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All too often we hear about the frustration, difficulty, and hoops customers have to jump through just to get pricing for eSignature projects from other vendors.
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Formerly known as FormFast, Interlace Health has existed for decades with a specific focus towards healthcare. Throughout the existence of Access eForms, Interlace Health was the vendor we would most often see other hospitals considering when it came to enterprise forms management solutions. Like Access, Interlace spent many years helping hospitals progress away from pre-printed forms and sticky labels (addressographs depending on how far you go back) towards enterprise forms management solutions that could produce printed forms on an automated or on-demand basis. As their tenure in the healthcare industry grew so did their progression towards fully electronic form solutions. Interlace, was making strides towards patient electronic signature solutions in the same timeframe as Access eForms.
Over the years we have enjoyed having Interlace Health as another healthcare focused player in the market. Needless to say the solutions, strategies, perspectives, and services of our respective organizations are different. Regardless, Interlace Health offers hospitals another company to consider when it comes to meeting eForms needs, and having options is a good thing.
Docusign is a great company and they have a wonderful solution. They are used across many applications across a multitude of countries. However, Docusign’s pervasive applications across a broad set of industries is just the start of what separates Docusign as a company and at the solution level from Access eForms. The Docusign eSignature solution set is easy to use, but the lack of focus on the healthcare market becomes apparent rather quickly. In Docusign you’ll find little in the way of electronic health record (EHR) integration, enterprise capable form design tools, HL7/ADT integration, enterprise content management (ECM) off-the-shelf integration, and advanced capabilities for capturing patient signatures on digital Informed Consents with procedure-based content. Docusign eSignature is a wonderful tool for basic eSignature capture for rudimentary processes, but the complications and considerations required for an... Read the full competitive review >>
Taylor Healthcare sits under Taylor Communications which is owned by Taylor Corporation. The Taylor Communications name was formed as the result of Taylor Corp’s acquisition of the bankrupt Standard Register Co. in 2015. Up until 2015 Access eForms had only had any competition from Standard Register, but that competition almost exclusively lived in the arena of enterprise forms management solutions. Often Standard Register would have employees at the hospital site managing the print shop where they would produce anything from pre-printed forms, to marketing collateral. As Standard Register was consumed by Taylor Corp and shaped into what we now know today as Taylor Communications we have seen increased investment in fully digital solutions.
Hyland OnBase has existed for many years serving the healthcare industry (and many other industries too) in the arena of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). Access eForms has enjoyed a relationship with Hyland OnBase for many years that enables electronically signed and completed documents that occur within Access eForms to be seamlessly transferred to the Hyland OnBase ECM where the completed documents are automatically filed and indexed into the appropriate patient’s record. Furthermore, Access eForms was the primary supplier of electronic forms and patient electronic signature technology to Perceptive Software, makers of ImageNow, who were ultimately acquired by Hyland OnBase in 2017.
Hyland OnBase is a fantastic ECM provider that does offer rudimentary patient electronic signature capabilities that are appropriate for certain applications. Ultimately, patient electronic signature is a minor offering of Hyland that is not of enterprise caliber, thus rendering it’s applications to only a few forms in a few departments.
MEDITECH an electronic medical record (EMR) company that services thousands of hospitals across the globe and has done so for over 50 years. MEDITECH has consistently focused their efforts on the improvements of their core competencies, and has relied on third party companies, such as Access eForms, to supplement their patient electronic signature and electronic forms needs. MEDITECH officially partnered with Access eForms in 2012 to better enable their customer base to succeed with patient electronic signature endeavors. However, since then the partnership has blossomed in many unique ways. For example MEDITECH purchased the Passport solution from Access eForms in 2016 for the purpose of converting their difficult paper-based human resources forms that were sent though an approval process via interoffice mail envelopes to a fully trackable paperless process. Additionally, MEDITECH recently released their “MEDITECH as a Service” offering which exclusively features the Access eForms patient electronic signature solutions as part of their embedded integrated offering.
Epic Systems, out of Verona WI, is one of the worlds premier electronic medical record (EMR) offerings. You’ll find Epic at the heart of many world-class metropolitan healthcare systems, and research hospitals. Their solutions have always been built with a focus towards the clinician experience, and it shows. As part of their broad suite of offerings they do have some patient electronic signature capabilities. These solutions are often somewhat limited in their capabilities, limited in the electronic signature capture devices that can be used, and limited in their abilities to be used for more complex form processes (ex. POLST forms, Informed Consents, and other clinical consents). Epic is a wonderful EMR provider that continues to invest in their core competencies. Access eForms provides enterprise-class patient electronic signature capabilities that integrate seamlessly into the EPIC user interface experience. Integration instructions for the Access eForms solutions within Epic can be found in Epic documentation with Sherlock # 3261659.
Cerner is a premier electronic medical record (EMR) provider that serves as the technology backbone for numerous world-class healthcare organizations, the United States Department of Defense, the vast majority of the healthcare systems within the Middle East, and 99% of the hospitals within Australia. To say the least their solutions play a prolific role in global healthcare. Access eForms powers the Cerner Forms Suite as part of their Enterprise Documentation Management division. The Cerner Forms Suite is aimed at helping their hospitals convert paper-based clinical consents into Cerner integrated paperless solutions that eliminate lost forms, reduce the delays in the Operating Room, and improve patient satisfaction.
