The Medical Visit Checklist Builder guides patients through their appointments and improves communications with their doctors, helping them get the care they need.
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA (PRWEB) May 07, 2015
Health AdvocateTM, Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare advocacy and assistance company and a subsidiary of West Corporation, today announced the launch of its new Medical Visit Checklist BuilderTM. This free, online tool enables members to create customized checklists with reminder questions in preparation for a wide range of doctor visits and other medical appointments.
“These checklists are a valuable resource for patients and can help people take a more active role in their healthcare, which is more important in today’s consumer-driven healthcare landscape than ever before,” said Martin Rosen, Executive Vice President, Health Advocate. “The Medical Visit Checklist Builder guides patients through their appointments and improves communications with their doctors, helping them get the care they need.”
For any number of reasons, patients too often return home following a medical appointment and realize they forgot to ask their provider an important question about their care or treatment. By answering a few short, confidential questions about an upcoming visit, the Medical Visit Checklist Builder generates a print-friendly checklist to take along to the appointment. This checklist can help ensure patients are better prepared for their visit, have a clear understanding of important topics related to their care and get the possible outcome.
Health Advocate members also have access to Personal Health Advocates, who can provide further decision support by helping members create a checklist, schedule an appointment or answer any questions they may have before an appointment, in addition to helping resolve a host of healthcare and insurance-related issues.
The checklists are customized to the user’s needs and include questions and tips specific to the type of visit, including, but not limited to:
- Routine checkups and follow-up visits
- Alzheimer’s/dementia care
- Second opinions
- Hospital stay and surgery preparation
- Diagnostic test/procedure
Further, studies show patients may forget up to 80 percent of information that is discussed during their visit, so the checklists also provide a space where patients can write down information discussed with the doctor to improve retention.
The Medical Visit Checklist Builder was created by a team of experienced Health Advocate medical doctors and designed by the company’s marketing team to ensure that each checklist is comprehensive, accurate and beneficial to users. This new tool is available via Health Advocate’s secure member website at no cost to Health Advocate members.
About Health Advocate
Health AdvocateTM, Inc., a subsidiary of West Corporation, is the nation’s leading healthcare advocacy and assistance company, serving more than 10,000 clients, including many of the nation’s largest companies.
Health Advocate’s award-winning Health Advocacy program helps members navigate complex healthcare and insurance-related issues, saving them both time and money. We also offer a suite of complementary solutions, including Wellness Coaching, EAP+Work/Life, Biometric Screening and Data Analytics, Pricing Transparency and Cost Containment programs, among others. Our fully integrated program EmpoweredHealth seamlessly combines our services into a single, convenient solution, helping members efficiently maximize their benefits.
We also leverage the power of pricing transparency, personalized health communications and more to help members make more informed decisions and get more value out of the healthcare system. All supported by a powerful data analytics engine delivering improved health and financial results.
For more information, visit us at http://www.HealthAdvocate.com
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