eConsent: The New Standard for Informed Consent
Making the Informed Consent Form Paperless
Technology has brought paperless operations to many areas across healthcare organizations, but the informed consent form and other documentation requiring patient signatures can be a lingering source of manual and paper intensive processes.
FormFast allows you to capture the appropriate consents electronically via eForms delivered on a mobile tablet right at the patient’s bedside. Consent documents are instantly archived, preventing lost documents, expediting care, and keeping the hospital in compliance.
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How eConsent Improves Processes Across Your Organization
With FormFast, Katherine no longer has to spend time looking for the latest printed consent form, barcode it and manually enter information. She can now navigate directly from the patient record in the EHR and select the electronic consent form – guaranteed to be the approved version – for the patient to comfortably sign on a tablet device.
Before FormFast, Linda and her staff spent a great deal of time manually scanning and indexing paper consent forms. With FormFast, the e-signed documents are routed directly to the EHR, accelerating the archival process, eliminating error-prone manual processes, and allowing HIM to better manage the information that drives their hospital.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to FormFast, Ryan’s team calculated the estimated cost for paper surgical consents to be $0.30 per page. This calculation includes the cost of paper, toner, printing, scanning, storage and wages. With around 19,500 consents per month and two pages per consent form, electronic bedside consents are saving the hospital at least $140,400 per year.
Operating Room Nurse
Brenda used to spend significant time confirming the presence of a consent form before a procedure – leading to delays. With FormFast, consent forms are available immediately in the EHR after signatures are captured and the physician’s signature is guaranteed to be included.
Susan is expecting quality care during her inpatient stay and will have the opportunity to provide feedback through the HCAHPS survey concluding her stay. She feels properly educated about the procedure to take place and that the staff understand her wishes.
Before electronic bedside consents, misplaced and outdated forms led to delays and liabilities. The FormFast solution gives Elizabeth piece of mind concerning informed consent compliance for the hospital, as staff are now guaranteed to present patients with the right form, at the right time.
What FormFast Customers are Saying:
HIM Clinical Document Manager, Steward Healthcare (formerly IASIS Healthcare)
Broadlawns Medical Center, IT Director
HCGH (Johns Hopkins), Systems Analyst
East Alabama Medical Center, Sr. Network Engineer