Doctors are always occupied in their quest to make society healthier every day. The workload medical professionals and doctors take up on a daily basis is monumental, to say the least. There is a seemingly endless stream of paperwork to file, and documentation to check, which can put even the most experienced doctors behind on their schedule.
They should be out saving lives because only they are capable of this daunting task, instead of spending their precious time on documentation. Thankfully, a Virtual Assistant can be the solution to the disorder. A VA can manage a doctor’s daily administrative tasks, which will enable them to attend to patients without any distraction.
Below listed are some activities that doctors can outsource to a Virtual Assistant
Answering phone calls
Attending the phone is a crucial task in any medical facility, be it scheduling appointments, following up on patients or transferring any urgent calls to the concerned department. A Virtual Assistant can take care of these tasks seamlessly.
Scheduling daily tasks
A Virtual Assistant is well-equipped to schedule daily tasks for doctors and other medical personnel working in the facility. They can coordinate with the employees and doctors to provide them with their daily tasks and follow-up with any updates. They can follow-up with patients on prescription delivery, insurance verification and basically any administrative task to ensure uninterrupted medical services for patients. This will allow smooth operations for the clinic/facility.
Data management and Billing
Most doctors and medical professionals have switched to electronic medical records in recent times. A Virtual Assistant can take up the task of updating the records on a daily basis with latest prescriptions and invoices. They can also take care of generating invoices and ensuring delivery to the concerned patients.
A recent survey conducted by a technological giant on doctors in the US has revealed that a majority of them are in dire need of support staff to ease their workload. Doctors also expressed that a VA could provide them with timely updates regarding patient engagements.
In another shocking revelation made by The Association of American Medical Colleges, they have predicted that there will be a shortage of licensed physicians to cater to the ever-increasing number of patients in the US. This is due to a number of factors, of which rising life expectancy rates and population are major examples. Pertaining to these findings, in the coming month’s doctors will have more and more patients to attend. In such a scenario, having a Virtual Assistant as support staff to manage all the administrative and documentation assignments is a boon for them.