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Why Hospitals Need More Than a One-Dimensional Patient Electronic Signature Solution

By Cody Strate on Aug 18, 2021

If you ask a hammer to be a screwdriver, then you are setting the hammer up for failure and you're going to be disappointed with the results. It's a hammer, and it is purpose-built to hit objects with considerable force, not to perform the obvious functions of a screwdriver. Unfortunately, many hospitals have purchased a patient electronic signature solution that's not built around the exacting needs of hospitals, leading to frustration and failure. Healthcare is an industry with many unique and complicated business challenges, including the fact that regulated data is heavily targeted amongst hackers looking for a profit.

Why do hospitals purchase one-dimensional patient electronic signature solutions that are not purpose-built for healthcare and cannot meet the most basic security requirements of hospitals? And if these eSignature solutions are considered "one-dimensional," then what is it that makes up a "three-dimensional" eSignature solution?

What does a purpose-built patient electronic signature solution for hospitals look like?

These are the questions that we're going to directly address within this blog.

Topics: Patient Electronic Signature 3D eConsent
9 min read

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
24 min read

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
20 min read

Pre-registration & Telehealth Consent form Strategy

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.  

Other blogs in this series
Part 2 of 5: Step-By-Step business Case & Grant Funding
Part 3 of 5: Clinician Champions, Team Structure, & Training
Part 4 of 5: The Best Telehealth Room Design for Your Clinicians
Telehealth ebook: HOSPITAL TELEHEALTH TOOLKIT: A best practice Guide
Topics: Patient Electronic Signature Informed Consent pre-registration Workflow Risk
4 min read

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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A New Normal: Rethinking Elective Procedures & Informed Consents

By Cody Strate on May 12, 2020

As the United States starts to find a collective footing on the backside of the global coronavirus pandemic, a new sense of “normal” is emerging. These times are challenging not only because of the complete upheaval of our everyday lives and all the stress and fear that goes along with that, but also because we are confronted with the challenge of figuring out how to appropriately operate businesses.  

Topics: Patient Electronic Signature Informed Consent Electronic forms Bedside eForms
2 min read

Norman Regional Health System implements zero-contact registration process

By Cody Strate on Apr 16, 2020

Experts say to combat COVID-19, it’s important to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces. Studies show that some strains of the virus can live up to three days on steel and plastics, up to four days on furniture, and up to five days on glass, ceramics and paper.

Topics: Patient Electronic Signature hospital forms eSignature forms management
2 min read

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
2 min read

How to Build A Business Case for eSignature in the Clinical Setting

By Cody Strate on Mar 20, 2020

Topics: Patient Electronic Signature Informed Consent eSignature Paperless Patient Forms
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How to Build A Business Case for eSignature in Registration

By Cody Strate on Mar 12, 2020

Topics: Patient Electronic Signature eSignature Paperless Patient Forms
2 min read

Cerner Forms Suite Webinar Highlights and Resources

By Lindsey Keith on Mar 10, 2020


Our recent webinar on the Cerner Forms Suite powered by Access had attendees from more than 120 hospitals and featured an audience Q & A that stretched 40 minutes.

Topics: Cerner Patient Electronic Signature Cerner Forms Suite Informed Consent Paperless forms Electronic Health Record eSignature
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Throwback: Why Infection Control and Tablets Go Hand-in-Hand for Hospitals

By Cody Strate on Mar 4, 2020

News of coronavirus continues to dominate headlines. The virus that started in Wuhan, the capitol of Hubei province in China, has sickened about 83,000 and sadly, taken the lives of more than 2,800 people around the world. It’s wreaked havoc on stock markets, brought local economies to grinding halts and resulted in the cancellation of major events.

Topics: Patient Electronic Signature Patient electronic forms Infection Control Electronic forms Paperless forms Healthcare Associated Infections Patient intake forms Bedside consents Coronavirus