Case Study: Epic Health System
How One Medical Center Created an Informed Consent Process that Benefits Patients and Staff
Realizing the inefficiencies of their dated paper-based informed consent process, a large university medical center in the South removed paper from the process. The old error-prone process was negatively impacting patient experience, cost, productivity, OR utilization and risk management.
By switching to an electronic informed consent solution, the medical center’s clinicians aren’t interrupted in their workflows, patients are more satisfied, compliance becomes almost guaranteed, and procedures aren’t delayed due to lost paperwork.
This report sheds light on:
- How a paper-based informed consent process can negatively affect patients and staff, and put your system at legal and financial risk
- The cost and productivity benefits of a mobile informed consent process
- The ways in which a mobile informed consent solution enhanced interoperability and streamlined clinician workflows at the health system
- How the university medical center utilized their database of procedures to implement one standardized form for electronic consent, with the ability to quickly and easily customize the form per procedure to include associated information, risks and benefits