Head to Head Comparison: eLink & wellevate
E-Technology of everyday use could be loosely defined as the machines we use coupled with the software that drives their character and usage, facilitating communication, creativity, commerce, etc.
This definition however, would not have been accurate even ten years ago. How many of you had a phone, another device for listening to music, another for scheduling your day (remember Palm Pilots?) and I know at some point in time most of you had a pager/beeper… you know who you are!
The point of all this is that technology evolves, and sometimes very rapidly.
There are many “laws” associated with technological growth: Moore’s law, which is really more of an observation that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles roughly every two years—this is simply translated into growths in capacity (storage or processing) and speed. Or Lehman’s multiple laws of software evolution; which in a nutshell conveys that the need for functional change in any software system is inevitable, and it’s not the result of any failure or lack in original design or implementation…simply a sign of the need for continual rejuvenation in an iterative process.
This is the background story to one of our most frequently asked questions, why is Emerson offering “a new” online dispensary?
The simplest of answers is “you”; practitioners who use or who are looking to use an online dispensary have been sharing their vision of what they would like, need and use with an online dispensary.
You asked, we listened—Here are some of the differences between eLink and wellevateSM:
The ability or attribute of software to appropriately scale across the different hardware platforms routinely utilized today (computer, tablet, smartphone) is called “responsive” technology. Most search engines, like Google, actually drop your SEO ranking (search engine optimization) if your website isn’t responsive. (Check with your practice website programmer!) You have asked for the ability to access your online dispensary across your many devices, and wellevateSM enables this process by being fully responsive.
While eLink offers you a storefront, wellevateSM has more features for your practitioner storefront landing page—including the ability to create the look and feel of the practice your patients/clients are familiar with and trust. You can add your practice logo, contact information, etc.
Safe and secure
While both eLink and wellevateSM are HIPAA compliant as are most online dispensaries, your storefront through wellevateSM will be by invitation only. Gone is the use, misuse, forgetting and uncontrolled sharing of access-codes. Additionally, wellevateSM will use Stripe, a third party payment processor, that will simplify your payment and is fully PCI compliant, ensuring safe and secure transactions by your patients.
Featuring additional ways to communicate with your patients, wellevateSM includes the ability to share recommended treatment plans and specific products which they can easily add to their shopping carts, making starting or modifying a program simple for you and your patients. Additionally, dietary recommendations, lifestyle modification or movement/exercise prescriptions can be attached, creating a way to secure quality supplements for your patients, while also providing a virtual extension of your integrative wellness practice.
Right after you log into your account, wellevateSM offers a quick reference dashboard. It notes patient orders placed or pending, short or long term patient usage trends, order history and revenue tracking, helping you monitory patient compliance as well as the health of your practice
As our practices continue to extend beyond our business hours, tools that facilitate our efficiency and conserve our time while enhancing the experience and outcomes of the care we deliver are becoming practice necessities.
By Julie Beck, DC, MS, CSCS