Our recent three-part webinar series kicked off with a session on driving an eSignature solution across the enterprise. We featured two clients who implemented paperless patient forms in Registration and then expanded the technology to the clinical care setting.

Did you miss the first Access webinar? Watch it here.

Now, you may be thinking: I saw the first webinar but how do I do this in my hospital? How do I build a business case for eSignature in the clinical care arena?

RELATED: Build a biz case for eSignature in Registration

In this video, Cody Strate talks about how building the case for patient electronic signature in Registration is all about eliminating paper. But to build the case for eSignature in the clinical care setting, your focus should be on how the technology eliminates the risk of lost patient forms.

Take this surgical services example:

  • 14% – surgeries delayed because of missing paper Informed Consents
  • 22 minutes – the average amount of time lost in the OR because of missing patient forms
  • $60 – the conservative average cost of a lost minute in the OR

Each lost form translates to at least $1,320 leaving your hospital’s greatest revenue generation department. And, that amount doesn’t account for the ripple effect of missing patient forms such as additional surgical delays, cancelled procedures, a poor patient experience, as well as over- or under-scheduled staff members.

Check out Cody’s video to learn how to build a case for an eSignature solution in your OR. Then contact Access. Our ROI calculator and other tools can help you stop the financial bleeding caused by lost patient forms.


Cody Strate

Written by 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.