Halifax Health Named First Member of the Access Million eSignature Club

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Halifax Health eliminates more than 17 tons of paper, cuts nearly $70,000 in expenses since implementing Access eForms

“We’ve eliminated nearly 3.5 million pieces of paper from our daily operations since implementing Access eSignature solutions,” -- Tom Stafford, Halifax Health vice president and CIO.

Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla., has been named the inaugural member of the Access Million eSignature Club. The honor recognizes the hospital for securing one million electronic patient signatures through the use of digital Informed Consents rather than paper forms.

“Since we started working with the hospital in 2012, Halifax Health has embraced the challenge of creating a fully digital experience in all areas of the hospital – from Registration to the bedside,” said Tim Elliott, Access CEO. “Halifax Health is an industry example of the organization-wide benefits that can happen when a hospital commits to a paperless path.”

Since implementing Access eForms, Halifax Health has:

  • Removed more than 17 tons of paper from its workflow
  • Cut nearly $70,000 in expenses
  • Protected more than 400 trees

“We’ve eliminated nearly 3.5 million pieces of paper from our daily operations since implementing Access eSignature solutions,” said Tom Stafford, Halifax Health vice president and CIO. “In addition to financial and environmental benefits, fewer paper forms translates to more time for clinicians to focus on their passion of delivering top-notch care.”

Access eSignature solutions quickly converts paper forms into electronic versions that can be accessed anywhere and on any device. The technology ensures the most current version of the form is used; it speeds the process of data collection and the solution ensures collected patient information remains secure.

Using electronic forms also prevents costly procedure delays stemming from missing patient paperwork. One study found that 66 percent of patients were missing forms at surgery, which led to a delay in 14 percent of operative cases. Access eSignature solutions has helped Halifax Health minimize the risk of surgery delays, and spared clinicians countless hours of searching for missing paperwork.

“Eliminating more than 17 tons of paper from a hospital’s workflow is an impressive feat,” said Elliott. “Naming Halifax Health the first member of the Million eSignature Club is our way of honoring the provider for achieving this milestone.”

In sum, Access clients have removed nearly 218 million sheets of paper – or nearly 1,100 tons – from their daily operations. Providers using Access eForms solutions have also protected more than 26,000 trees.

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 accessefm.com.

About Halifax Health
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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