As one of our practices is paperless, we were hoping to have a simple new patients form available electronically ie. on a tablet whereby the information they enter is 'pulled through' to front desk. Similar functionality as the online booking request process only they're sitting in the waiting room and we could still do the final 'add' of the patient to ensure there's no duplicates.
Then we'd be pretty much 100% paperless
Time to let you in on what we are already considering;
- an electronic form on the booking gateway as part of the booking process that will put information directly into Front Desk. We already collect patient name, address, DOB and contact number and move this directly into a patient file if booking as a new patient. We need to add things like a consent for treatment, agreement regarding accounts etc and get them to sign the terms electronically.
- if not using patient gateway, emailing a link to new clients so they can fill in these details at home or out and about on their mobile devices before arriving for their first visit.
- in addition to the link above that could be sent in the practice at a first visit, if the client has a suitable mobile device with them to complete the form on their own device, a practice tablet (IPad) can be given to the patient to complete in the waiting room, which can also accept an electronic signature using finger signing technology.
What details would you like on your electronic new patient information form ?
Online new patient registration form that downloads straight into the database. Our graphic designer says that our current pdf style forms are outdated and that most companies offer a form that the patient fills in online and submits. The data gets populated on a database and is able ot be analysed and searched thorugh etc. I am interested in this but am holding off in the hope that frontdesk is planning something similar in future.
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