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"WHAT ABOUT MY OVARIES?" Part 4 | The Importance of Procedure Content in Plain Language

By Cody Strate on Jun 10, 2021

Over the past few weeks, we have covered how a single paper-based informed consent process experienced failures at every possible turn, and today we are going to cover the single failsafe that it all came down to. There are several lessons to learn about what not to do in this particular paper-based informed consent calamity, but there is one lesson that stands supreme in the category of "lessons to learn." 

OTHer blogs in this series

Part 1: "WHAT ABOUT MY OVARIES?" PART 1 | A CASE STUDY SERIES WHERE IT ALL WENT WRONG

Part 2: "WHAT ABOUT MY OVARIES?" PART 2 | THE PAPER SCANNING CONUNDRUM

Part 3: WHAT ABOUT MY OVARIES?" PART 3 | OUTSIDE FACILITY & DISCONNECTED EMR

Topics: Patient Experience malpractice risk plain language Procedure content
14 min read

Top 5 Concerns Driving Your Contactless Check-In Initiatives

By Cody Strate on Oct 7, 2020

Last week, we provided a two-part webinar series on enterprise patient electronic signature solutions for hospitalsPart one focused on extending electronic signature capability to patients in advance of their appointment to provide a “contactless” check-in process, and part two focused on providing patient electronic signature inside the hospital during registration and at the bedside. Leading up to both webinars, we asked registrants to share their biggest concerns with contactless check in; combined with the questions posed during the webinar, these concerns provided tremendous insight as to what is on the collective minds of hospitals across the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe. Wwill share those insights with you in this blog. 

(Note: If you'd rather watch a video to gain insights or simply listen to the audio in the background while you do your work we've got you covered.)

Topics: Patient Experience contactless check-in Top 5 concerns disease transmission EHR integration
2 min read

Survey Says: More Hospitals Positioned to Adopt Bedside eSignature Solutions, Tablets

By Cody Strate on Feb 17, 2020

In the second segment of our webinar series, we asked participants from about 100 hospitals nationwide to tell us about their patient experience at Registration. Specifically, if they’re using paper Informed Consents or if their hospital has an eSignature solution.

Topics: Patient Experience Patient Electronic Signature Electronic forms Bedside consents Survey eSignature
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Survey Says: 96% Don’t have an eSignature Solution for Bedside Consents

By Cody Strate on Feb 6, 2020

 

IT professionals and clinicians from more than 100 hospitals across the country joined us this week for a webinar on implementing patient electronic signature across the enterprise. Jenni Mihm, clinical forms specialist with Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., was joined by Kristen Gibbins, business analyst, and Louis Gilletti, senior business analyst, with Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla. The three offered a candid look at what did and didn’t work during their enterprise-wide rollouts of patient eSignature technology, as well as insight on what they wish they’d known.

Topics: Patient Experience Patient Electronic Signature Informed Consent Electronic forms Paperless forms Bedside consents Electronic Health Record Survey
3 min read

Three Keys to a Successful Tablet Rollout in Your Hospital

By Cody Strate on Jan 28, 2020

Can you imagine driving to a new place without GPS? We rely on Google Maps, Waze and other apps to get us where we want to go quickly and efficiently.

Topics: Patient Experience Patient Intake Converting paper forms to electronic hospital forms
3 min read

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
2 min read

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
2 min read

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
2 min read

Launching and Expanding eSignature Solutions: It’s a Game-Changer

By Cody Strate on Jun 27, 2019

At the annual MEDITECH user event known as MUSE, I had the opportunity to present with Judy Steiner, the IT director at Halifax Health. Our education session shared how the hospital expanded its use of Access eSignature solutions to the clinical setting, recreating the paperless process it established in Registration.

Topics: MEDITECH Patient Experience eForms Patient Satisfaction Epic Systems Patient Electronic Signature Patient electronic forms 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