Appointment Booking is a system or process used to reserve a particular time slot for a specific service, often in a healthcare setting. This could be an appointment with a doctor, a therapist, a personal trainer, or any other professional that offers a service.

An efficient appointment booking system is critical to managing the flow of patients or clients, ensuring that resources are effectively used, and reducing wait time. This increases satisfaction and can even impact the overall success of the practice or business.

The process of appointment booking typically involves choosing a service, selecting a provider (if applicable), and then choosing an available time slot. With the advent of technology, most appointment booking is now online, providing convenience for both the service providers and the clients.


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