When we started investigating how to better capture, store and manage patient forms and form data, there was an obvious content management solution: MEDITECH’s Scanning & Archiving. But we soon realized that this was only part of the puzzle. We needed a way to get patient forms into the chart & printing and scanning hard copies of registration packets and other documents wasn’t going to cut it. That’s why we chose an electronic forms solution from Access.
Once we’d made this decision, it soon became obvious that we need a plan to ensure we rolled out e-forms alongside MEDITECH SCA effectively. Here are five steps we took to make this happen:
1) Establish a forms committee (and make sure HIM leads it!)
With any multi-department IT project, it’s all too easy to let chaos reign (hearing me, fellow IT/IS managers!?). That’s why an established forms committee can evaluate and prioritize form needs across the entire health system. Doing so not o…