On Tuesday 23 January 2018, Medici, the app designed for doctors by doctors and looks to change how doctors and patients communicate, announced the launch of Colleague Chat. The new feature allows doctors to easily communicate with peers, filling a primary need to facilitate collaboration in reaching the highest standard of patient care.
With this feature, doctors can now invite their peers to communicate securely on Medici to discuss shared patients, verify treatment options, provide or solicit second opinions, generate new referrals into a specialty practice and more, improving patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Peer-to-peer communication is vital to provide the excellent care patients expect and deserve. Primary Care Physicians often need access to specialists to verify patient care options and to attain better insights into the appropriate management plan for patients with challenging healthcare situations. In addition, less experienced health workers can access support from colleagues to validate the course of patient treatment and better serve the needs of their patients. Collaboration also plays a crucial role in the reduction of medical errors.
Medici is a value-add to patients and doctors alike, offering an immediate cost and time saving to the patient and a more balanced work life for the doctor. With 54% of doctors reporting they are “burned out” and 80% feeling “overextended,” the Medici app helps address these issues by increasing the opportunity for more flexible scheduling and better continuity of patient care.
“We could not be more excited to revolutionize communication between doctors and their patients,” says Medici Founder, Dr. Clint Phillips. “It’s just one of the many ways we will continue to make doctors’ lives easier and more secure while finding ways for them to earn from their expertise.”
Doctors can start communicating with their peers on Medici by downloading the Medici for Doctors app for free via the App Store or Google Play.