eSignatures: The Key to Going Paperless

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    14-Dec-2014

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Today, more and more healthcare facilities are making efforts to go paperless. FormFast offers insight on eSignatures and how they can change the healthcare industry.

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  • 1. eSignatures THE KEY TO PAPERLESS HOSPITALS
  • 2. Hospitals across the United States are making every effort to become paperless
  • 3. Although this sounds great, the progress has been slow, as well as incomplete.
  • 4. Earlier this year, Forbes released a report showing that only 1.8% of hospitals have a completely electronic record! License: https://flic.kr/p/a5L8Gu
  • 5. Its understandably difficult to suddenly change the way you operate a business, but all hospitals should consider a progression from paper patient records to paperless systems.
  • 6. The majority of hospitals have chosen to use forms automation solutions, or eForms, as a means of introducing efficiency into their processes.
  • 7. However, eSignature technology takes forms automation solutions to the next level.
  • 8. eSignatures display hospital forms on an electronic device and allow the patient to sign them, eliminating the need for paper forms.
  • 9. When the patient's signature is captured on the device, it's merged to the eForms, creating a legally signed document.
  • 10. eSignatures also offer the benefit of reduced costs and enables the organization to spend more time focusing on patient care.