One of St. Elizabeth Hospital’s goals as it moved toward Stage 7 of the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model was to deploy electronic patient signatures and eForms quickly, as part of a paperless initiative. The hosted option offered by Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) and Access eliminated the need for dedicated on-site hardware and enabled the hospital to meet its aggressive deadline.
Access also quickly made its mark on patients in the admissions department. Instead of waiting for a staff member to retrieve and label preprinted forms, they’re presented with a complete registration packet launched from MEDITECH with a single click. Some data is already prefilled, and the patient rapidly completes the remaining fields and applies an electronic signature. The completed documentation is then integrated into the patient’s record, without staff intervention or generation of a single sheet of paper.
Location: Enumclaw, WA
Focus: HIMSS Level 7 attestation, paperless environment, CMS Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) forms
Access Products: Intelligent eForms, Electronic Signatures and Enterprise Integration
Departments: Registration/admissions, billing and clinical floors