Randy Hippe

Randy Hippe

A true veteran of the industry, Randy has sold electronic forms software to hospitals for more than 20 years. He has been a trusted advisor throughout, consulting with his clients to ensure that the right solution is always in place—so they can cut costs, and most importantly, improve patient care and service as quickly as possible.

Recent posts by Randy Hippe

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Why Every Hospital Needs an eForm Management Solution for Surgical Consent

By Randy Hippe on May 7, 2018

Hospital staff and anxious patients have many forms to complete before elective surgery.

Even though paper forms slow down staff productivity, waste money, introduce unnecessary risk, and add little to a positive patient experience, many hospitals have not adopted an eForm management solution. According to federal statistics, as of 2015, about 80 percent of acute care hospitals had an EHR using digitized surgical consent forms―up from less than 10 percent in 2008. That still leaves 20 percent of hospitals using outdated paper forms.

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience eForms Surgical Services Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature Patient electronic forms eConsent Cerner Forms Suite Access eForms Healthcare Tablet bedside eConsent Wacom
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Healthcare’s Biggest Productivity Killer: Your eForms + Electronic Patient Signatures System

By Randy Hippe on Jan 18, 2018

When it comes to getting their jobs done, the doctors, nurses and administrators in your hospital want to focus on care and service. Yet they often find themselves devoting more attention to paperwork than they do to patients. One study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that the physicians surveyed spent twice as much time on documentation-related tasks as they did on patient care.

Topics: eForms
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Electronic Patient Signatures and First Impressions

By Randy Hippe on Apr 21, 2017

First impressions are important. Everyone has heard the expression, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” When two people meet for the first time, both are making that important first mark on the other person. When I make that first sales call with a prospect, I’m making a first impression about myself and also the company I represent, Access. Similarly, our electronic signature solution can help a healthcare organization set a positive tone for each patient visit. 

Topics: Emergency Department Patient Experience eForms Patient Electronic Signature
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My Feet Have Recovered—Next Steps Here I Come

By Randy Hippe on Mar 12, 2017

Well, another HIMSS has come and gone, and my feet have just about recovered. I think that makes 12-straight shows for me, and as I wrote before the show, the best have been with Access. I’m grateful for wonderful teammates and for another opportunity to meet up with our fantastic customers and partners.

Topics: HIMSS eForms Patient Electronic Signature Access eForms
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My dozen-year HIMSS anniversary

By Randy Hippe on Feb 1, 2017

Twelve in a row. That’s the milestone I’ll reach at this year’s HIMSS Conference. OK, so it’s not exactly Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive-games-played streak, but I’m proud of it nonetheless. My very first show was with Access 12 years ago. At one point, thinking the grass might be greener (and it wasn’t), I ventured away for a while.

Topics: HIMSS eForms Patient Electronic Signature Access eForms
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I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas

By Randy Hippe on Dec 15, 2016

Have you heard the saying, “Thanksgiving is for families, Christmas is for children and New Year’s Eve is for adults?” Well, I guess that makes me a big kid, because I enjoy everything about Christmas. I don’t go too crazy—putting up Christmas decorations on Halloween. But I have friends who do, and I’m alright with that.

Topics: Access eForms
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Jellyfish, Sharks, ERs and Too Many Paper Forms

By Randy Hippe on Nov 1, 2016

Since I’m married with two grown boys, I have plenty of experience in visiting emergency rooms! Living on an island during the majority of their youth, they participated in many sports, with their first love being surfing. None of the emergency room visits were what I categorize as very serious (not life-threatening), but we had the standard broken bones, ear infections and jellyfish stings (plus a few bite-less encounters with sharks).

Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature Access eForms