Ochsner Health System patients can now use Healthgrades, an online company that rates providers, to book appointments with Ochsner doctors who use the Epic electronic medical record.
Healthgrades, based in Denver, lets consumers check doctors’ patient satisfaction ratings, specialty, experience, sanctions and hospital affiliation, among other things. More than 1 million consumers people visit the site each day.
“It is essential that our patients have the ability to access high-quality care when needed,” said Warner Thomas, Ochsner president and chief executive officer. “When a patient is feeling ill, quick access to care is imperative so that their medical needs can be addressed and patients can get back to living life. Through this partnership, patients can conveniently schedule online appointments with their physician of choice.”