Pennsylvania hospital will capture e-signatures and e-forms in registration, and simplify documentation updates with intuitive forms design tools
Access, the leading provider of web-based electronic forms and patient signatures solutions, today announced that Mount Nittany Medical Center has selected its paperless e-forms on demand system. The facility had a homegrown e-forms application, but as their needs grew it couldn’t keep pace. The solution also required staff members to scan forms into electronic health records (EHR) – a time-consuming step Mount Nittany Medical Center was eager to eliminate. The existing system also provided only limited electronic signature capabilities. These are the reasons the hospital turned to Access.
Now, Mount Nittany Medical Center’s registration staff will be able to generate forms packets on demand and easily capture patients’ electronic signatures on them. Once completed, the e-forms and signatures will be sent directly into the correct EHR, making them easily accessible across the hospital.
“With the Access system, we’ll be able to capture electronic patient signatures in registration and send authorized forms directly into patient charts without scanning,” said Amanda Rummel, Assistant Director of Patient Access.
Another benefit to the Access solution is its intuitive forms design tool, which will enable Mount Nittany Medical Center to easily create new e-forms and update existing ones as needed. Only the latest version of each form will be published, supporting the hospital’s compliance initiative.
“We’re excited to start using the Access forms designer, which will make it much easier to update forms when there are internal or regulatory changes,” Rummel said.
For a hospital software solution to be effective, it must be supported by a vendor that understands the healthcare industry and lives up to its promises. That’s exactly what Mount Nittany Medical Center has found in Access.
“With most vendors there are at least a couple of issues, but I told my VP that everything is going smoothly with Access – there aren’t any negatives,” Rummel said. “Their team has been fantastic to work with.”
For more than 15 years, Access has developed electronic forms management solutions that eliminate the unnecessary expense, risk and inefficiency of paper forms. Our 100 percent paperless technology enables organizations in any industry to capture, manage, sign and share forms data without printing or scanning. Learn more at http://www.accessefm.com and help Access’s partner The Last Well bring clean water and the Gospel to Liberia at http://thelastwell.org
About Mount Nittany Medical Center
A central Pennsylvania healthcare leader, Mount Nittany Medical Center is a 260-bed acute care facility offering medical, surgical, diagnostic and community services under the umbrella of Mount Nittany Health. Every day, staff at Mount Nittany Health live out a mission to make people healthier. Learn more at http://www.mountnittany.org/