Online scheduling is one of the features that aim to bring benefits not only to the clinic but also to the patient, who will be able to schedule their appointments with much more convenience, on the day and time that they consider better.

Some time ago we already published an article here on the blog with the main advantages of online scheduling, and another one in which we showed how you can promote it. Online scheduling is an important tool that is available in Ninsaúde's Apolo clinic management software, and if you still don't know how it works, we'll show you! Check out what you need to do to use it.

Just a pause before we continue, did you know that the Ninsaúde Apolo clinic and office management system is perfect for health clinics? We always work with new improvements, and discover exclusive advantages here.

1) Be a client of Ninsaúde's Apolo

To use Ninsaúde Apolo's online scheduling, it is necessary to acquire the license to use the software. Ninsaúde Apolo is a management system for clinics with features that include a medical agenda, electronic medical records, and financial management (like cash flow and income statement) among others. If you are not yet a user of our system, fill out the form and request a demo. To do this, click here.

2) Configure your branches

If your clinic has more than one branch, you can register with Ninsaúde Apolo and configure yourself for those that are available in the online appointment, or not. Also, if you define that a particular branch should be displayed, you can choose to display the logo as well, or not.

3) Configure the register of health professionals

Accessing the register of health professionals it is possible to configure which services and insurances will be accepted in online scheduling.  In this area of the system, a link will be available that should be inserted on the clinic's website, and it will be through it that the patient will be able to make the appointments, which may be through a link from the professional or clinic.

In the link of the professional only, the schedule of that specific professional will be available in the schedule. The clinic link includes all registered professionals who have configured the services and scheduling agreements. You can make this definition for appointments with health insurance, giving priority to private patients.

4) Insert the link on your website or social media

After copying the link, it must be inserted on the clinic's website or blog. This can be done in two ways, one of which is by inserting an IFRAME. This element can stay within the site itself along with the content, and it is similar to the embed of Youtube.

For example, if you want to share a YouTube video on your website, on Youtube you must click on share and IFRAME will be available for you to insert on your website, as shown in the following image:

In the case of Ninsaúde Apolo's online scheduling, the website developer will need to insert an IFRAME similar to the following example:

Let's say your website has a "Who we are" or "Clinical staff" page, with a photo, names of health professionals, and a summary of their specialties. Next to it, you can include a button like "Schedule now".

At the end of all the definitions, your website will be ready to make the appointments for your patients in a practical and safe way. Observe the final result below:

Now that you know how to use Ninsaúde Apolo's online scheduling, just make your settings and enjoy this incredible feature that besides bringing convenience to both sides, you can also increase the number of appointments in your clinic.