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What is a Patient Referral?

As a healthcare provider, you want to provide your patients with the best possible care. This often means referring them to specialists that can take care of their individual needs. Until recently, a patient referral was just a piece of paper: easy to lose or misplace. This is difficult when moving someone from primary to secondary care, but can become especially difficult when moving someone from secondary to tertiary care.

The Benefits of Patient Referral Software

Today we have patient referral software to help solve this problem for both patients and healthcare networks. Using patient referral software helps ensure that no one slips through the cracks. Whether it’s a referral to a dermatologist, ophthalmologist, orthopedic surgeon, or any other specialist, referral software can help track referrals and ensure the patient is giving the best quality care.

Fibroblast: A Patient Referral System

Using the Fibroblast patient referral system benefits both the accountable care organization and the patient. ACO’s benefit from reduced patient leakage and increased in-network referrals, and patients benefit from higher levels of engagement, easy access to electronic health records, and a more streamlined referral process.