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“We could have never manually indexed forms in MEDITECH Scanning and Archiving because it’s too time-consuming. Access IFS eliminates this concern and also the costs of affixing sticky labels on each form.”

Charlotte Smith
Director of Health Information/Privacy Officer
Colchester East Hants Health Authority

We know you’ve got a lot to do and see at MUSE International 2012, but if you’re fed up with paper forms, need to get registration and clinical documents into Meditech Scanning & Archiving and are looking into electronic signature, you can’t afford to not come by the Access booth (#705).

You’ll see how our solutions can help you:

  • Generate e-forms on demand with patient info mapped from Meditech
  • Eliminate costly pre-printed paper forms
  • Automatically apply barcodes that enable first-time, indexing-free scanning into Meditech SCA
  • Electronically register patients and retrieve clinical e-forms during Meditech downtime
  • Bridge output from clinical systems (like perinatal and endoscopy) and devices (such as ECG and fetal monitors) directly into EHRs – no paper or indexing
  • Apply secure e-signatures to forms and capture biometric data
  • Onboard a new employee, approve a capital request, refer a patient and more without generating a single sheet of paper

If you’re not able to make it to the show, contact us today to schedule an online or onsite demo.

You can also check out these customer success stories from hospitals that run Meditech:

Angleton Danbury Medical Center

San Juan Regional Medical Center

Norman Regional Hospital 

By Chad Morrill, account executive at Access, the world’s leading electronic forms management choice for hospitals.

 

When hospitals choose a healthcare IT provider, they too often just focus on the same questions many of us consider when buying a car: “How fast does it go?” and “How much does it cost?” But for a successful project, these are just two of the many factors to consider. Another key decision point should be a vendor’s suitability as a long-term partner.

We’re not just talking the equivalent of a 100,000-mile power train warranty, whereby the vendor will fix your system if it breaks, though of course responsive support is important. But beyond that, you’ll be better off working with a company that not only understands its products and services, but also your processes, your staff, and your goals, and will do its best to unite these elements to give you maximum performance and value.

The first thing to consider before getting on the road is your hospital’s needs, both now and for the next few years. What are the pain points you’re trying to overcome, what new compliance mandate are you struggling to satisfy, or which facet of your EMR/EHR project are you finding most troublesome? This then defines the focus of your solution search, which will in turn narrow your list of prospective vendors.

Next, ask for references from facilities like yours and see how they’re solving the very issues you want to solve. Then ask them what else they’ve been able to do with the product. A hospital sometimes picks a solution because it fits neatly into whatever box they’re trying to fill, but yet leaves the full potential of that solution untapped. One of the reasons is that an IT team is typically tasked with solving a very narrow problem, and once they’ve done it, they must move on to putting out the next fire lit by clinicians or the CIO. They then go out and look for other vendors to meet the very needs that could be met by the product they’re already using – a waste of time, effort, and money for everyone involved.

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Angleton Danbury Medical Center needed a way to get patient registration forms into Meditech Scanning and Archiving (SCA) without time-consuming and error-prone scanning and manual indexing. The Intelligent Forms Suite from Access, the #1 e-forms management provider for hospitals was the clear choice.

“Access’s electronic forms management technology is proven to be effective and to integrate with MEDITECH,” said Owen Huett, Director of Information Systems at Angleton Danbury. “We want to be as paperless as possible, and recognized that Access’s solutions would help achieve this.”

Once an admissions clerk registers a patient in MEDITECH, they click a button to automatically create a customized registration forms packet. The Access system’s tight integration with Meditech pulls patient demographics onto each form, as well as unique patient identifiers. The patient then fills in the remaining required info, and applies a secure electronic signature via an LCD pad. The Access system then sends the forms into the correct EMR in Meditech SCA – a paperless, hands-free process.

“With Access’s Image Portal, we push e-forms into MEDITECH Scanning and Archiving without generating paper or manual indexing,” Huett said. “This is a huge time saver and we know the forms are going into the right medical record.”

At the same time that it outputs the admissions packet, the Access system generates barcoded wristbands, which ensure positive patient ID throughout the visit, increasing safety.

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