Clayton Homme

Clayton Homme

A former college football player, Clayton is adept at tackling the paper challenges that hospitals face. He works with current customers to ensure that they’re getting the most out of their e-forms and e-signature solutions. Clayton also analyzes MVPs (most valuable processes)—enhancing customers’ clinical and administrative workflows.

Recent posts by Clayton Homme

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Client spotlight: Norman Regional Health System Takes Next Step on Paperless Journey

By Clayton Homme on Jan 16, 2019

Norman Regional Health System provides for the health and wellness of families living in south central Oklahoma. The provider has a 219-bed hospital and a 168-bed facility with cardiovascular, spine, orthopedic, women’s and children’s services. In addition, NRHS has a 24-hour state-of-the-art emergency center that also offers diagnostic imaging, physical therapy and lab services. The health system employs about 3,000 people and has more than 350 physicians on-staff.

Topics: eForms eForms software Access eForms Informed Consent
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When Forms Committees Fail, Anarchy Ensues

By Clayton Homme on Dec 18, 2018

Every patient form used for every patient interaction is maintained by a hospital’s Forms Committee, which is usually “lorded” over by the director of health information management.

Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature paperless hospital forms committee
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Mobile Form Solutions for Patient Consent Process: 8 Benefits

By Clayton Homme on May 21, 2018

Technology is a vital component of innovation and process improvements in many areas of modern healthcare. The conversion from paper forms to digital forms on smartphones and tablets is now standard business procedure for many hospitals. Yet, some organizations still use paper forms and slower manual procedures that impede the speed and accuracy of the patient consent process.

Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature Access eForms
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How Hawaii’s Busiest Emergency Room Went Paperless with Electronic Patient Signatures. (Your Hospital Can, too.)

By Clayton Homme on Apr 26, 2018

It seems like almost every healthcare IT vendor these days is touting their “touch free” or “paper free” technology, to the point where “paperless” is no longer a “nice to have” but an expectation. The dirty little secret for most vendors and their solutions? While they do remove some hard copies, they also leave behind pesky pockets of paper. This leaves staff members to retrieve forms and get patients to complete and sign them, both at the bedside and in registration. Then those forms need to be copied, sent to medical records/HIM and scanned. It perpetuates a time-consuming, error-prone process which delays the availability of information for clinicians and timely care for patients.

Topics: Patient Electronic Signature Access eForms
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How do eForms Improve the Patient Intake Process?

By Clayton Homme on Apr 9, 2018

As competition among providers heats up, patient engagement is ranking higher and higher on healthcare organizations’ lists of top priorities. Hospitals are spending enormous amounts of money trying to improve patient satisfaction; in 2016, hospital care spending amounted to $1.1 trillion―32 percent of all U.S. healthcare spending. Better hospital care and greater patient satisfaction starts with a smooth patient intake process.

Topics: Patient Electronic Signature
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How Hawaii’s Busiest Emergency Room Went Paperless with Electronic Patient Signatures (and Your Hospital Can, Too).

By Clayton Homme on Dec 5, 2017

The news is in on paper consent forms. And it isn’t good. A comprehensive study conducted by

It seems like almost every healthcare IT vendor these days is touting their “touch free” or “paper free” technology, to the point where “paperless” has become an over-used buzzword. The dirty little secret for most vendors and their solutions? While they do remove some hard copies, they also leave behind pesky pockets of paper. This means that staff members have to retrieve forms and get patients to fill in and sign them, both at the bedside and in registration. Then those forms need to be copied, sent to medical records/HIM and scanned. This is a time-consuming, error-prone process which delays the availability of information for clinicians.

But there is a better way.


 

Topics: Emergency Department eForms paperless Patient Electronic Signature
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Paper Consent Forms Can Delay Surgeries. Here’s How Electronic Signatures Can Help Your Hospital Avoid This.

By Clayton Homme on Nov 30, 2017

The news is in on paper consent forms. And it isn’t good. A comprehensive study conducted by JAMA found that 66% of patients were missing signed consent forms at surgery and that this caused a delay for 14% of operative cases.

Imagine waiting for surgery and being told, "Sorry, we can't go ahead yet because we're having a forms management issue." It would be unacceptable for you as the patient and could compromise your health. In the case of an emergency, it could even put your life in jeopardy. From the hospital’s perspective, such delays could be a massive liability issue and a threat to your facility’s reputation that could prove very damaging in an increasingly competitive healthcare market.

Topics: eForms paperless Patient Electronic Signature
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Reduce Paper Fat With a Health Check

By Clayton Homme on May 1, 2017

When I’m not taking care of our current customers here at Access or hanging out with my wonderful wife and daughter, you usually can find me at our local CrossFit gym, MACH 3, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. We’re always looking for ways to improve the health, fitness and performance of the athletes I help coach, and as part of this commitment, we recently had someone bring in a water tank so we could do some hydrostatic testing. While you can use calipers or an electric scale to measure body fat percentage and lean muscle, the hydrostatic test is much more accurate.

Topics: Leadership Access eForms