IDScan.net Partners with N.O. Startup to Create Vaccine Scheduling App
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans-based tech company IDScan.net – primarily a developer of identity verification and information gathering technologies – has partnered with local startup Text Hotline to create a text message application that helps health providers schedule vaccination appointments. The SMS text message technology is designed to automate the scheduling process by finding open appointment times and available vaccine inventories.
“Text Hotline is a scalable, cost-effective solution that completely automates the process, freeing up staff resources,” said Denis Petrov, IDScan.net CEO in a press release. “With text messaging, we’re leveraging a tool that some 97% of Americans use daily and prefer over online forms and phone calls. This translates to higher rates of adoption, and ultimately, more shots in arms.”
Text Hotline allows those seeking vaccine appointments to scan a QR code or text a local number to begin the automated process. Then they can provide information and schedule an appointment via text. IDScan.net said the tool speeds up the process for patients as well as providers. After the appointment, Text Hotline can automatically send reminders, notifications and surveys.
“When we talked to vaccine providers, they validated the need for a solution that lowered their call volume and was more convenient for both them and their customers,” said Travis Laurendine, the founder and CEO of Text Hotline. “We developed Text Hotline to ease their pains and make as many Americans one 60-second text message exchange away from a vaccine appointment.”
In January, IDSCan.net announced a partnership with VAXSYS Technologies Inc. to create technology that will track vaccinations.