Access Showcases Electronic Forms and Patient Signatures at South Africa MEDITECH Users’ Conference UserMix

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Integration between Access Passport web-based forms platform and MEDITECH’s EHR fuels continued international expansion

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It was a pleasure to introduce Access’s e-forms solutions to the South Africa healthcare market during our UserMix conference. The value that Access brings to the table complements MEDITECH and ensures an enhanced patient experience.

Hospitals worldwide are moving toward obtaining fully electronic health records (EHRs), and HIS and ECM systems get them part of the way. Yet many are still printing and scanning paper forms. That’s why hundreds of hospitals have turned to Access to provide web-based electronic forms and patient signature solutions. Access recently showcased how these solutions integrate with MEDITECH’s industry leading EHR at the UserMix event in Johannesburg, South Africa, in concert with MEDITECH South Africa.

“It was a pleasure to introduce Access’s e-forms solutions to the South Africa healthcare market during our UserMix conference,” said Charlotte Jackson, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at MEDITECH South Africa. “The value that Access brings to the table complements MEDITECH and ensures an enhanced patient experience."

During the event, Access’s strategic account executive shared the success story of Hilo Medical Center, which replaced paper-based patient consents with digital versions and electronic patient signatures. Once a patient completes and electronically signs their registration forms, these are sent directly into the correct record in MEDITECH’s EHR. This project is providing big benefits: saving more than $200,000 (~ R2,500,000) a year and improving patient engagement and satisfaction.

Access’s presence at the event reflects its growing international presence, which has seen an increasing number of customers across the UK, Europe and the Southern Hemisphere discover the cost savings, improved patient care and reduced environmental impact of tightly integrated, paperless Access and MEDITECH solutions.

Following the show, Access met with representatives of several leading hospitals across South Africa. Their product demonstrations enabled these facilities to see the benefits of deploying web-based forms and electronic patient signatures alongside MEDITECH technology.

“When combined with MEDITECH’s EHR, our web-based forms solutions provide a completely paperless solution for all hospitals—whether they’re in Johannesburg, Sydney, New York or anywhere in-between,” said Access founder and CEO Tim Elliott. “We’re excited to share the cost- and time-saving advantages with organizations in South Africa and elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere.”

About Access
For more than 15 years, Access has developed electronic forms management solutions that eliminate the unnecessary expense, risk and inefficiency of paper forms. Our 100 percent paperless technology enables organizations in any industry to capture, manage, sign and share forms data without printing or scanning. Learn more at http://www.accessefm.com and help Access’s partner The Last Well bring clean water and the Gospel to Liberia at http://thelastwell.org

About MEDITECH
Today, more than 2,300 institutions worldwide use MEDITECH’s fully integrated, interoperable EHR to provide healthcare to the communities they serve. Their robust, patient-centered technology spans the healthcare continuum, including unique functional capacity for the following environments: ambulatory care, acute care, long-term care, rehabilitation services, behavioral health, and home care. For additional information, visit http://www.meditech.com

About MEDITECH South Africa
MEDITECH South Africa (Pty) Ltd provides integrated software solutions to meet the information needs of healthcare organisations in Africa and the Middle East. From large integrated delivery networks to community hospitals and clinics, our software solutions support the entire continuum of healthcare. Learn more at http://www.meditech.co.za/

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