The Exchange is launching an email service which encourages GPs to complete medical reports for protection policies' underwriting through a new online administration system.
Called, eGPR - electronic General Practitioner Report – the service is designed to speed up and cut down the entire protection policy underwriting process – as well as cut the risk of policy cancellations – by sending an email directly from the life office to the GP and requesting the complete the required paperwork online.
An electronic link for a medical report will be sent by email to the GP which then gives access to an electronic patient consent form - which is completed by the customer when they apply for a policy – asking the medic to log-in to the Exchange portal from their practice, complete the report and necessary checks on screen and send it back to the provider electronically.
This should help providers to make quicker underwriting decisions and eliminate the risk of errors – where the author’s handwriting might be illegible on paper-based reports.
Primary Care Technologies is working with the Exchange to develop the software and associated GP helpdesk, but previously developed HealthCentral a system which already has an interface with medical practitioners.
eGPR conforms to the security, content and ethical requirements of the British Medical Association.
At least 150 of the UK's largest GP practices - representing one million patients - have already signed up ahead of its launch.
Software is expected to go live later in the year but has already been approved by the Association of British Insurers.IFAonline
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