Technical Level: Easy
One of the greatest features of ClockwiseMD's online scheduling is the ability for an online patient to select a visit time from a range of options, then be able to wait at home or run errands until such time as it is necessary to head to the clinic. Walk-in patients, on the other hand, have typically had to walk in, register, and then endure possible lengthy waits. The leave-and-come-back option allows walk-in patients to enjoy some of the same freedom and flexibility as is enjoyed by the online patient.
If wait times increase past a pre-defined threshold (by default, 30 minutes), two new buttons appear on the check-in kiosk, giving the patient a choice to either stay and wait in the wait room - or - he/she can provide a cell phone number and a number of minutes to be notified before the visit time, and leave to return home, run errands, or grab a cup of coffee. Once the number of minutes before the visit is reached, the patient will receive a text message reminding them that it's now time to return to the clinic for their visit.
The option can be enabled in the following locations, in order of ease:
In the new settings page:
Advanced Settings > Patient-Facing Settings In-Clinic > Check-In Kiosk > New Walkin Form > • Use Two-Button Leave Option
** be sure and click Save Changes to preserve your changes
In Team Admin:
• Use Two-Button Leave Option
** be sure and scroll to the bottom of the hospital page and click Save to preserve your changes
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