For release: March 6, 2014
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In an effort to make health and wellness easier and more accessible, Akron General has launched Schedule ME, a free web-based appointment scheduling software that offers the ability to request an appointment 24/7. This tool allows new patients to easily search, compare and book an appointment with almost any physician in less than 30 seconds.
New patients simply visit physicians.akrongeneral.org, select “Schedule ME” or search for a provider who offers online scheduling. Select “Schedule ME” from that physicians profile and click on their preferred time and date. Enter the requested information into the simple online request form. Confirm their appointment either by replying to an email or by phone. Patients will also receive an appointment reminder 24 hours prior to your appointment time.
A number of Akron General affiliated physicians have adopted the technology to provide convenient, online appointment scheduling for their patients. In the future Akron General plans to add more doctors, outpatient services and locations to the tool. The Schedule ME tool is powered by HealthPost, a provider of cloud-based health care search and booking solutions.
For more information visit akrongeneral.org.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System, an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic, is a not-for-profit health care organization that has been improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves since 1914. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the fifth best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more than 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit www.akrongeneral.org.