There might not be a more wasteful practice than printing a form — especially a multi-page one — for the sole purpose of getting a signature.
While certain healthcare regulations — especially those around telehealth visits — have been relaxed during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the core compliance and regulatory environment remain intact, including rules around signatures.
Despite advances, paper remains commonplace, from the intake forms, to privacy and consent forms, to medical histories stored in large filing systems.
The pandemic‘s impact on the financial health of healthcare has, to say the least, been monumental. What will turn this around in 2021?
Although many hospitals and practices have made the move to some form of electronic signature solution, not everyone has adopted the technology. Enter COVID-19.