The Remedy for Flu-Shot Scheduling: Appointment-Plus Online Scheduler Calendar Simplifies the Patient-Booking Process

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Appointment-Plus online scheduling calendars help automate the way clinics, doctors’ offices, medical facilities, health departments and other flu-administering sites manage their flu shot appointments by allowing patients to book their vaccination times instantly online. The booking software is the only online scheduling system that marries online booking, payment-processing, accounting, and e-marketing in one easily to use and affordable application.

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Clear up the symptoms of an inefficient scheduling process with Appointment-Plus!

Medical practitioners, clinics, departments of health and other facilities nationwide that administer flu shot vaccinations have begun receiving shipments of flu vaccine as the upcoming 2011-2012 flu season quickly approaches. The arrival of the vaccine also triggers an influx of individuals seeking to schedule an appointment for their inoculations, which can result in long lines and vaccine shortages for sites with inadequate or no scheduling procedure. Those facilities that rely on Appointment-Plus online scheduler calendar, however, can expect a smooth, seamless process for managing this tedious and time-consuming task.

The leading provider of online scheduling calendars since 2001, Appointment-Plus makes it easy for these sites to quickly automate, streamline and improve their booking processes by allowing individuals to instantly schedule their vaccination appointments online instead of having to call them in or send an e-mail. Besides being convenient for them, it allows frees up valuable time from administrators and staff, as they no longer be continually answering the phone or managing appointments in a paper schedule book or spreadsheet.

In addition to online scheduling, Appointment-Plus online business calendar syncs with many software applications healthcare facilities already use, such QuickBooks and e-marketing services from Constant Contact, iContact and MailChimp. It’s the only Web-based booking service to marry online scheduling, payment-processing, accounting and e-marketing in one easy-to-use and affordable system, hence its motto, “We Work with What Your Work With.”

Upcoming releases include syncs with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendars and a new user interface.

“Our leading online scheduling software system is the perfect fit for medical facilities and other locations that administer flu shot vaccinations, given the need these sites have for managing numerous appointments and contact information,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “The system also makes it easy to sync with existing software products, thereby making the whole process even easier and highly automated.”

Other tools featured in Appointment-Plus appointment calendar software are:

  • Automated e-mail and text message reminders, which can help administrators better plan their vaccination schedules by decreasing the “no-show rate” by over 50 percent.
  • Robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities that make gathering and organizing vaccination details and contact information a snap.

Among the numerous facilities that currently use Appointment-Plus to schedule their flu shot appointments are:

  • Horizon Wellness Group, Hicksville, NY
  • Town and Country Pediatrics, Chicago
  • Westport Weston Health Department, Westport, Conn.

Appointment-Plus makes it easy to begin accepting online flu-shot appointments by providing each client with their own URL scheduler link and “book now” buttons they can predominately display on their Web sites, social media pages such as Facebook, in newsletters and in e-mail messages. All an interested individual need do is click on the link or button, which will instantly take them to the site’s online scheduler calendar. Once there, the person can view availability and then quickly select and book the appointment, without any action required on the part of the facility.

Because it’s Web-based, Appointment-Plus online business calendar requires only an Internet connection to use, with no downloads, installations or additional hardware required. Pricing begins at $39 per month.

All signups receive a complementary training session with a professional set-up coach during their 15-day free trial period.

“Don’t let your appointment-scheduling bog you down,” La Loggia adds. “Clear up the symptoms of an inefficient scheduling process with Appointment-Plus!”

To learn more about Appointment-Plus online scheduling calendars and how they can simplify your flu-shot scheduling procedures, click here.

About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus is the leading online appointment-scheduling system, serving organizations in 11 countries ranging from one-person businesses to Fortune 500 companies. With over 15 million end users across 100 industries, Appointment-Plus is the preferred scheduler for medical practitioners, healthcare providers, colleges and universities, personal fitness trainers, spas, salons, shipping docks, government agencies, financial institutions, tour operators, and many other types of organizations. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., over 70 million appointments have been booked through Appointment-Plus since its launch in 2001.

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