If a patient wishes to enrol at a GP clinic in New Zealand, in most clinics, the patient would have to obtain an enrolment pack from the clinic, fill out the forms by hand, and return them to the clinic. This process can be time-consuming and inconvenient for patients and can result in additional administrative work for clinic staff who have to manually enter the information into the clinic's patient management system (PMS).
The most common digitising process is putting the enrolment form on their website, allowing patients to download and print the form at home. Patients can then fill out the form by hand and either scan and email it back to the clinic. This approach may not work for all patients, particularly those who do not have access to a printer or scanner, or those who may struggle with technology. Additionally, it can still be a manual process for clinics to enter the information into their PMS.
IntelliMed's online enrolment forms are easy for patients to fill out and reduce the time clinic staff spend enroling patients.