San Francisco, CA, December 22, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- PatientClick Offers Integration with Signature Pad
Technologies for the health care industry continues to evolve with EHRs (Electronic Health Records), changing the way physicians and patients interact. PatientClick, a Cleveland-based company, with offices in San Diego, has been at the forefront of this technological revolution with their easy to use, web-based EHR system. PatientClick continues to offer more features and advancements as they take another step toward the creation of a paperless office with the integration of a signature pad into their system.
An EHR is a computerized medical record system used by physicians and health care professionals that allows for storage, retrieval, transfer, and modification of medical records. Signed into law in 2009, the HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) provides financial incentives for health care offices to implement EHRs in the next few years. Beginning in 2015, physicians and providers who do not elect to use an EHR will be penalized a percentage of their Medicare fees. EHRs will be the standard for all medical offices in the very near future.
Having a patient’s signature is an important part of the interaction between health care practitioners and patients. Signatures can authenticate by verifying a user’s identity, and they can also attest by showing legal responsibility. Signatures, like medical records, can either be analog (stored on paper), or digital (stored on electronic media). With PatientClick’s new signature pad integration, signatures as well as medical records will be completely digital.
A patient’s signature on medical records serves three principal purposes for both patient and the provider:
* Identity - the signature identifies the patient and ensures privacy.
* Intent - the signature confirms a patient’s intent for approval, confirmation, or authorization purposes.
* Integrity - the signature protects the document against repudiation by the patient, guards the integrity of the system, and protects the privacy of patient and physician.
The PatientClick EHR technology utilizes the services of leading signature Pad for their signature pad integration. It is based in Simi Valley; CA is one of the leading developers and manufacturers of signature hardware and software in the world. Topaz Systems has won numerous industry awards and continues to develop new technology and provide hardware, software, and expertise enabling businesses to create a paperless work environment.
Signature pads are a valuable addition to the EHR technology and can be used for a variety of purposes.
* To sign in for an appointment.
* To sign consent forms for medical procedures and tests.
* To sign financial responsibility forms.
* To consent to the release of information and medical records.
* To prevent fraud.
Integrating PatientClick’s web-based EHR software with a signature pad simplifies Authentication and improves the integrity of system. Patients can feel safe knowing that signature pad technology in conjunction with PatientClick’s web-based EHR system, will protect the privacy of their information, increase the efficiency of their physician’s office, and improve their interactions with the health care industry.
PatientClick (http://www.patientclick.com), based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in San Diego, Calif., offers innovative online electronic health record management solutions designed and built specifically for physicians and small medical clinics. The service provides all in one EHR solution including ePrescription and clearing house, with no costly hardware to install and with a minimal amount of time required to get up and running. PatientClick’s services are scalable, so they can fit a physician’s practice large or small. The specialty-specific EHR software service covers more than 30 medical specialties, and can be customized to fit individual needs and workflow of any physician offices. For more information, visit PatientClick on the web at http://www.patientclick.com, or call 1-877-901-9990.
About Topaz Systems
Topaz Systems is a leading developer and manufacturer of electronic signature software and hardware, and has been based in Simi Valley, California since 1995. Topaz provides all the hardware, software, intellectual property, and expertise to enable paperless document creation, signing, and authentication of electronic forms with digital handwritten signatures. Topaz is the recipient of multiple industry awards including six-time consecutive wins of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award for outstanding growth, Deloitte technology Fast 500 honors, INC 500, and INC 5000 recognition. www.topazsystems.com
PatientClick (http://www.patientclick.com), based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in San Diego, Calif., offers innovative online electronic health record management solutions designed and built specifically for physicians and small medical clinics.