Dr. Erin Jospe often refers her patients to a certain gastroenterologist for colonoscopies because he is reliable, thorough, works well with patients and follows up with her after the visit.
Lack of provider data, scheduling options impedes care coordination
Jospe, who is an internist in the Boston area, sends patients to him for colonoscopies even though his specialty is pancreatitis, she said.
"He has tremendous expertise in the area of pancreatitis, and I knew I wasn't leveraging his expertise in the best way," said Jospe, who is also chief medical officer at Kyruus, which provides software that allows health systems to display physician profiles and ratings on their site, where the patients can also schedule appointments. "We often don't know the granular clinical focus of other providers in our network and could be missing an opportunity."
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