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Posted By Lorana Price On August 23, 2018

Patient Consent Forms Are Now Editable

Editor for Patient Consent Forms

Patagonia Health demonstrates its responsiveness to customer requests with the addition of the Patient Consent Form Editor. The new editor is an add-on to our Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. You may now customize patient consent forms with the level of detail and terminology that best applies to your practice.

For example, your organization may now add additional or varying information to a consent form, such as services being refused by a patient. Or, you many wish for patients to choose between optional statements. Additionally, forms may be specified according to language (English, Spanish, or Multi, which is both English and Spanish) within the editor. The version number/specification of the document are also able to be either established or updated.

Users with Administrative or Template Editor roles may create, update, revise, and customize consent and authorization forms they require patients to complete and sign. They will access the Patient Consent Form Editor through the Practice Administration portal.

The top portion of the consent, which pulls data-specific information from the patient record, is not editable. Likewise, the signature area located on the bottom of the form is also not editable.

“The consent form is considered legally binding after it is signed, and therefore, is no longer editable,” says John Ramsey, chief enterprise architect for Patagonia Health. “It becomes a locked document within the patient record, much like a PDF, once a signature is captured via the Patient Consent App.”

Get in touch with us today if you are interested in learning more about the Patient Consent Form Editor.

About Lorana Price

Lorana Price is a Marketing Executive at Patagonia Health. Her background includes work with regulated document management software, home healthcare software and global medical device commercialization. She applies her skills at Patagonia Health by developing content related to important Public and Behavioral Health news and updates.