"The tight link between Access EFR and our Siemens dashboard gives clinicians a simple way to retrieve forms without altering their workflow," said PVHMC CIO Kent Hoyos.
"Nurses and HIM
staff no longer waste time with sticky labels, because forms are barcoded by the Access system."
Before moving to electronic forms automation, patients or clinicians filled out redundant information on each form.
With the Access system pulling patient data onto each form using unique data mapping technology, this is unnecessary.
"Each form output by Access EFR has patient demographics pre-filled, which saves time," Hoyos
Access EFR has put a stop to nurses hoarding paper forms as well as version control issues.
"With Access EFR we know our clinicians are only using the current versions of forms, and they'll never run out like we did with hard copies," Hoyos
"We've also created standardized sets of documents - so cardiac nurses are only presented with the cardiology forms they need, for example."
believes that Access EFM
has helped simplify PVHMC's expansion of the Siemens suite.
"I can't imagine moving to Siemens EDM without Access EFM
is impressed with the impact of the Access system.
"We've advanced our patient safety initiative with Access EFM
"Its support of two barcoding methodologies on patient wristbands, and of our specimen collection, medication dispensing and blood sugar testing processes gives us validation that we're positively identifying patients every time."
barcoding solutions alongside Siemens Medication Management suite has also improved patient satisfaction.
"When we scan barcoded wristbands produced by the Access system, it gives our patients confidence that we're doing the right thing, which makes them feel safer," Hoyos
The Access system is also reducing Pomona Valley's environmental impact.
"Since deploying Access EFM
we've reclaimed space on clinical floors, where nurses are always fighting for more room," Hoyos