DoctorBase, a leading mobile solution provider for medical practices, today announced it has surpassed 10,000 doctors on its mHealth-as-a-service platform (mHaaS), a 104 percent increase over the past year. DoctorBase's PANDA software provides medical practices with free and low-cost tools that allow clinicians to interact with patients through smartphones. More than 4.1 million patients now use the service to communicate with their healthcare providers.
The emerging field of mobile health technology lets doctors connect their practices to a growing mobile network of patients and generate additional revenue from electronic communications that had previously gone uncompensated. The average patient sends an electronic message to their doctor 3.2 times per year and office visits that follow a Secure Message or eVisit using mHaaS are 7.2 times more likely to be reviewed positively.
"DoctorBase has become the primary way we differentiate ourselves in our local market by providing true, anywhere access to our existing patients," said Dr. Scott Kramer, an OB-GYN in Fremont, CA. "We've seen a 20 percent increase in office visits since offering our patients the ability to communicate with us via their smartphones."
In addition to mobile messaging, mHaaS provides tools designed specifically for physicians, including search engine optimized content and appointment and billing reminders.
DoctorBase has a patent pending multi-tenant mobile platform and is one of the fastest growing Health 2.0 companies as measured by doctor and patient acquisition. Its mHealth-as-a-Service platform allows patients and healthcare providers to easily communicate through mobile devices with security, auditability and reimbursement. Learn more at www.doctorbase.com