Secure Messaging Saves you Money-
Read on to find out how Medical-Objects can help substantially reduce your yearly costs by utilising Secure Electronic Messaging within your practice.
Receive Only Savings
Traditional Receiving Costs
By utilising Medical-Objects Secure Messaging at your practice you can eliminate all costs associated with traditional Receiving methods. Think of the costs associated with the following.
- Fax/Copier Paper
- Admin Time to handle incoming Mail/Faxes
- Admin Time to Scan or Copy incoming Mail/Faxes into your System
Cost Analysis Scenario for Receiving with Medical-Objects
Let’s imagine a practice receives a referral by post. Think of the time it would take to open the mail, place in scanner, scan the referral, import into patient file in practice software. File original paper document. 10 mins a letter? At $17 an hour you are paying $2.83 in admin costs to process a letter.
Consider a practice who receives 40-50 faxes a day. Transferring those faxes into digital copies in your practice software would effectively use a whole staff member for the whole day. Imagine how much better that time could be spent attending to your patients or answering calls while Medical-Objects delivers that referral directly into your Practice Software, allowing it to be matched to a patient in the click of a button.
*Practice costs sourced from South East Alliance of GP’s Cost benefit analysis of secure Messaging (Medical Objects) document from November 2008. (Source)
Traditional Sending Costs
By utilising Medical-Objects Secure Messaging at your practice you can eliminate all costs associated with traditional sending methods. Think of the costs associated with the following.
- Printer Ink/Toner Cartridges
- Stamp Prices (60c per Letter)
- Admin Time to send a letter/fax
- Follow-Up Phone Calls to check Delivery
Using Medical-Objects allows the GP, Specialist or Allied Health user to send letters or referrals directly from all Major Practice Management Systems or even Microsoft Word DIRECTLY into the recipients Practice Management System. Eliminating the need for all of the above costs! You are even provided with a full REAL-TIME audit trail which can detail when the letter has been delivered to the practice or even Imported into the receiving software.
Cost Analysis Scenario for Sending with Medical-Objects
20c Sheet of Letterhead Paper (based on $99 per 500 sheets)
25c Envelope ($500 for 2000 envelopes)
That’s a cost of $1.05 per letter sent. That’s not including consumable costs such as ink, or even admin costs. Imagine the time it takes to print the letter, print the label, place in envelope. Post the letter. Let’s say 5mins per letter. At $17 an hour (award rate) it’s costing you 85c in admin costs alone per letter. A total of approx.$1.90 for every letter sent.
‘This doesn’t affect me because I fax my letters’
Admin time to print letter, create cover letter, fax document, file receipt. Approx. 6 mins per fax. 10 faxes an hour at $17 per hour equals $1.70 in admin time alone to fax a letter. Add 30c to 50c for the price of the fax transmission and you are paying even more to fax than you are to post!
- Still think you are using the most cost efficient way of sending?
- Does post or fax give you the peace of mind of a full audit trail?
- Or will you spend even more money calling the recipient to see whether they received your letter?
Letters sent through Medical-Objects can be transmitted in Real Time to the recipient and in their practice software within moments of you sending the report!
Competitor Cost Comparison for GP’s
|Messaging Vendor||Yearly Subscription Fee||Setup Cost||Reinstall Cost|
|Medical-Objects||$250 Per Practice per year
|Competitor 1||$141 per GP per year, capped at 12||Extra – $250 before install or $350 afterwards||Extra – $250 before install or $350 afterwards|
|Competitor 2||$286 per GP per year||Included||Unclear|
¹ Graphs and graph information was sourced from Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local’s (Formerly GP Partners) Secure Messaging Infosheet which can be found here.
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