How to join the MKB Ecosystem of Healthcare Providers
Let's start by explaining a few things about the Ecosystem:
You will not become My Kid Bloom's employee or independent contractor. This platform is designed to connect you with the families that you are most passionate about helping. You take it from there. The marketing services that MKB performs for you will be delineated in a Marketing Services Agreeement (MSA) in order to clarify the terms of the service that MKB offers you and what you will be offering your clients (i.e. digital content, telehealth services).
You maintain all autonomy for your services. MKB will not tell you how to price your services or what hours you must work. However, we do require that you have a digital calendar where a parent can self-schedule a virtual appointment with you during your chosen openings.
You must be a healthcare professional with an active license/registration in the state of TEXAS with your own professional liability insurance. Laws vary from state to state, and we are starting with providing services only within the big ol' state of Texas at this time. There are over 29 million Texans so you should have access to plenty of families.
You must have at least 5 years of clinical experience in Pediatrics/OBGYN. We surveyed parents, and this is what they want at a minimum; and this is what they will find on My Kid Blooms.
A desire to provide modern digital healthcare in order to create better access for all. Times have changed. My Kid Blooms believes that virtual healthcare and digital content will need to be part of all healthcare providers continuum of care even if it isn't your only offering. This company is founded by an experienced pediatric physical therapist and mother of three. She fully appreciates that there isn't often time in a clinician's schedule to ramp up on how to make this transition into modern digital healthcare. Don't forget social media and SEO - Wowsers! Never fear! MKB is here to help you with the technical transition so that you can continue to focus on healthcare. Won't it feel awesome to help a rural family without access to care or a parent who can't drive to appointments?!
A zeal for helping families by offering digital content as part of your continuum of care. Let's face it. Healthcare reimbursement is not improving, but our patients still have the same issues that we want to help them with. Digital content can be a useful, efficient and cost-effective mode for delivering information and exercises. You can package up your videos for sale and make money while you sleep and/or use it for free education and lead generation for potential and existing clients. It's up to you, but you will have to choose for each video. And, if you sell the content on bloom, it cannot be free anywhere else (e.g. YouTube, your own site). Creating a video of yourself talking about your clinical interests also helps families learn more about your approach to treatment. This should lead to making a great patient-provider fit.
The capability for parents to get to a link for your online calendar from mykidblooms.com in order to self-schedule a secure, HIPAA compliant online visit with you. Whether you are a seasoned telehealth provider or have no clue where to start, MKB is here to help. We have thoroughly researched a multitude of telehealth software options and have created Preferred Partnerships with select companies that we feel provide an excellent product and customer service so that you and your clients will have a positive experience. (We will want to know if we have chosen wisely and will ask for your feedback.) A bonus to being part of the bloom Ecosystem is that you will get a discount on the telehealth software from our Preferred Partners! Woot woot! If you already use telehealth software that is working for you that's fine as long as a patient can self-schedule through a HIPAA compliant calendar (e.g. NO Calendly or Acuity free plans) and your telehealth connection is also HIPAA compliant (e.g. NO Facetime, Gotomeeting, Google Meet, Zoom (unless Zoom Healthcare), Skype, WhatsApp). Your scheduling and telehealth software choices must also be willing to sign BAA contracts per legal requirements.
You do NOT need to have a website. The platform is built to where a patient will be able to self-schedule with you by clicking through to your calendar via your chosen telehealth software. What a money and hassle save for the independent provider!
A squeaky clean criminal record. This will be in your MSA contract, and there is no flexibility around it.
Importantly, a kind heart and passion for helping families.
- Licensed Physicians in pediatrics/OBGYN and related specialties (e.g. dermatology, ENT, orthopedics, GI)
- Licensed Therapists: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy
- Licensed Mental/Behavioral Healthcare Professionals: Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Social Workers
- Certified Lactation Consultants (IBLCE or CLC certified)
- Certified Sleep Specialists (RST) (certified Registered Sleep Technician from ABSM)
- Registered Dietitian (RD) (Sorry, no health coaches or nutritionists unless CNS or CDR certified/registered)
- Licensed Pediatric Dentists
You can be an independent clinician or looking to market your clinic/hospital as long as you:
1) are a healthcare provider creating useful digital content (not infomercials), and