The Flevo Hospital in the Dutch city of Almere saw rising demands for sms text message notifications to remind patients of appointments. No-shows were high in the hospital and patients increasingly asked to be warned for their appointments some days before it was due.
“Dentists, estate agents and hairdressers were using it and it was strange we were lagging behind”, says Annemei Pattje, teamlead patient contact at Flevo Hospital. “As a hospital, we think it’s a pity that we haven’t done everything in our power to ensure that patient get on their appointments on time.”
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