HOUSTON, Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthcare providers have a referral problem. Twenty percent of referrals are never completed, in large part due to the fact that referring patients is a laborious task involving old technologies like fax and follow-up phone calls. Plus, increasing opportunities to strengthen relationships with other local care professionals has become more difficult.
Medifr is the first free open eReferral platform created to solve the current referral problem and help care providers gain the valuable exposure to referring colleagues they need to grow their practices. "In the past, the medical and care communities have been slow to adopt new technologies and it has not only affected their office efficiency but also their ability to grow their business," says Dr. Sean Martin, Director of Health and Technology. "Medifr makes is simple to send, receive and track referrals so providers don't lose business. Plus, it provides a unique way for care providers to gain visibility among their colleagues so they get more referrals and grow their practices."
As the fastest growing free open eReferral platform in the country, Medifr is a Houston start-up with thousands of users in just a few months. Senait Andemicael, Business Manager at Metropolitan Houston Surgery Associates and an early adopter of the platform says, "Medifir has helped our office streamline the referral process tremendously. We are now able to send referrals, receive referrals and update referring physicians on the status of their patient right from our desktop! As a practice manager, I appreciate systems put into place to make workflow more efficient, which in turn benefits the employees, patients and providers."
As a web-based platform, Medifr can be used with any electronic medical record system and does not require software downloads or updates, just a computer or mobile device connected to the internet. "We made Medifr simple from the ground up," says Khanh Phi, CEO of Medifr. "We made it easy to join, easy to get started, and easy to use. And most importantly, we've made it highly effective for care providers to be a part of a network that increases their visibility and provides ways to expand their relationships with other Care Providers that will help them grow."
Medifr is free for healthcare providers and their staff members. Learn more at www.Medifr.com.