Are you a decision maker in a medical office or facility? If so, offering patients the most comprehensive level of care within your specialty should be at the forefront of your goals. The ability to get more done in-house can help with productivity, and it can also contribute to overall patient satisfaction. If you do not have an ultrasound machine or if your current machine is stationary or outdated, it may be a good time to consider investing in a portable ultrasound machine. The following are benefits you may see by choosing a portable machine.
People today want to be able to get things done as efficiently as possible. If patients come to your location and have to be referred elsewhere for diagnostic testing, the process may take up a considerable amount of their time. This is because there may be delays in scheduling at the other facility, and patients may not be able to have their ultrasound performed on the same day that they come to your location and get the referral.
If you currently have stationary ultrasound equipment, your patients may be inconvenienced by delays if they have to wait on the room where the machine is located in to become available. Opting for a portable ultrasound machine would allow staff members to move the equipment to patients' rooms as needed. In critical situations that may require immediate imaging such as trauma injuries, portable machines can be set-up at bedside.
Optimal Patient Experience
If your office is a specialty practice, your patients may be anxious about their condition or possible diagnoses. Referring them to another location for an ultrasound may be uncomfortable or increase their anxiety. Performing the ultrasounds in-house would afford them the opportunity to be able to ask questions about the images being captured on the date of the procedure rather having to wait until their next appointment in your office to get those questions answered.
Portable ultrasound machines could allow the scheduling staff at your location to set appointment times in a manner that results in your location being more productive. For example, you could elect to do a certain number of ultrasounds per day or only perform these imaging tests by appointment on certain days. The more productive your office is, the more likely it is that you will be able to offer your services to more patients, which could ultimately mean more revenue for your location.
If your location sometimes experiences circumstances where an ultrasound may be needed unexpectedly, consider investing in a second machine to use as a back-up. Another option would be investing in a pocket ultrasound device for quick viewing.
My name is Shawna Banks and this is a blog that focuses on health issues that affect women. I became interested in women's health when my sister began having medical problems. After her condition worsened, she went to see a doctor. After her diagnosis and successful treatment, I helped her research the different kinds of health conditions that are common in women. By becoming knowledgeable about these types of problems, we can keep ourselves healthier. I hope that when you read this blog, it will help you to identify symptoms that shouldn't be ignored. If necessary, you can schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible.