Doctors Go Viral: vSling Video Testimonial Tool offers Doctors Access to New Channels for Acquiring Patients

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) December 4, 2008

Smile Reminder, the nation’s leading comprehensive patient communication service, unveiled the latest in industry technology today at Javits Center in New York City. vSling – a digital tool for capturing and distributing video testimonials can be used to easily upload video patient testimonials onto popular platforms such as YouTube, Google Videos and Yahoo! Video. This new tool provides doctors with an effective business strategy for increasing new patient acquisition and search engine visibility.

vSling allows doctors from many industries (dermatologists, plastic surgeons, dentists, and eye care professionals are a few common examples) to capitalize on the emerging new media trend that has essentially refocused the way businesses cater to consumers, specifically dental patients. As the most recent addition to the Smile Reminder Platform, this patent pending technology enables a practice to capture patient video testimonials and instantly distribute them across the web’s many video sharing sites including YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Videos, AOL Video and Truveo. A new report from Reston-based market research Comscore confirmed YouTube as the second most widely-used search engine, showing that video has become a crucial addition to any Internet marketing strategy. Demonstrations of this new technology are currently being shown at

“Most healthcare offices are driven by word-of-mouth and patient satisfaction, and vSling allows our subscribers just that,” says Jim Higgins, CEO of Smile Reminder. “By harnessing new media, Smile Reminder is able to solidify a practice’s presence and does so on a much larger and more effective scale.”

vSling is not only expected to drive new patients and revolutionize the way doctors use technology to boost their practice, but is also predicted to enhance confidence in the doctor and his/her staff. With the installation of a webcam at a practice’s front desk, patients are able to record testimonials as they come and go from their appointments. Patients are also able to access the recording tools from home and/or any place with an internet connection. Smile Reminder then automatically codes the recorded video clips with relevant search titles and words and then publishes them to the web. These testimonials are easily found by people searching for doctors in their local area.

If a potential new patient performs a search for doctors in Austin, Texas, the returned results will likely include a barrage of patient video testimonials all giving personal feedback about their experience with their doctor. The vSling tool essentially produces hundreds of commercials – broadcast free of charge across the globes largest platform.

“I can’t wait to get this new technology into my practice,” says Dr. Ron Kaminer of Long Island New York. “I love the idea of having my current patients do word-of-mouth advertising on the Internet. Personal testimonials and referrals are the most effective way I can acquire new patients.”

The features in the Smile Reminder service allow offices to streamline their daily routine and strengthen doctor/patient relationships through the following personalized features: automated appointment reminders and confirmations, cancellation notices, birthday messages, e-newsletters, e-surveys, prospect marketing and custom promotions, patient recall/recare, patient referrals and even an online portal where patients can pay bills, request new appointments, exchange secure messages as well as download photos, x-rays, and office forms.

The launch of vSling adds a new-media marketing tool that will drive new patient acquisition via the Internet.

About Smile Reminder

Smile Reminder, the pioneer in text and email messaging to patients, is the clear leader in providing patient communication and interaction solutions for health-care providers.

Smile Reminder has been recognized by national media outlets, including, Fox Business and The Wall Street Journal, while also receiving top industry accolades including Townie Choice Award for Best Desktop Application (2005, 2006 & 2007); Utah 100 Top 15; UV Entrepreneurial Forum; and the Top 20 Under 5 (2001, & 2005).

Smile Reminder’s patent-pending solution enables practices to increase revenue, streamline efficiencies and build patient loyalty. Based on purpose-driven technology, Smile Reminder equips practices with a “high-tech” solution that does not sacrifice the “high-touch” personalization when communicating with patients. Smile Reminder messaging solutions include every type of personalized patient e-communication including appointment reminders, confirmations, recare/recall, new patient referrals, birthday wishes, holiday wishes, surveys, newsletters, customized promotions and more. Smile Reminder enhances its messaging solution with, an online patient interaction suite. Patients can now interact with their provider online in a secure environment to pay bills, view patient images, send secure messages, download forms, and more.

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