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Introduction For the last few years, digital forms have been one of the fastest-growing healthcare technologies. From expediting patient intake remotely and obtaining consents digitally ahead of visits, to increasing efficiencies with insurance forms, financial forms,...
We are proud to announce that Hampton Regional Medical Center has recently deployed the Access eForms Passport Solution in Registration and Surgical Services. Electronic signatures allow a more efficient patient intake process that completely eliminates the risk of surgical delays due to lost paper consents.
The results of a monthly poll published by Access regarding the impact of mobile patient eSignature.
Utilizing our Impression Solution will allow Hunt Regional Healthcare to extend forms to patients outside of their hospital creating a contactless process that is not only safer and faster but provides a better overall patient experience. The ability to extend electronic forms to patients outside of the healthcare setting, in advance of their visit, will allow Hunt Regional Healthcare to provide a truly contactless patient intake experience and save approximately 886,000 pieces of paper by converting from a paper-based process.
Regardless of whether you are using an eSignature service, a proper Healthcare eSignature Platform like Access eForms, or you still rely on paper forms, a forms designer has a huge responsibility and a significant impact on how hospitals communicate with patients, and we hope following a champion outline of best practices and pitfalls will help you and your health system navigate this ever-evolving digital landscape.
Our last few blogs have highlighted a number of highly-publicized data breaches that have seriously impacted the healthcare industry. These incidents have cost medical providers millions and increased the risk to patients’ personal information. As we’ve discussed, many of these breaches could have been avoided if appropriate preventative measures had been taken.
How do you guarantee that you are not one of the “headlining hospitals” that exposes millions of patients’ PHI in a security breach? Well, you can’t–no one can–but a smart approach to security can drastically reduce the risk of disaster. From proper internal training to facilitating open discussions with current vendors about your security needs, you can ensure that your patients’ PHI is safe.
This blog post will give you five essential steps for checking and maintaining a secure environment with your third party vendors.
Utilizing our Impression Solution will allow Woman’s Hospital to extend forms to patients outside of their hospital creating a contactless process that is not only safer and faster but provides a better overall patient experience.
Trade shows have been around for decades and are a proven way to reach new customers and connect with current ones. They are great for networking, but they are not always the most effective use of time. Virtual tradeshows offer an opportunity for you to do all this without having to leave your office or home.
The addition of the eSig platform will give Star Valley Health the ability to send forms externally and they will no longer have to print and scan forms back into the imaging system. The ability to extend electronic Pre-Registration forms to patients in advance of their visit will allow Star Valley Health to provide a truly contactless patient intake experience and save approximately 750,000 pieces of paper converting from a paper-based process.
Digitization of healthcare organizations and excessive use of smart devices by customers is a significant leading factor in the occurrence of security breaches. Studies show that outdated security software, database servers with no password protection, or email accounts without any passwords are the most often cited reasons for security breaches.
Within this blog there are two key points we feel are not widely understood within the healthcare community that we would like to shine a light on. These two key points deal with “action” and “location”. It is important that health care professionals understand what each of these items are, and the role that they play in context of leaking PHI.
Hospitals are a unique industry with needs that are far more demanding and challenging than what any average technology company can adequately meet. If you are looking for a purpose-built patient electronic signature solution that’s far and above more capable and secure than a “one-dimensional” solution.
The top three healthcare-related data breaches over the past 10 years. Includes a look at what happened, how to prevent it from happening again, and steps you can take to protect your organization’s sensitive information.
Hackers are finding new ways to get into the healthcare industry from phishing scams to malware. Don’t fall for these tactics and learn why cybersecurity and working with only the most secure 3rd party vendors is extremely important in today’s digital world.
Of all the complicated processes that hospitals encounter, this is one relatively simple change that could pay dividends in terms of ensuring the best outcomes for your patients, as well as ensuring that your doctors and hospital are not hobbled by the morale-crushing experience of a serious medical malpractice claim.
Ozarks Healthcare to deploy Access eForms eConsent solution at registration and clinical. Ozark Healthcare is a system of care encompassing a 114-bed acute care hospital, family medicine and specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation and home care services.
There have been tremendous advances in connected health care systems, electronic medical records systems, and patient electronic signature. However, acquiring these systems can be expensive, and the level of effort required to implement these systems is a whole other issue. Hospitals still rely heavily on disconnected electronic medical record systems and faxing as a means to get paper forms from point A to point B. Any step that can be taken down the electronic pathway to mitigate these issues could mean one less error that occurs on the operating room table.
While we have seen many issues, few of them reached the level of calamity as exhibited by the informed consent process that went terribly wrong for the University of Wisconsin Medical Center just a few years ago. In this installment of the blog series, we’re focusing on the simple yet profoundly challenging issue of how a single piece of paper can only be in one place at one time.
This case study reviews the findings from the Wisconsin Examining Board, but it also spotlights opportunities to avoid this type of medical error by using electronic consent technologies.
When we think of a successful technology project, we often consider whether the technology is functioning as intended, but that is only half of the story. Just as “to err is human” is often said regarding the propensity of the inevitable failings of humans, “to break is to technology” could be said of the technology humans create. When technologies fail, however, the value of quality professional services saves the day.