Finally the solution you have been waiting for.
You have set a goal to reduce paper in your office. Your paper chart and clinical notes have been or will soon be replaced with a computerized chart recorded in the operatory. Yet for government and legal purposes you still need to ask your patients to sign forms. HIPAA privacy forms, health history forms, consent forms, signature-on-file forms, the list goes on.
Until now your only choice was to park these forms in the patient chart (you know that chart you were trying to eliminate) or scan each signed form into your practice management system's "document center", quite a time consuming process. Now, when you think about it, doesn't it seem absurd to create a form on the computer word processor, print it out, have the patient sign it, then go to all the trouble to scan it back into the computer where it started from in the first place? Now, for the good news. With DentForms, you don't have to.
The form starts out in the computer. DentForms maintains a bank of all the standard patient related forms you use in your office. (And YES you can create and/or customize your own). From the patient screen in your practice management system, you double click on a small icon, and you have immediate access to your form bank. You simply select the form you want the patient to sign, the patient reviews the form on the screen, or may have previously reviewed a master copy of the form, and simply adds their signature to the form with a little signature pad device like the one you used the other day at the store. The patient signature is now part of that form, the form can be printed for the patient if needed, the form is stored in your computer with the signature imbedded in the form. The process is simple and eliminates printing, scanning and storage of the paper form completely.
You must maintain access to these forms either in paper or electronic form. Why? Well, just in case. When you need them they are easy to print from the computer. The form is secure. It cannot be modified once the day is over. Each form can be easily accessed if it is ever needed directly from the patients record. It can't be lost. Your data backup system protects your legal forms from ever being lost or stolen or destroyed by natural disaster.