To improve the ease and efficiency of patients’ hospital experiences, MedWest Health System is now offering patients the option of pre-registering for services online at www.medwesthealth.org.
After visiting MedWest’s website and clicking on a tab on the right-hand side of the page labeled “Patient Pre-Registration,” patients are directed to links that let them pre-register for services at Med- West-Haywood in Clyde, MedWest-Harris in Sylva, MedWest-Swain and MedWest-Franklin.
Through MedWest’s online pre-registration forms, patients can provide basic information about themselves and details about their emergency contacts, health insurance and treating physicians.
Patients who can pre-register online include those who are having outpatient surgery planned in advance, outpatient diagnostic tests planned in advance (such as MRI scans or X-rays), routine lab services and planned inpatient services, said Sherry A. Keck, assistant vice president for Patient Financial Services for MedWest Health System.
Patients using the online pre-registration must do so at least 24 hours in advance of their planned services.
MedWest rolled out this service system-wide to help reduce patients’ wait times and shorten their time on hospital campuses, Keck said. It also allows MedWest to verify information in advance.
Learn more about MedWest at www.medwesthealth.org.