Sulphur Springs, Texas (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
To improve patient care and advance its EHR initiative, Star Valley Medical Center decided to switch its health information system (HIS) to MEDITECH. In preparation for the transition, administrators evaluated ways in which they could eliminate paper and recognized the need to move away from pre-printed forms. They evaluated several vendors and selected an e-form on demand solution from Access.
“Access’s forms designer was easier to use than any of their competitors, and their workflow functionality was better,” said Eli Lainhart, IT director at Star Valley. “When we compared references, we also found that Access’s integration with MEDITECH was tighter.”
Currently, an admissions team member registers a new or returning patient in MEDITECH. They then get up from their desk to retrieve each of the forms that comprise the registration packet and apply labels to each one. Once the patient fills in demographics and other information and signs the forms, Star Valley manually processes the documents, including data entry.
With Access, the registrar will complete the MEDITECH-focused steps and then generate an e-forms packet customized to the patient. Seamless integration will then map demographics from MEDITECH to each e-form, eliminating the need for the patient to enter the same information on every document.
The patient will complete the remaining fields, and the forms will be scanned into MEDITECH. As the Access solution automatically applies unique patient identifiers and form IDs, there will be no need for manual indexing.
“The admissions team is excited about the automation that Access will provide,” Lainhart said. “They won’t have to label forms or enter data anymore.”
After the initial rollout in admissions, Star Valley will extend e-forms on demand to surgery, the ER and, as Lainhart puts it, “any department that uses forms.”
In addition to delivering forms automation in patient-focused areas, Access also is providing an enterprise check-printing solution for Star Valley’s financials department.
“The ability of Access’s product to print on demand to blank check stock was another big selling point,” Lainhart said.
About Star Valley Medical Center
Star Valley Medical Center (SVMC) is a rural critical access hospital located in Afton, Wyo., comprising a hospital, physician clinics, long-term care center and Salt River Orthopaedics (an orthopaedic center of excellence). SVMC has been named as one of America's Top 100 Rural Hospitals by the National Rural Health Association. Learn more at http://www.svmcwy.org.
Hundreds of hospitals worldwide use paperless Access solutions to integrate e-forms, electronic patient signatures and clinical data into EHRs. Access helps improve care, eliminate financial and environmental costs and enhance patient safety and downtime planning initiatives. Learn more at http://www.accessefm.com and discover how you can help Access’s partner The Last Well bring fresh water & the Gospel to Liberia here.