SMS Patient Scheduling Services Impact the Challenge of "No Shows"

TRI Parent Company AdTel International launches powerful new SMS Patient Scheduling Software and Service. Decreases "No Shows" by forty percent in recent study.

Dallas, TX, October 07, 2009 --( SMS patient scheduling services, or patient text messaging autoreminders, are beginning to make effective changes in the challenge of reducing "no shows". SMS patient scheduling software and services have turned patients cell phones into handy reminders of upcoming appointments with no effort on the part of the patient. A passive reminder, makes the difference in having a "no show" rate of ten percent versus the industry standard of twenty five percent "no shows".

"Every health care professional's practice already has too many demands on its time," says Ross Manley, Chief Operations Officer of AdTel International. "The economy has really made staffing a challenge and budgets are tight. This is the type of situation where automation is absolutely necessary for successful practices," says Manley referring to the number of patients missing appointments due to economic strains. However, the patient rarely informs the practice of their intent to miss the appointment. "This failure to call in costs your practice an incredible amount of money," Manley continues. "And, with a reminder and confirmation notice through a SMS patient scheduling service, it's totally avoidable."

AdTel's SMS Patient Scheduling service is known as DoctorConnect, a service which integrates into most current patient scheduling software systems. DoctorConnect automatically reminds patients via text message two days and then two hours before appointments. "DoctorConnect can remind patients at any time interval, actually, as the practice deems appropriate. If the practice wants to send out reminders at different times, its completely programmable with just a few clicks. DoctorConnect can also act as a reminder for yearly checkups, practice promotions or even to wish the patient Happy Birthday," adds Manley.

DoctorConnect is available for personal demonstration by contacting She may also be reached at 1-800-44-ADTEL.

Catherine Sampels