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Change Management & 5 Common-Sense Lessons Learned

Change Management & 5 Common-Sense Lessons Learned

In order to have successful technology deployment projects, one must fully account for the human behavior factors in change management. By accounting for these five principles, you will experience higher success rates in your new technology implementation, elevated professionalism, and a happier team.   

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The Pandemic Fallout of Buying Multiple Patient eSignature Vendors

The Pandemic Fallout of Buying Multiple Patient eSignature Vendors

Furthermore, hospitals had to adapt quickly, incorporating telehealth as a technology and as a practice, so traditional purchasing pathways were loosened significantly. Hospitals that loosened their purchasing protocols to bring in new essential technologies in the early days of the pandemic are now dealing with some of the fallout of those purchases. In this article, we’ll discuss how this manifested in terms of patient eSignature technology within hospitals.  

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Survey Results | Are We Returning to Normal?

Survey Results | Are We Returning to Normal?

The data collected from our survey seems to suggest an optimistic feeling amongst hospital workers of returning to a sense of normal, which coincides with the broader coronavirus trends we’re seeing across the nation. There is a slightly less optimistic view, however, held by those who interact with patients compared to those who reside in back-office roles of the hospital. Despite these differences, both groups share the sentiment that things are slowly returning to normal, and I am sure that 100% of us would agree that we all hope they are right. 

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Top 10 Tips to Start your Healthcare eSignature Project Now

Top 10 Tips to Start your Healthcare eSignature Project Now

Patient electronic signature is a massively helpful project in terms of saving money and time for your hospital, while also improving the patient experience. An increasing number of hospitals are searching for an electronic signature solution that enables them to present their patients with eSignature capture options. Read more to learn our Top 10 Tips to start your eSignature project now.

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Making Patient eSignature in 2021 a Reality

Making Patient eSignature in 2021 a Reality

In addition to giving you a general playbook for forming a common-sense business case for patient eSignature, we will also provide a custom electronic signature Impact infographic for everyone who registers. Using data from Definitive Healthcare, we will show you how much paper-based processes are costing your hospital, and we will show you an ROI for an investment in eSignature technology. We will also cover some solid “do’s and don’ts” relative to pulling off a successful patient eSignature project.  

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Thank You, Healthcare Workers

Thank You, Healthcare Workers

As we take stock of what we are missing this year and what we still have to be thankful for, it is equally important to remember that while you are enjoying whatever you make of your Thanksgiving this year that there are healthcare workers at hospitals across the world spending their Thanksgiving Day not with family but caring for patients. This Thanksgiving I encourage all of you to think of those who are taking care of us and carrying us through these difficult times. And, if you yourself are a healthcare worker, then I have a message for you from all of us here at Access… 

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6 Top eSignature Software Challenges & Solutions for Hospitals

6 Top eSignature Software Challenges & Solutions for Hospitals

However, hospitals are unique in so many ways that standard “off-the-shelf” patient eSignature solutions may not be appropriate. If you mind these six common challenges hospitals face with eSignature, then you will find yourself in a far better position to implement a successful process that will be good for your hospital, staff, and patients. 

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The Natural Growth Path of Patient eSignature Solutions in Hospitals

The Natural Growth Path of Patient eSignature Solutions in Hospitals

Pre-printed form issues were costly for all hospitals, but they were especially costly for multi-hospital systems, as forms management proved to have significant logistical challenges. For many years, these solutions were the primary value that Access eForms had to offer. However, in this industry, you have to innovate or die, and we chose the former over the latter. To that end, our next big focus was to help hospitals not just replace pre-printed forms with forms that could be printed on demand, but rather eliminate paper entirely with our paperless solutions. 

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Top 5 Concerns Driving Your Contactless Check-In Initiatives

Top 5 Concerns Driving Your Contactless Check-In Initiatives

Last week, we provided a two-part webinar series on enterprise patient electronic signature solutions for hospitals. Part one focused on extending electronic signature capability to patients in advance of their appointment to provide a “contactless” check-in process, and part two focused on providing patient electronic signature inside the hospital during registration and at the bedside. Leading up to both webinars, we asked registrants to share their biggest concerns with contactless check in; combined with the questions posed during the webinar, these concerns provided tremendous insight as to what is on the collective minds of hospitals across the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe. We will share those insights with you in this blog. 

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The Access Points Podcast: Tools, Habits, & Ideas for Peak Performance

The Access Points Podcast: Tools, Habits, & Ideas for Peak Performance

Have you heard that our podcast, Access Points Podcast, recently hit 100,000 downloads? 

Through this podcast, our leadership team discusses tools, tactics, and strategies to experience professional improvement. You’ll hear stories of success, stories of failure, and the lessons that can be learned from both. 

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Top 6 Problems with Paper Consent Forms

Top 6 Problems with Paper Consent Forms

Paper Consent forms cause problems for hospitals. They cost a hospital time, money, and a good patient experience. Here are the top 6 problems we see with paper-based consent forms. If your healthcare system is still using paper-based Consents and other patient facing documents, it is likely that you will find yourself nodding your head in agreement as you read through these common issues. 

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Top 10 Telehealth Benefits and Challenges Concerning Hospitals

Top 10 Telehealth Benefits and Challenges Concerning Hospitals

As telehealth proves to be a cost-effective and safe beacon of hope for the patient that would otherwise not receive care, it is also a solution for hospitals to deliver care amidst overwhelming public concern due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasing access to care through telehealth seems to be a promising option for hospitals, according to an analysis from Advisory Board, “as many as 20 percent of virtual care patients would theoretically convert to being full-service patients of a hospital or health system at an estimated annual revenue increase of approximately $3,000 per patient.” Despite this benefit, however, there are still several concerns with the efficacy and implementation of a hospital virtual care program. In Part 5 of this series, addressing Telehealth Benefits and Challenges, we will provide solutions to the top 10 challenges concerning hospitals implementing telehealth, including patient satisfaction, telemedicine exam challenges, medicare reimbursement concerns and other telehealth barriers.

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The Best Telehealth Room Design for Your Clinicians

The Best Telehealth Room Design for Your Clinicians

In part 4 of this series, we will deliver resources to help you determine the best physical location to establish your clinician eVisit room. We will present research-based, best practice guidance for optimal location strategy and how this can positively impact the overall development of your telehealth program. We will present 10 Key Elements to consider when designing your virtual care room, with an emphasis on delivering a “humanized” experience to patients. Guided by the American Telemedicine Association, we present best lighting and placement practices to deliver a natural look for patients.

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Best Practices for Building a Telehealth Team Now

Best Practices for Building a Telehealth Team Now

In Part 3 of this series, we will share a guide to clinician champions, team structure and training. We’ll provide best practices for building and developing a telehealth team, including telemedicine training methods, team structure, roles and responsibilities.

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Access announced the release of “Impression,” the latest version of its paperless, web-based eForms solution

Access announced the release of “Impression,” the latest version of its paperless, web-based eForms solution

Access announces the release of “Impression”,which helps hospitals remotely capture patient electronic signatures on all necessary pre-registration documentation as part of a total telehealth strategy. Impression integrates with a hospital’s existing EHR and sends electronic forms to patients in advance of their on-site appointment as part of the pre-registration process, ensuring a contact-free check-in process.   

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