Case Study | March 2, 2010

Improving Patient Safety And Admission Processes

Source: FormFast

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Case Study: Improving Patient Safety And Admission Processes

By FormFast

FormFast has not only fulfilled the hospitals' goals for legible, well-designed forms, it also gives them the capability of placing a bar code on each sheet of the patient record.

Ashland and Hayward prepared a Return-On-Investment study prior to implementing its automated systems. Although Reynolds and Patefield say it's too early to report actual numbers, both are confident of the return they're receiving with the new approach. Says Reynolds, "We've already reduced our accounts receivables to 30 days with our new systems. We're getting paid much more quickly. But it isn't just Affinity or FormFast, or Electronic Document Management alone, it's all these things coming together so seamlessly to help us achieve greater efficiency." Adds Patefield, "We've already saved thousands of dollars in patient medication charges alone. It's easy to show safety improvement and cost savings with this approach."

Both Reynolds and Patefield enthusiastically support the improvements they've seen with Quadramed and FormFast. Explains Patefield, " We host site visits about once a month for people who are interested in the Quadramed system. It's so easy to show safety improvements and cost savings with this system." Still, she says, some resistance is to be expected. "We had staff who didn't want to learn how to use computers. If people are hesitant, I always remind them: 'Let's not forget what we're here for, or why we're doing this. All of these systems are going to help us keep our patients safe.' We're on a quest for patient safety. And FormFast is absolutely part of our quest."

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