10 Ways MEDrefer Makes The Referral Process Easier

We think MEDrefer is pretty awesome, but if you don’t know much about us, you might not really understand the benefits we can offer to GPs, specialists and patients. Here are the top ten reasons we believe MEDrefer makes a big difference in the Australian referral system.

  1. MEDrefer allows doctors to keep their profiles up to date. Specialists and Allied Health Professionals can update their profile and availability at any time, so information is kept up to date. GPs can confirm your specialties, subspecialties and special interests at the point of issuing a referral. This reduces the likelihood of “missed referrals”.
  2. MEDrefer allows referring doctors to see wait times and discuss these with patients. They can also see other details such as discipline, location, gender, language and special interest areas. All these factors help patients receive the most timely and suitable care to meet their requirements.
  3. MEDrefer allows practitioners to fulfill their duty of care obligations. Specialists can notify GPs of cancelled appointments and no-shows with a single click and can also send reports following successful appointments straight to the GP’s Clinical System inbox.
  4. MEDrefer is integrated with leading clinical software. In 2014, MEDrefer integrated into one of Australia’s leading GP clinical software programs, Best Practice. We’re also working on an update to integrate with leading specialist software, Genie.
  5. MEDrefer minimises the likelihood of your patient having to return to you for another referral. Our easy to use referral system lets the GP choose anywhere from 1-5 specialists to refer to, with a single referral letter. This way, if the first specialist isn’t available for any reason, the patient can try one of the other recipients the GP recommended to them.
  6. MEDrefer provides secure and easy storage options. If the specialist accepts the referral, the formal referral letter can be securely and automatically downloaded direct to their clinical software package, and in PDF format for hardcopy storage.
  7. Information is available before accepting the referral. Reception staff are able to access a short summary of the referral before accepting the patient.
  8. MEDrefer allows both specialists and practice managers to access referral information. We’re about to introduce our new  practice manager accounts, which means that practice managers have easier access to specialist referrals for their clinic and can accept and organise appointments on a specialist’s behalf.
  9. MEDrefer has a great support team. Our support team know the system inside out and are always ready to answer questions and provide information about using MEDrefer to its full potential in your practice.
  10. MEDrefer is always adding new features. Our goal is to make the referral process as simple and accessible as possible for the GP, specialist and patient. We rely on your feedback to make sure the service achieves this, so we’re always happy to speak with you to hear your ideas about how me might do things better.

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