However, the story between Access eForms and Cerner goes deeper than the Cerner Forms Suite. Prior to the partnership with Cerner, Access eForms was partnered with Siemens Healthcare to provide enterprise forms management capabilities. In 2015 Cerner acquired Siemens Healthcare and along with that acquisition came the Access eForms partnership which ultimately expanded into Cerner proper.
|Access eForms||Hyland Onbase||DocuSign||Taylor Healthcare|
|Partnered with MEDITECH|
|Partnered with Cerner|
|Enterprise eConsent Capable||N/A||N/A|
|Searchable Forms Repository|
|Easy to Use Form Design Tool|
|Managed Procedure Content|
|Patented Barcode Hand-off to Tablet|
|Centralized Multi-Hospital Management Capable||N/A|
|Forms Design Committee Control & Management|
|Best of Breed Elsivier Content|
|Capitol Purchasing Options|
|Subscription Purchase Options||N/A|
|Form Completion Tracking|
|Multi-Signature Workflow Capable|
|Minimal Server Footprint||N/A|
|Remote Patient Send Capability||N/A||N/A|
|Features & Capabilities|
|Enterprise Print Management|
|Downtime Forms Solutions||N/A|
|Form Design Services|
|On-prem Deployment Option||N/A|
|Cloud Deployment Option||N/A|
|Optimal Character Recognition||N/A|
|Security & Support|
|Secure & Accessible to Clinicians|
The Passport offering from Access eForms is an enterprise capable and EHR integrated solution that can convert any paper-based process to a paperless solution. However, many hospitals prefer to apply paperless solutions across specific departments first. With Passport you can start smaller, and rest assured that you can expand to other departments over time.
|Impression||Passport Registration||Passport Bedside|
Patient Device eSignature
Ipad, Tablet & LCD eSignature
Hospital Informed Consent
Ipad, Tablet & LCD eSignature
|Compatibility & Integrations|
|Ipad & Tablet|
|Reduces Wait Time||N/A|
|Eliminate Lost Consents|
|Eliminate OR Delays||N/A||N/A|
|Improves Patient Satisfaction|
|Drastically Reduces Paper Costs|
|Screening Triage Option||N/A||N/A|
|Peer-reviewed Compliant Content||N/A||N/A|
|eSignature & Timestamp|
|Custom Forms Design Tool|
|24/7 Access to Support|
|Auto-Indexes in Patient Chart|
|Secure & Accessible to Patients|
|Secure & Accessible to Clinicians|
|16 Language Form Content|
|Automated Form Selection|
|Balloon/Bubble Tip Help|
|Meets Joint Commission Standards|
|Conditional Logic Form Completion|
|Dynamic Automated Form Content|
|Logic Driven Forms Automation|
|Dual Mobile Authentication||N/A||N/A|
|Contactless Patient Handoff||N/A|
|Required Fields Capable|
In addition to eSignature, we provide Enterprise Forms Management solutions so your staff only prints the latest versions of the forms they need whenever they need them.
Hospitals have a tremendous amount of forms, and managing all of those forms is extremely challenging. Maintaining stockpiles of the latest versions of forms across the clinical areas is logistically daunting. Placing sticky labels on forms is laborious for your clinical staff, it's very costly, and it exposes of risk of placing the wrong patient label on the wrong form. Learn more about our Enterprise Form Print Management Solutions HERE.
We are able to offer our solutions in a variety of ways to meet your organization's needs. Most commonly our customers opt to go with a one-time capital acquisition of software. Many customers will acquire the associated Professional Services from either a capital budget outlay or operational funds. This is purely a budgetary decision for your hospital. Finally, with the capital purchase of software there are associated annual support and maintenance fees.
Should you wish to operationalize the acquisition of software we are more than happy to entertain this through subscription options.
Indeed you can! Many customers want to dive into the "deep-end" and license our solutions for their entire enterprise. However; it's very common for hospitals to want to take a more incremental approach to eForms and eConsents. Should you wish to start your eForms and eConsent journey in Registration and then expand to other departments from there we will gladly accommodate your needs.
Naturally, implementation timeframes largely depend upon the scope and scale of the project. However, most projects are completed within three to six months from the "kick-off" call to begin the project, and the "kick-off" call generally occurs within a matter of weeks of the completion of the sale/purchase.
We do our best to work succinctly and rapidly to deploy the desired eForms and eConsent solutions. Furthermore, we work hard to eliminate as much burden from the customer as possible ensuring as much of a "turn-key" implementation as possible. We do provide our new customers with certain deliverables, and expected timeframes of completion so we can keep the projects on track. Life does happen, and we recognize our customers priorities may need to temporarily shift. In those situations we're glad to work with those customers to sort out the best reasonable path forward.
Absolutely! We strive to empower our customers to be as self-sufficient as they want to be and we achieve this by providing the appropriate tools to create and edit forms.