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Best Practices for Building a Telehealth Team Now

By Anthony Delabano on Jul 8, 2020

The Essential Resource Guide to Hospital-Enabled Virtual Care | Clinician Champions, Team Structure, & Training - Part 3 of 5

Previous Blogs in this Series
PART 1 OF 5: PRE-REGISTRATION & TELEHEALTH CONSENT STRATEGY
PART 2 OF 5: STEP-BY-STEP BUSINESS CASE & GRANT FUNDING
Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature COVID-19 telehealth pre-registration virtual care
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The Essential Resource Guide to Hospital-Enabled Virtual Care | Part 2 of 5

By Anthony Delabano on Jun 24, 2020

Part 2 of 5: step-by-step business case & grant funding

Previous Blogs in this Series 
PART 1 OF 5: PRE-REGISTRATION & TELEHEALTH CONSENT STRATEGY

As the health care industry faces historic financial losses and a recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital leaders must quickly identify value-focused initiatives and seek out the financial resources to fund them. While hospital project budgets are at risk of being cut, we can proactively look back at the last recession for gaps and where to invest.

The poignant words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. give humble guidance on where to reflect on the past to shape the future: “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature COVID-19 virtual visits telehealth pre-registration Grant Funding
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The Essential Resource Guide to Hospital-Enabled Virtual Care | Part 1 of 5

By Anthony Delabano on Jun 11, 2020

Part 1 of 5: Pre-registration & Telehealth Consent Strategy

 As hospitals look towards the “post COVID-19” future, they are shifting their focus to increase operational efficiencies and rapidly create additional cost and workflow opportunities. The old proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” holds true now more than ever.  

Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature virtual visits telehealth pre-registration
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Total Telehealth & The Grant to Pay for it Now

By Cody Strate on Jun 1, 2020

Apart from “pandemic,” the word “telehealth” is likely to be one of the biggest buzzwords of 2020, and for good reason. Telehealth has been thrust into the spotlight as a result of the pandemic in an effort by the healthcare industry to serve patients wherever they are, provide treatment, and reduce the chance of spreading the massively infectious COVID-19 virus. I personally had my very first virtual visit two weeks ago, and it was fantastic! Never again will I suffer the waiting room as a first step to my own personal care. Telehealth visits are likely to be a novel experience for many, but it will soon transition to be the operative norm going forward as we all approach a post-coronavirus “new normal.”

Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature telehealth pre-registration
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Access Launches COVID-19 Rapid Response eForms Program | Electronic Forms in 24-48 Hours

By Cody Strate on Apr 7, 2020

 

We’ve heard story after story from hospitals about the shortage of ventilators needed for COVID-19 patients, as well as how their exhausted clinicians are using trash bags to protect themselves when caring for those with the virus. Through the years, the Access team has formed relationships and friendships with our customers, and amid this global health crisis, we feel compelled to do anything and everything we can to help.

Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature Electronic forms Convert paper COVID-19

OR Delays Cost Hospitals Time and Money

By Cody Strate on Jan 23, 2020

Topics: eForms Patient electronic forms
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Survey Says: What Hospitals are Watching in 2020 and Beyond

By Cody Strate on Jan 17, 2020

The start of a new year – and a new decade – has many of us planning for the months and years ahead. January is a popular time to make health care goals for ourselves. The number of weight loss and gym ads you’ll see just by watching a half-hour of TV proves that.

Topics: Patient Experience eForms Patient Electronic Signature
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How to Prevent Tablets from Spreading Infection in Your Hospital

By Cody Strate on Dec 19, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control says it’s the heart of flu season, which means when someone infected with the virus coughs, sneezes or even talks, they’re at risk of spreading the flu. While the timing and duration of flu season differs each year, the CDC says it typically starts in the fall and goes through the winter months.

Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature Informed Consent Infection Control Healthcare Tablet
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Reduce Wear and Tear on your Hospital's Patient Bedside Tablets

By Cody Strate on Dec 5, 2019

It’s probably safe to say that the last time most of us drove a rental a car, we didn’t treat it with the same care and respect we would’ve had it been our own vehicle. We may have nicked a few curbs, left the sunroof open in the rain or even had an unfortunate spill in the front seat. That we didn’t clean up.

After all, unless there was major physical damage – think bigger than a door ding – we had no real accountability to the next person who’d drive the vehicle.

Once we pulled into that rental car bay, put the car in park and handed over the keys, it was back to our daily lives – where we’d only think of treating our personal cars with care.  

It’s a similar situation when it comes to implementing tablets – iPads, Surfaces, etc., – in hospitals.

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience eForms Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature Patient electronic forms Cerner Forms Suite Access eForms Healthcare tablet cases Healthcare Tablet
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Access Team

By Tim Elliott on Nov 26, 2019

 

Before we (over) indulge in our Thanksgiving meal, fall asleep on the couch while watching football, avoid talking politics with loved ones or make those first Black Friday purchases, the Access team wants to say thank you.

Topics: Patient Experience eForms Patient Satisfaction Access eForms
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A Former Nurse Looks Back on the Problems Caused by Paper

By Lindsey Keith on Aug 2, 2019

The Access team is strong because of the variety of perspectives and experiences our employees provide. Lindsey Keith is part of the Access marketing team plus she previously worked as a registered nurse. In this post, we take a look back at a 2016 blog by Lindsey where she reflects on how her time in nursing would have differed had she used an eSignature solution. (Access team member, Lindsey Keith, pictured center left, with fellow nurses.)
Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature eForms software
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Are you listening? Tips to finding the right podcasts for you.

By Tim Elliott on Jul 18, 2019

Did you know there are more than 750,000 podcasts and 30 million episodes available for you to listen to? Yes, you heard that right.

Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature