June 16, 2010 — DocGreet Inc. is helping doctors communicate with each other to find new solutions to patient care and healthcare issues, through its website DocGreet.com.
DocGreet is a social media site exclusively for doctors, with marketing tools to keep their patients informed and connected. Enrollment is free, but doctors must be verified via their medical license before they are able to sign up.
“With all the concerns and lack of communication in the healthcare industry, we wanted to create a place for the doctors to be able to collaborate and voice their opinion, while still serving the patients on the other end,” said Shane Porter, CEO, DocGreet Inc.
Doctors can use DocGreet to consult with their colleagues by simply downloading images, posting questions, publications, or research. The social media aspect of DocGreet is completely confidential and unseen by anyone who is not a verified licensed healthcare provider, so there are no worries of being seen by the general public, or having your social interactions made public.
Doctors can generate finances in their downtime by giving their opinion to patients, about nonemergency cases. They can also get paid for answering their current patient’s questions, while increasing the quality of care through communication and patient education.
The premium account features a “patient view” profile with additional marketing tools to keep their patients informed. The web profile allows doctors to post blogs, website changes, news, research, and articles that are instantly visible and searchable to any patients.
Also included is an e-mail marketing system that allows doctors to stay in contact with their patients, keeping them informed of everything from national and local healthcare reforms, to changes in the office. Patients can keep in touch with their doctors by signing up for their e-mail notifications that alert them of office, insurance, and medication releases or warnings.
Patients can also see their doctor’s research, articles, or blogs right from their doctor’s Web page. For a fee — usually less than a co-pay — patients can avoid the long waits to see their doctors by the “Ask a Question” feature, where they can ask their doctors a nonemergency medical question and be able to get a response from their physician or specialist.
Patient questions are posted and answered in a secure dialog format, that only the patient and doctor can see. Patients can also upload digital images and records, or simply give the doctor the link to their electronic medical record profile.
Source: DocGreet Inc., www.DocGreet.com