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Beat Supply Chain Issues with a Paperless Practice


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Ditch the Paper and Go Digital

The benefits of a paperless practice are more clear now than ever. As practices increasingly ditch paper to go digital, it provides them the ability to combat supply chain issues while using software that will also increase patient communication and improve the bottom line.

Piles of Paper

Paperwork has become increasingly costly in terms of both time and money, costing about $812 billion annually. Updox’s recent patient survey also showed that 53% of consumers would prefer to update or provide their patient information to their healthcare provider through online forms accessible via mobile phone, email, or a patient portal. 

When practices go paperless, it can ultimately result in a more profitable, efficient practice and more satisfied patients.

Improve Patient Communication & Productivity in a Paperless World

Digitizing documents beyond the EHR – including everything from a digital patient intake process and signed consent forms to claims and payments – is crucial to improving workflows, productivity, and efficiency, as well as patient communication. But converting to a paperless practice doesn’t have to happen all at once – there are multiple options to get started. 

Utilizing solutions like electronic forms, HIPAA-Compliant eFax, and direct secure messaging can help practices:

  • Cut down on manual paperwork and data entry
  • Improve accuracy and communications between providers
  • Improve accuracy and communications with regulatory bodies

In addition, charge capture solutions that automate billing data can increase billing speed, optimize practice revenue, and ultimately improve provider satisfaction. And can often integrate with other paperless solutions like electronic fax and forms.

When a practice goes paperless:

  • It liberates staff from stacks of paperwork
  • Ultimately freeing up time,
  • Increases productivity
  • Grows profitability
  • Improves patient satisfaction

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