Solutionreach has announced that it is offering free messaging services via its SR Health platform for hospitals, health systems, and large medical groups to facilitate essential provider-patient COVID-19 communications.
During the week of March 16, Solutionreach delivered more than 50 million messages related to COVID-19, informing patients of special precautions, changes to hours of operation, existing appointment schedules, educational resources, and more.
“As the demand for our service increased last week, we recognized many organizations are left with no solution to reach out to their patients in a timely fashion,” said Josh Weiner, President and CEO of Solutionreach. “Allowing free use of our emergency messaging technology is just one small way we can support the healthcare community during the COVID-19 situation. With the high volume of communications providers are challenged to deliver right now, flexible messaging options that allow for broadcast, group, and one-to-one communication can eliminate confusion, minimize risk within waiting rooms, and provide greater comfort to patients.”
SR Health’s emergency communication services include:
- Broadcast messaging - SR Health can deliver email and text messages to educate and inform patients about the emergency situation. A simple UI tool allows users to create the content and initiate message delivery with a click of a button.
- Text-first group messaging - SR Health can be used to reach out to a specific subset of patients via email, SMS, or automated voice. While many organizations have email messaging today, text messages have 90+% visibility from patients.
- Two-way text messaging – With SR Health, patients have the ability, from the comfort of their home, to text instead of calling in to the office or call center. Multiple staff members can view and respond to patient text messages. Broadcast and group communications can include a phone number for patients to text for further assistance. Two-way text also provides organizations with additional ways to minimize waiting room and check-in traffic. Patients can check-in via text from their vehicles, and staff can reply with a text when it is time for them to see their provider.
- Telehealth integration - SR Health appointment reminders and pre-visit instructions can include links to telemedicine solutions. This allows patients to receive the care they need while maintaining social distancing by not congregating at offices.
In response to the COVID-19 situation, Solutionreach is offering its SR Health emergency communications free to new users for 30 days. Communications can be built and deployed within 48 hours.
Organizations interested in messaging patients can contact the SR Health team HERE.