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OnBoard ID is a software that minimizes and organizes patient paperwork prior to appointments, including medical history and consent to retrieve patient records from other providers.

OnBoardID is an affordable, easy-to-use patient-onboarding/intake software that could eliminate excessive intake paperwork, improve efficiency and save costs in the long run.

 

Medtech Innovations
Collaborators: Phillip Chao  & Ayae Yamamoto 

 

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Challenge: A way to minimize patient paperwork prior to appointments, including medical history and consent to retrieve patient records from other providers.

“Have you ever wondered whether your 15-minute face to face time with your doctor is worth the 2-hour spent waiting, driving, and providing information?”

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Common Problems

  • Repetitive paperwork for new patients/annual visits
  • Paper is then scanned and entered into computer
  • Misfilings
  • Time and energy wasted
  • Fewer patients for appt = loss in revenues
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Doctors are spending as much time writing or typing about patients as they do seeing them.

Studies show that filling out patient paperwork takes up as much as a third of a doctor’s workday.

This paperwork burden contributes to deteriorating professional morale and can also result in dangerous fatigue-induced error

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Our Solution

  • Minimizes paperwork
  • Simplifies appointment process for both patients and doctors
  • Less wait time for patients
  • More efficient doctor-patient times during office visits
  • Easy electronic co-pay solution through the app
  • Doctor’s notes for the patient can be sent to a secure cloud
  • for viewing anywhere in the world.

An affordable, easy-to-use patient-onboarding/intake software that could eliminate excessive intake paperwork, improve efficiency and save costs in the long run.

Target Market

  • Independently owned primary care clinics
  • Optometry clinics
  • Dental clinics
  • Specialty clinics

Risk and Challenges

  • Secure storage of patient/confidential data
  • Providers may not be willing to adapt to new technology
  • Bugs and technical challenges in the early stage
  • Customer satisfaction

In the US, there are currently

  • 92,000 primary care solo practices [3]
  • 14,000-16,000 independently owned optometry clinics [4]
  • 55,350 dental firms with less than 10 employees [5]





Reference: [3] Bodenheimer, T, Pham, H. “Primary Care: Current Problems and Proposed Solutions.” Health Affairs. 29(5). May 2010. Pp. 799-805. [4] American Optometric Association. “State of the Optometric Profession: 2013.” 2013. https://www.aoa.org/Documents/news/state_of_optometry.pdf. Accessed 10 June 2017.[5] Wall, Thomas; Guay, Albert. “Very Large Dental Practices Seeing Significant Growth in Market Share.” Health Policy Institute. August 2015.

Technology

  • Patient on-boarding is digitized
  • Electronic health history questionnaire and other forms are online
  • Inherent design makes the user experience much better than competitors
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Competitors

  • Mayo Clinic App
  • Kaiser Permanente App
  • Big health systems with an intricate EMR system in place
  • Cost of implementing EMR = $165k + $85k in the first year = $250k per clinic [2]

Reference: 2. Fleming NS, Culler SD, McCorkle R, Becker ER, Ballard DJ."The financial and nonfinancial costs of implementing electronic health records in primary care practices." Health Affairs. 30(3). March 2011. pp. 481-489

Sales and Distribution

  • Monthly subscription-based service
  • Incentivize providers with 30-day free trial
  • Flyers mailed out to providers in independent clinics
  • Google Ads
  • Higher fees for customized forms, larger practices, pro features, and specialty clinics, etc.
  • Referral program

Next Steps

  • Prototype of the software has been completed
  • Low-cost solution for independent clinics
  • Potential to capture a large market share
  • Beta testing in progress soon.

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