Any large care organization can sign up to use Zocdoc Vaccine Scheduler, free-of-charge, whether they are an existing Zocdoc client or not.
Fremont, CA: Zocdoc, the country’s leading digital healthcare marketplace, introduced Zocdoc Vaccine Scheduler, a new, free service that helps care organizations stage and schedule their employees’ COVID-19 vaccinations. Leveraging its distinctive healthcare booking technology and 13 years of optimizing appointment inventory to accelerate access to care, Zocdoc developed this new service to help America’s hospitals, health systems, and public health entities streamline the logistics surrounding mass vaccination programs.
With Vaccine Scheduler, Zocdoc handles the logistical complexities so these organizations can focus on providing care. Care entities can introduce a screening questionnaire to ensure patients’ eligibility before accessing the scheduling service. Once they are eligible, patients gain access to vaccine scheduling, powered by Zocdoc, where they can select their preferred vaccine appointment site, date, and time and instantly book their appointment online. They will be prompted to immediately book their second dose appointment to take place at the appropriate time on the booking confirmation page.
“Since the start of the pandemic, we have been focused on contributing to public health efforts where we are uniquely positioned to help,” said Oliver Kharraz, M.D., Zocdoc founder & CEO. “With Zocdoc Vaccine Scheduler, we can support America’s vaccine rollout by doing what we do best - using technology to simplify the healthcare experience - so care organizations can focus on what they do best - taking care of patients. We are proud to be able to offer our technology, free-of-charge, to help streamline and accelerate our country’s vaccination program.”
Mount Sinai, which has been working with Zocdoc to improve its patients’ access to care for nearly a decade, is the country’s first health system to go live with Zocdoc Vaccine Scheduler. Zocdoc was able to implement its Vaccine Scheduler for Mount Sinai in under one week, exemplifying how leading care organizations can quickly leverage off-the-shelf solutions to overcome new challenges presented by the pandemic. Mount Sinai implemented Zocdoc Vaccine Scheduler on December 20, 2020, and has already scheduled more than 100,000 vaccine appointments through the service - at a rate of 100 bookings per minute - both for its frontline healthcare employees and for eligible patients in Phase 1B of New York State’s vaccine distribution plan.