DocMeIn is an application that offers an appointment scheduling service for private medical practices. The application works with any type of private practice and requires no installation because it is entirely web-based. Through DocMeIn, users can communicate with patients and other practices to better manage their time. DocMeIn sends an email to the patient each time a new appointment is scheduled. This message asks the patient to confirm or cancel the appointment. Users can review the practice calendar to see upcoming appointments. The calendar utilizes a drag and drop interface that is very simple to learn. The application also includes a calendar integration feature that sends a machine-readable attachment with the appointment notification. This attachment allows the patient to add the appointment to their email calendar without entering the appointment specifics.
DocMeIn was founded in 2009. Based out of Mountain View, California, the application provides physicians with an efficient way to manage their appointments. The application is intended to cut back on the time required to manage schedules and make it easier for patients to confirm or cancel their appointments. This can translate to fewer missed appointments and a better experience for both doctor and patient. Today many users have implemented DocMeIn as a way to manage their time.
DocMeIn is focused on users in the health care industry. The application offers a specialized service that enables physicians to better manage their schedules. DocMeIn also allows the doctor to provide a modern convenience for their patients.
DocMeIn has a very neat, clean design that utilizes a blue and white color scheme. This works very well given the medical nature of the application. The practice calendars add additional colors, such as green and red, to help the user quickly see appointments and available time slots.
A new medical practitioner can sign up for DocMeIn by clicking the blue “Join” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The user is asked for their prefix and name, email address, password and optional primary practice specialty. After completing the form, the user can click the blue “Sign Up” button at the bottom of the page. After doing so, the user is advised that they must check their email for a confirmation message that must be accessed to complete registration.
The cost of DocMeIn is another benefit to using the application. Doctors and patients can use the application for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for doing so. The application includes access to all current features when the user creates an account. The site does mention that there are plans for additional premium features to be added in the future. These include options like SMS features and voice reminders. No further details have been provided as far as how much the additional features will cost.
DocMeIn is a great tool for doctors or anyone who manages patients for a medical practice. The application is simple, easy to use and best of all, free. Users can stay in touch with patients and quickly adjust schedules to fully utilize their in office hours.