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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 Electronic Forms EHR integration Survey Electronic health record
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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: Patient Experience Paperless Forms mobile forms Bedside Consent paperless consents digital signatures
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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 Electronic Forms
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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 bedside electronic signatures eSignature
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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 Informed Consents Patient Electronic Signature Bedside Patient Experience Patient eSignature Hospital forms Bedside 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 Going Paperless Patient Experience Paperless Form Bedside Patient Experience Patient eSignature eForms software Paperless Forms workflow automation paperless hospital Bedside 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 Informed Consents Bedside Patient Experience Patient eSignature patient intake forms paperless hospital Bedside Consent Informed Consent halifax health doctor experience Bedside Registration