DALLAS, June 3, 2021 (Newswire.com) - "America has a great healthcare system, but increasingly, there is one casualty of the system - and that's the physician," says Dr. Mohammed, the creator of VivoDoc. "Private practices are being bought out by large healthcare systems, and physicians who wanted to have their own practice are ending up being employees of hospital systems. Senior physicians, in their 50s and 60s, are often retiring early or pursuing alternate/non-clinical careers due to burnout, taking experienced resources out of the healthcare system much too early. Why is this? Because of decreased reimbursements, increased workload and high overhead costs associated."
Dr. Rahman Mohammed is a Dallas-based emergency medicine physician and has seen several independent practices struggle to survive due to logistical challenges.
"Practices need to be profitable - this is getting increasingly harder. Regulations are reducing reimbursement from patient care services. Physicians now need to see more patients to generate the same income as earlier. Physicians need to maximize their marketing efforts to be discovered and accessible to patients. Physicians spend up to two hours a day on ancillary aspects of running their practice, such as marketing, managing multiple vendors, documentation, staffing, reimbursements, and so on - this distracts them from their core activity, which is patient care - and in several cases, leaves them overworked, causes less professional satisfaction which leads to burnout," says Dr. Mohammed.
Not satisfied with existing solutions in the market, Dr. Mohammed decided to build one single "all-in-one," integrated, modern, user-friendly platform using AI and ML to connect patients with providers. We access physicians' existing EHR, and patients can now make appointments directly in physicians' calendars after eligibility verification. To make healthcare affordable and accessible for patients, we provide guidance to choose the right type of care at the time they need the most. We bring price transparency, ease of scheduling, real-time appointments, and help them find providers in the network. We provide insurance verification as well as direct pay options for those who don't have insurance. Patients can choose HIPAA compliant telemedicine, as well as in-person appointments if desired and complete all paperwork from their home.
"I talked to physicians all over the country about what the platform would do and received lots of interest and enthusiasm - in fact, some went ahead to invest in the company and are now shareholders," says Dr. Mohammed. "The idea is to provide convenience, save time and money."
You can save up to 80% in costs with VivoDoc when compared to existing products and save up to four hours per week.
VivoDoc launches soon and doctors interested to explore it can sign up on www.vivodoc.com.