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25Sep/120 Redefines Medical Appointment Reminders

Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 02, 2012

Denver-based BlueTree, Inc. announces the launch of, an automated messaging service for doctors, dentists and other professionals who require an easy-to-use, self-managed solution for patient/client appointment reminder calls and text messages.

Signaling a shift from typical solutions which are known for high startup costs and steep learning curves, was built to be so simple to use that a customer can begin dialing recipients within minutes of signing up.

Our goal is to simplify sending appointment reminders: upload a list of people to call, schedule a time to begin dialing and youre done. said James Edwards, Bluetree CEO.

To put this in perspective, Edwards used the example of a busy medical practice slotting 50 appointments a day. The cost of manually dialing patients to remind them of appointments can be as high as $ 1,000 a monthProhibitive for most physicians. Contrast that with a comparable subscription at only $ 99 a month.

There is also the added benefit of rescuing appointments with patients who might otherwise forget them. A recent study by the Medical Group Management Associationan umbrella group for practice management professionalsrevealed that thriving medical practices have reduced no-shows from an average of 23% to less than 10% by implementing automated phone and/or text message-based patient reminders. Additionally, staff utilization improved significantly by ensuring a steady flow of clinic visits.

Unlike other process-driven providers, is self-managing which gives users a high level of independence. A new customer starts with a basic message template that can be personalized through a variety of options. Patient/client data is easily retrieved from practice management or other software and scheduled at MultiMinder.coms web-based Control Panel. The user then schedules a time to begin making calls. When dialing completes, an informative graphical report is available with details of each call. Customers are only charged for messages that are successfully delivered.

Low cost and ease-of-use are not normally associated with automated reminder calls, Edwards said. If just one automated call saves a medical practice an appointment that might otherwise be missed, it begins to pay for itself. The problem has been that using these solutions is just too much of a hassle. was expressly designed to correct that.

Not limited to just the medical industry, reminders are easily adaptable to a variety of other uses; for example, end-of-lease, hotel room reservation, spa appointments, and meeting event reminders. Monthly plans start at $ 29, with low per-message costs. There are no setup fees or service contractsrare for the industryand customers can increase, decrease or cancel a plan at any time.

A no obligation free trial offer allows anyone to send reminders for up to a month with 50 free credits. Personalized training is also free to ensure that new customers are taking full advantage of the service. Since the service is entirely web-based, there is no software to install or maintain.

The market potential for outbound automated messaging via phone and texting continues to impress. In a 2010 report by DMG Consulting of West Orange, NJ, growth was estimated at 15% per year for the remainder of this decade.

Edwards commented: BlueTree is ideally situated to take advantage of this growth. Older messaging systems rely on software and hardware that can be expensive to install and maintain. They also require a great deal of training. Those systems are now being replaced by smarter, more flexible and affordable products such as Our services also appeal to a much wider audience that until now viewed automated messaging as out of reach.

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About BlueTree, Inc.

The BlueTree team has decades of combined experience creating telephony products and web-based services for a variety of industries. Based in Colorados Denver Technology Center, they are actively developing other messaging solutions.

8101 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 750, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Press contact: Adam Lambert-Gorwyn

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