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Top 6 Problems with Paper Consent Forms

By Cody Strate on Aug 26, 2020

For ages, hospitals and healthcare systems have operated on paper for all clinical documentation and patient-facing documents. Due to the evolution of technology and the appetite for cost savings, however, fully electronic documentation pathways are now more mainstream. 

Topics: Patient Electronic Signature eConsent eSignature consent forms paper problems
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The 20-Year Evolution of Patient Electronic Signatures

By Cody Strate on Aug 19, 2020

Do you remember your first cell phone? I looked at the device with a fair amount of awe and considered it to be borderline magic that I could call someone without being anchored to the wall by a 15-footlong curly cord. I’m sure you had a similar experience, and you can also recall several phones you’ve had through the years. At the time, they all seemed like such technological miracles, but they are antiquated compared to what you carry in your pocket today.

Topics: Patient Electronic Signature eConsent eSignature telehealth pre-registration contactless check-in Bed-side eSignature
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Watch: How to pick the right tablet and accessories for your hospital

By Cody Strate on Nov 14, 2019

 

Part 1: Stylus comparison for the best patient electronic signature experience

Your hospital wants to evolve from standard LCD panels to tablets that give you the mobility to capture patient bedside electronic signatures. Picking the right tablet is essential but it’s just the start. Equally as important is selecting the right accessories to go with the device. After all, these decisions can have a big impact on patient satisfaction.

Topics: Patient Experience Patient Satisfaction Patient Electronic Signature Patient electronic forms eConsent Access eForms Bedside Registration Healthcare tablet cases
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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? How to Justify an eConsent Solution for your Hospital

By Cody Strate on Jul 10, 2019

In today’s health care environment, competition is fierce for every budget dollar. Convincing your executive team to invest in an eConsent tool requires more than saying it “feels” like the right solution or that you were “wowed” by the product demo.

Topics: Patient Experience eForms Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature EMR Integration Patient electronic forms eConsent MEDITECH MaaS Cerner Forms Suite Access eForms Informed Consent Bedside Registration
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Access Honors Hospitals that Cut One Million Pieces of Paper or More

By Cody Strate on Jun 5, 2019

217.8 million sheets. That’s the amount of paper hospitals have eliminated from their workflows using Access eSignature solutions.

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience eForms Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature eForms software Patient electronic forms eConsent paperless hospital Cerner Forms Suite Access eForms Informed Consent halifax health
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Access and Halifax Health: Boosting Clinician and Patient Satisfaction

By Cody Strate on May 23, 2019

Access and Halifax Health have been on a paperless journey since 2012. One of the benefits of our long-term partnership is that we’ve made strides together – including two big “firsts” we just announced.

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience eForms Surgical Services Patient Satisfaction Patient Electronic Signature eForms software Patient electronic forms eConsent paperless hospital Access eForms Informed Consent halifax health doctor experience Bedside Registration
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Paper Problems: 7 Ways Paper Informed Consents Hurt Your Hospital

By Cody Strate on May 2, 2019

Think you’re the only hospital that has a paper problem when comes to Informed Consents? Think again.

Topics: MEDITECH Cerner Patient Experience eForms Surgical Services Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature Patient electronic forms eConsent OR delays Cerner Forms Suite Access eForms Informed Consent surgical services delays
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Cooper University Health Care + 4.5 Million Pieces of Paper Saved + Epic Informed Consents

By Cody Strate on Apr 5, 2019

For the past two years, Cooper University Health Care has used Access eForms solutions in its Registration department. And, since ditching paper for digital forms, the provider has seen some impressive results. Cooper now captures more than 20,000 patient electronic signatures each week, and has eliminated more than 4.5 million pieces of paper.

Topics: eForms Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature eConsent Informed Consent
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eSignature for Informed Consent: It’s a Numbers Game

By Cody Strate on Mar 28, 2019

Much of the country is focused on college hoops right now with player stats like turnovers, points-per-game and rebounds dominating office and break-room conversations everywhere.

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience eForms Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature eForms software Patient electronic forms eConsent OR delays Cerner Forms Suite Access eForms Informed Consent surgical services delays Bedside Registration
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Survey Says: Paper Informed Consents Used in Up to 93% of Cerner, Epic and Meditech Hospitals

By Cody Strate on Jan 31, 2019

Access recently hosted two webinars – one for Epic clients, and a second for Meditech hospitals – about EMR Integrated & Tablet-Enabled Informed Consent Solutions. They followed a similar Cerner webinar we hosted in late-November 2018.

Topics: MEDITECH Cerner Patient Experience eForms Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature eForms software Patient electronic forms eConsent OR delays paperless hospital Cerner Forms Suite Access eForms Informed Consent Bedside Registration
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Go from eSignature LCD to MVP

By Cody Strate on Dec 13, 2018

In late November, I hosted a webinar on Advanced eSignature Solutions for Cerner. Clinicians from more than 700 hospitals – or about 42 percent of Cerner’s client base – registered for the event.

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience eForms Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature Patient electronic forms eConsent Cerner Forms Suite Informed Consent Bedside Registration Healthcare Tablet
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Implement Patient eSignature in These Two Areas ASAP | Part 2

By Cody Strate on Nov 13, 2018

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about how it’s common for providers to greet new patients with a pen and a stack of hospital forms to sign. Not exactly a warm welcome.

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience eForms Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature Patient electronic forms eConsent Cerner Forms Suite Access eForms Informed Consent Bedside Registration