3. Electronic forms solutions
If you haven’t already gone paperless, it’s time to make the switch. Electronic forms are the future of healthcare, because they offer benefits such as those listed here.
Requiring patients to fill out paper forms creates extra work for your office staff, since they have to manually input information into the computer. Cut the length of this process in half by using electronic forms that automatically transmit data from completed forms into your system.
The more paper your practice uses, the more expenses you incur. Paper, toner, and other printing supplies aren’t cheap, especially when you’re using a lot. Add in the time you have to pay employees to scan documents and the amount of money it takes to store them, and you’ll quickly see the dent paper forms make on your budget.
Become more eco-friendly
In 2017, 22.4 million tons of paper was cast aside in landfills.1 Every company can make a difference, so join the cause by going paperless with your practice.
You need all the square footage you can get at your office. Taking forms digital will allow to you get rid of excess file cabinets and the rooms needed to store them, giving you more space to serve patients.
Avoid lost paperwork
A healthcare practice is a busy place, so it’s probably not uncommon for patient forms to get lost in the mix. Not only is this a privacy violation, having to ask patients to complete paperwork a second time is an inconvenience certainly not appreciated.