Cody Strate

For more than 10 years, Cody has helped healthcare organizations worldwide eliminate the costs and risks of paper through e-forms and e-signature solutions. In addition to helping others achieve their paperless goals, Cody finds time to put his biochemistry degree to work in the kitchen testing out new recipes on his unsuspecting family.

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Paperless POLST Forms Are the MOLST

By Cody Strate | Jul 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In healthcare IT, the last thing we need are more acronyms. There are hundreds already—EHR, EMR and MU are just three of the 179 (that’s not a typo!) listed on the Healthcare IT Answers website. But a few you should get to know better are POLST (Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment), MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment), and if you’re feeling ambitious, the other 12 variations used by different states (for a full list, see The POLST form traces its roots back to 1995, when a group of ethicists in Oregon created it to complement the advanced directive. Both are important advance-care planning documents but have differences everyone involved in patient care needs to appreciate. (To learn more, visit this webpage.)

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12 Pitfalls of Electronic Patient Signatures in Registration

By Cody Strate | Jul 8, 2017 1:59:15 AM

So you want a paperless registration process? OK, cool! All you have to do is 1] find a few vendors 2] schedule demos 3] select a winning vendor 4] negotiate the price 5] negotiate a contract 6] sign the agreement 7] implement the solution and 8] everyone lives happily ever after…

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How 3 P’s Can Transform Your Hospital

By Cody Strate | Jun 5, 2017 9:33:04 AM

When purchase orders, requisition orders, RFPs, vendor/supplier registration and other forms are paper-based, it’s a challenge to stay organized and efficient. With a paperless eForms and eSignature solution, there’s a better way: simplifying information collection, eliminating the costs of paper, automating manual steps, preventing redundant effort and many other benefits.

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Access Sailing the Seven Seas

By Cody Strate | May 9, 2017 1:16:51 PM

When it comes to organizations wanting (and needing) to eliminate the unecessary costs and risks of paper, there are no geographical boundaries. From Europe to the Middle East and beyond, Access’s electronic forms and electronic signature solutions are helping international customers to acheive their paperless goals.

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What’s More Important When Picking a Vendor, Technology or Relationship?

By Cody Strate | Dec 6, 2016 3:18:52 PM

Access is a technology company. More simply, we create eforms and esignature software, sell it, implement it, and then we support it. My primary function has been selling our technology to customers. Through the years, I’ve been involved in countless situations where a prospective customer evaluated our solutions against competitors’ offerings. After all that exposure to the “technology sales process,” I’ve noticed a very interesting paradox: Technologies are intensely evaluated. Vendor relationships are not.

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