The Access team will join 45,000 other industry leaders at the annual HIMSS conference in Orlando, Fla. It’s one week of workshops, demos, networking and education sessions all in one place, and all centered on health care and technology.

With more than 1,300 vendors and 300 education sessions, it’s definitely a busy show. If it’s your first time attending, check out this blog from our President, Mark Johnston. He’s attended HIMSS for more than three decades and offers seven tips on how to successfully navigate the event.

The Access team will be in booth #3571. We’ll demonstrate our eForms software, as well as two powerful new tools designed to save clinicians time, ensure consistency and mitigate risk for providers.

See at HIMSS19: The Access Order-Based Workflow Solution for Informed Consents

Access is cutting clicks and saving physicians time by integrating our Order-Based Workflow Solution deeper into the native electronic medical record workflow.

Prior to a surgery, a surgeon places an order inside the EMR for the procedure. When paper is used for an informed consent, the surgeon generally must add by hand any procedure-relevant content such as a description of the surgery or the associated risks.   

With the Access order-based workflow solution, though, time-strapped physicians can cut up to five steps from this process. Simply put, when a surgeon places the order inside the EMR, Access kicks into gear behind-the-scenes to automatically generate an informed consent for that patient.

Clinicians can then use tablets to scan the bar-coded wristbands of patients at the bedside. This step brings up the informed consent on the tablet and a patient can provide their digital signature.

The new Order-Based Workflow Solution is one more way the Access team is meeting our simple yet powerful goal of making life easier for clinicians – without adding encumbrances to their workflow.

See at HIMSS19: The Access Procedural Content Management Service

The second tool we’re introducing at HIMSS is the new Access Procedural Content Management Service. The tool complements our continued focus on electronic informed consents, as well as the Access Order-Based Workflow solution.   

When hospitals use paper informed consents, surgeons must hand write the procedural content onto each form. This takes time for an already busy medical staff, and it opens the hospital up to compliance issues. Our new Procedural Content Management Service eliminates the need for clinicians to hand write this information.

When an order is placed inside the EMR for a specific procedure, Access automatically initiates an informed consent process. The solution grabs the relevant procedural content from our cloud-hosted repository. The procedural content is paired with the electronic informed consent, which can then be presented to a patient on a tablet for their digital signature.

The procedural content in our service is peer-reviewed and based on best practices. This lets compliance managers sleep easy (okay, easier!) knowing we’re removing the risk of variance. Plus, since the content is housed on a cloud-based service, quarterly updates are automatically made, which lets hospitals avoid the downtime of an IT update.

Visit the Access team in booth #3571 at HIMSS to see these two powerful new tools in action. You can also catch a demo of our industry leading eForms software. In addition, if you’re a Meditech user, stop by our booth to see how Access integrating into this EMR.


Cody Strate

Written by Cody Strate

For more than 10 years, Cody has helped healthcare organizations worldwide eliminate the costs and risks of paper through e-forms and e-signature solutions. In addition to helping others achieve their paperless goals, Cody finds time to put his biochemistry degree to work in the kitchen testing out new recipes on his unsuspecting family.