29. April 2014

On the rise: Healthcare IT-Solutions including eSignature from secrypt – now also for patient admission with a signature pad

At the recent conhIT fair (06.05. – 08.05.2014 in Berlin) the signature solution provider secrypt shows the latest innovations for optimized signature processes and document safety for the healthcare sector

More and more facilities in the healthcare sector are realizing the potential for optimization which is provided by integrating the electronic signature into their Healthcare IT-Applications. From efficiency in patient admission due to the signature pads to digitally sign medical records or archiving medical records in accordance with the requirements arising from the need to maintain the long term probative value of those records. That includes effective signature management in the archive - using smart timestamp-solutions.

The actual use of paper becomes redundant in a whole lot of daily clinical workflows when integrated signature solutions replace handwritten signatures – thus ensuring a consistent clinical documentation. The avoidance of media-discontinuity increases the efficiency, saves time in treatment procedures and reduces cost significantly.

The trend towards inclusion of eSignature components in Healthcare IT-Systems gathered momentum due to the continuing demand for digital protection of document authenticity and integrity as well as secure long-term archiving. A range of secrypt partners have integrated eSignature-tools into their hospital information- (HIS), document management- and archive systems. At that the user activates the signature function in his familiar software environment.

A qualified electronic signature (QES) - secures the digital validity of a document (§ 371a ZPO) and is legally the equivalent to the autographic signatures (according to § 126a BGB). Therefore document processes that by law require handwritten signatures – e.g. in medical records or diagnoses - can be consistently executed in the digital world. Standard signature smart cards as well as the electronic “Heilberufsausweis” (HBA), the electronic ID (ePA) and perspectively the new electronic health card (eGK) are being used.

conhIT 2014 news: signature pad solution for patient admission
With their new signature pad solution for the clinical Healthcare sector secrypt presents another application for more efficiency in daily hospital life: as patients can sign their treatment contracts or agreements for add-on benefits via pad signature the admission process and the handling of the digital medical records is made easier. Additionally this minimizes the producing and archiving of respective paper documents in the hospital.

“In the meantime the potential of the eSignature for the realization of the digital validity in KIS/HIS, DMS and archiving systems is noticed in the Healthcare sector” says Tatami Michalek, CEO of secrypt GmbH. “Now the interest in further solutions beyond the actual treatment process is growing as our new signature pad solution for the patient admission shows.”

About secrypt GmbH
The ISO 9001 certified secrypt GmbH is a solution provider in the Healthcare sector for:

  • Suitable signature processes for the legal certainty in digital medical record
  • Substitute scanning of inventory documents with maximum of probative value to the digital image.
  • Smooth integration and usage of the eSignature in KIS, DMS etc.
  • Practical solutions for the digital patient admission with a signature pad
  • PDF/A and secure long term management with timestamps in the electronic archive

The secrypt GmbH is specialized on solutions to optimize, accelerate and secure digital business processes with compliant electronic signature, timestamps and encryption. The digiSeal product family ensures authenticity, tamper protection and confidentiality of sensitive electronic data as well as of electronic probative value archiving. The company contributes its expertise among others to the relevant expert committees of CCESigG, BITKOM and Sichere Identität Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.

Hence secrypt provides practice-oriented, flexible and easy to integrate solutions for the Healthcare sector with its partners.

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