Electronic signatures (e-signatures) are quickly becoming the norm across various industries, including healthcare. Long-term care, skilled nursing and senior living workflows involve many forms and documents that require signatures. In this article, we will discuss the top five reasons why e-signatures should be an integral part of your post-acute care workflow.
E-signatures Streamline Documentation
One of the most significant benefits of e-signatures is that they simplify the documentation process. The traditional method of signing documents requires printing, signing, scanning, and sending back the signed document. This process is time-consuming and prone to errors. E-signatures eliminate this tedious process by allowing documents to be signed electronically in real-time, saving valuable time and reducing errors.
Enhanced Security & Compliance
E-signatures provide enhanced security over traditional signatures. E-signatures are unique and cannot be replicated, making them more secure and reliable than traditional signatures. In addition, e-signatures provide a detailed audit trail that captures who signed the document and when, adding an extra layer of security to the process.
Carefeed’s e-signatures tool ensures that no important documentation is missing signatures or information. Signed agreements and consents can upload directly into your EHR. When surveyors come knocking, showing them that you work with an e-signature tool like Carefeed that charts to your EHR, ensures them that your facility has a culture of compliance.
E-signatures Increase Efficiency
Using e-signatures in your long-term care workflow can increase efficiency in several ways. E-signatures eliminate the need for physical paperwork and manual signatures, reducing the time and effort required to complete documentation. Additionally, e-signatures can be accessed from any location with an internet connection, allowing for greater flexibility and convenience.
Carefeed’s clients have reported saving 2+ hours per admission using Carefeed’s tools for e-signatures, eConsents, communication & automation. Our software pulls valuable information from your EHR, entering it in the documentation for you automatically, preventing you from having to enter the same information over and over again in the documents.
Improved Resident Experience
The use of e-signatures can improve the resident experience in several ways. With e-signatures, residents and their families can complete and sign forms electronically, saving time and reducing the need for physical paperwork. This streamlined process can lead to a better overall experience for residents, enhancing their satisfaction with the care they receive.
Cost Savings with e-signatures
Finally, e-signatures can lead to cost savings for post-acute facilities. The use of e-signatures eliminates the need for physical paperwork, reducing printing, scanning, and storage costs. Additionally, e-signatures can speed up the documentation process, reducing administrative costs and allowing staff to focus on more critical tasks.
The savings can span departments as well. We have calculated monthly material savings of $815 between just Admissions and HR for facilities using Carefeed.
Carefeed: An e-signature solution and SO MUCH MORE
E-signatures are a crucial component of any post-acute care workflow. They streamline documentation, enhance security, increase efficiency, improve patient experience, and result in cost savings. By implementing e-signatures into your workflow, you can simplify the documentation process, reduce errors, and improve patient care.
But what if you could take these efficiencies a step forward and make an even bigger impact on the ease of running your post-acute care facility?
Carefeed helps you:
- Digitize admissions with eSignatures & eConsents
- Broadcast texts, emails, and voicemails to your entire care community
- Automatically chart communications in your EHR
- Standardize communication & ensure compliance
- Boost census and online reviews
- Accept payments