Medical Center Sees Lower Costs, Less Paper…
Authored by John Powers, CEO, featured in Chief Healthcare Executive
There were three reasons the director of patient access at a premier academic medical center in Texas wanted to test, and possibly roll out signature pads in April 2019.
First, the units she’d learned about were significantly less expensive than the ones already in use at registration desks. Second, the devices were much easier to install than their current devices, essentially just needing to be plugged in to be recognized by the computer. Third, several locations at the medical center were still using paper consent forms, so moving them to e-signatures through a less-expensive device would save time, reduce errors, and eliminate paper.