mobile apps. This new capability,
available in the coming months, will help these two leading services’
joint clients achieve greater efficiency and revenue, while ultimately
improving their patients’ experience and access to care.
This partnership addresses a few growing concerns, the first of which is
regarding a potential shortage of available physicians in coming years,
exacerbated by the arrival of millions of newly insured patients
associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The May 2013Practice
Profitability Index (PPI), which surveyed more than 5,000 U.S.
physician practices regarding issues impacting the financial and
operational health of their practices, revealed that 48% of
participating physicians lack the resources to accept these new patients
created under the ACA.
In addition to new challenges brought about by the ACA, physicians are
frustrated with an increasingly fragmented health IT landscape, and they
are demanding more integrated solutions to address their practices’
needs. Health technology companies have an opportunity to collaborate
and provide a more dynamic and unified experience for their clients,
delivering support that enables physicians to successfully run their
practices and focus on providing quality care for their patients.