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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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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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When Forms Committees Fail, Anarchy Ensues

By Clayton Homme on Dec 18, 2018

Every patient form used for every patient interaction is maintained by a hospital’s Forms Committee, which is usually “lorded” over by the director of health information management.

Topics: eForms Patient Electronic Signature paperless hospital forms committee
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Implement Patient eSignature in These Two Areas ASAP | Part 1 - Registration

By Brandy Taylor on Nov 6, 2018

It’s a given that a patient’s hospital journey starts with a pile of paper in Registration.

Topics: Registration eForms Patient Electronic Signature paperless hospital Bedside Registration
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One Patient Signature to Rule them All?

By Cody Strate on Aug 16, 2018

“Can I capture just one electronic signature from the patient and apply it to all registration forms?”

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems compliance HCAHPS Patient Electronic Signature Patient electronic forms eConsent paperless hospital Cerner Forms Suite Bedside Registration
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Tablet-enabled Forms Hand-off. Game changer?

By Cody Strate on Aug 14, 2018

I think there are certain terms or expressions in our present day tech lexicon that have become undercut because of overuse. To this point, I give you “game changing.” Especially in the technology sphere, we have a tendency to play the “game-changer” card every time there’s a new app, software upgrade or iPhone release. Abuse of the term has watered down its impact and when something really is a game-changer, we automatically approach it with cynicism.

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience eForms paperless Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature eConsent paperless hospital Cerner Forms Suite Access eForms Informed Consent doctor experience Bedside Registration Healthcare tablets Healthcare Tablet bedside eConsent
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When Paper Informed Consents Bring Surgeons to a Hard Stop

By Cody Strate on Aug 1, 2018

Help your stellar surgical team deliver on their reputation

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience eForms Surgical Services Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature Patient electronic forms OR delays paperless hospital Cerner Forms Suite Informed Consent surgical services delays bedside eConsent
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The Cost of a Lost Minute in the OR

By Cody Strate on Jun 22, 2018

Part of 4 of Access’s Improving the Economy of Surgical Services series

Topics: Patient Experience Surgical Services Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature eConsent OR delays paperless hospital surgical services delays Bedside Registration bedside eConsent
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How Integrated Healthcare Systems Impact the Patient Experience

By Brandy Taylor on Mar 29, 2018

Over the past 40 years, hospital stays have become shorter and the volume of admissions has fallen despite the tremendous population growth in the U.S. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that Americans spent one-third fewer days in hospitals in 2013 than in 1975.

Topics: MEDITECH Cerner Patient Experience Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems paperless hospital Access eForms
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Paperless POLST Forms Are the MOLST

By Cody Strate on Jul 18, 2017

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 polst.org/map). 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.)

Topics: Patient Experience eForms Patient Electronic Signature paperless hospital
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How 3 P’s Can Transform Your Hospital

By Cody Strate on Jun 5, 2017

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.

Topics: Webinar paperless hospital Access eForms