Downtime Solutions


Business Need

Whether it is scheduled or unscheduled, EMR downtime happens. Yet the hospital still needs to keep on moving.  Patients need to be registered and orders need to be processed. This is why FormFast has created downtime solutions for hospitals.


The registration Downtime Application enables Registration to continue to admit patients while the main HIS system is down.The fields are customized to your facilities needs with all the fields necessary for a patient to be admitted.


Instantly print bar-coded eForms, as well as wristbands and labels, that are automatically imprinted with patient identifiers.  The demographic information helps ensure positive patient ID, while the barcodes are essential to quickly archiving the documents in the document management system or imaging system.


FormFast’s downtime solution can even launch the forms on-demand module and electronic signature.  With electronic forms on-demand, additional forms and wristbands can be printed as needed, complete with patient demographics and barcodes.  Electronic signature integration allows for patients to quickly e-sign forms even in a downtime situation.



With features such as drop list fields and easy to read action buttons, your registration staff will have no problem adapting to the downtime situation.


Downtime Physician Orders sets are published in FastFlow so they are available via a web browser across your network. In addition to downtime scenarios, FastFlow allows internal and external clinicians to access and initiate order workflows to bolster or backup more complex order entry processes.


FormFast provides a system to monitor and record Admission, Discharge, and Transfer data, providing a snapshot of your patient information prior to the Information System downtime event. FormFast applications use this information to provide demographic information for patient related processes. In the event of scheduled downtime, FormFast makes it easy to print a packet of essential forms and documentation for any or all patients so you can safely continue care through the EMR downtime period.



FormFast’s Downtime solutions drive the following benefits:

  • Reduced communication errors during a downtime event
  • Improved clinician satisfaction through easily accessible, online forms compliance with hospital policies and procedures during EMR downtime
  • Increased patient safety
  • Business continuity which allows patients to be admitted, care to be delivered, and orders to be processed during a downtime event

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Improve Downtime Processes

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