Demandforce, San Francisco, a provider of online patient communication systems, introduces its next-generation patient communication, known as Demandforce D3. D3 features include:

• Two-way text message capabilities: Patients can choose to receive a text message to remind them of their upcoming appointment. Patients can reply with a "C" to automatically confirm their appointment in the Demandforce system.

• Intelligent newsletters: Practices can now segment their patient base to send the right content to the right patient at the right time.

• Digital Consultant: Demandforce D3 automatically displays critical practice health metrics against aggregate data across the Demandforce network to highlight areas for potential improvement.

"Our new D3 product contains revolutionary technology that helps practices reduce costs while increasing production," said Rick Berry, president of Demandforce. "Our patent-pending SMS technology has drastically reduced the number of calls practices need to make to confirm appointments."