According to a study by Yosi Health, nearly half of respondents (46 percent) claim that before the pandemic, the worst part about the doctor’s office was sitting in the waiting room for long periods of time.

Also, 30 percent of respondents said the best change their doctor’s office made since the pandemic is better appointment scheduling that cut back on waiting room holdups.

“By allowing patients to book their appointments online, and asking the patients to show up right at that time, clinics are now removing the wait time for patients… Clinics are now paying more attention to how long the patients waited. Now they have an incentive to reduce the wait time and not make the patients wait longer than they need to or be exposed to other patients,” Hari Prasad, health tech expert and CEO of Yosi Health, told Healthline.

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Yosi Health CEO Hari Prasad shares tips and pearls on opening an optometry practice’s doors after the pandemic. Telehealth services, contactless waiting rooms, and pre-visit patient intake are all new procedures facilities across the country have had to adopt.

As optometrists and other independent specialty practitioners are permitted to resume regular operations nationwide, it’s important that re-opening procedures embrace new advances in technology and elevated expectations of their returning patients. Recent advances in technology, including patient intake, contactless reception, and paperless record keeping are all innovations that will help your practice take its successful next steps.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way doctors provide care, causing monumental disruption and shifting the patient experience yet again.

Yosi Health CEO Hari Prasad writes in HealthTech HotSpot about 5 Areas Physicians Should Focus on in the New Normal.

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