Be Accessible. Be Available.
In today’s fast-paced world, the key to attracting new patients – or retaining current ones – is availability. With 45% of patients attending another clinic when their regular practice has no online availability, switching to HealthEngine’s Online Booking System gives the power to your patients and an instant boost to your bookings.
Convenience is Key
Power up your current practice management system with our integrated Online Booking System. Patients can book appointments quickly and easily via your website or Facebook page 24/7. With 54% of Online Bookings made after hours, your online booking system keeps working well after you’ve closed the doors.
Online Booking System Benefits:
- Accept bookings 24/7 via your website or Facebook page
- Reduced phone traffic
- Customisable booking options
- Monthly activity reporting
- Reduced errors made via traditional booking methods
- Saved time and money by reducing the front desk staff workload
how it works
5 Simple Steps to Online Booking Success
Designed to deliver a complete end to end experience, patients will love the convenience of online booking while your front-desk team will love the reduced workload.
Patients search online for your practice to make an appointment
Your patients choose from available appointments published through your Online Booking System
When a patient makes a booking it’s instantly reflected in your practice management system
Your patient automatically receives a reminder before their appointment, giving them the option to confirm, cancel and reschedule
Your patient is sent a post-consult survey to give feedback on their experience
Frequently Asked Questions
About Online Booking System
HealthEngine’s Online Booking System works by reading your appointment book and displaying your available appointments online in real-time. Only those appointments that match the criteria defined by your practice at the time of installation will be displayed.
We read your appointments through a piece of software called the ‘Appointment Connector’ which we install on your practice server. The Appointment Connector allows us to scan and read your appointment book to detect your available appointments and publish them online in real-time. When an appointment is booked by a patient online, the Appointment Connector scans your patient records, looking at the patient’s name, mobile number, and date of birth only, to see if the patient is existing. If it finds a matching record, it will add the booking to your appointment book – or create a new patient record if no match is found – and remove appointment slot online so it is no longer visible.
When a patient has successfully completed a booking, it will be automatically populated into your appointment book, together with the patient’s name and contact details. A booking made via the online booking system can be identified by an ‘HE’ symbol. For non-integrated practices, you will receive an email notification of bookings.
No; HealthEngine’s Online Booking System is designed to fit your practice needs and requirements. It works by mirroring your appointment book, so whoever looks after your PMS is still in control of the booking system. We only read your appointment book for availability and add appointments when they are booked. We do not store or share any data or make any changes to your appointment book.
When a patient initiates a booking, they start by selecting the practitioner they’d like to see, followed by the appointment type. Each appointment type will have a default appointment length as set up during your online booking system install. The length of each appointment type is customised by you depending on your doctors’ preferences. This means that you are in complete control of how long a patient can book an appointment for.
Managing Your Account
No; any existing patient of yours who books via any HealthEngine online booking channel (including the website plugin on your website, HealthEngine.com.au, or the app) is free of charge to you. Only when we deliver a brand new patient to your practice via our Patient Connect product will we charge a one-off fee for introducing that patient to your clinic for all future consultations.
HealthEngine uses patient information to provide and facilitate online booking services and to communicate with patients about those services (appointment reminders, for example).
We take all reasonable steps to protect personal information from misuse, interference, and loss from unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure, including physical security to our business premises and procedures such as password protection, encryption, and site monitoring, for example.