DigitalPersona has announced that Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services has chosen its Pro software and U.are.U Fingerprint Readers to protect its new electronic health records (EHR) system.
With more than 25 specialty clinics, primary care and therapy services, Children’s Clinics offers Southern Arizona’s families a range of health care services. The organization was transitioning to NextGen Ambulatory EHR from years of utilizing paper charts. Children’s Clinics was challenged with managing login credentials and needed a solution to help streamline the login process to improve workflow.
More than 40% of the clinic’s staff are part-time contract providers who only work in the clinic a couple of times a month and because contactors only use the systems when they are at the clinic, passwords could easily be forgotten. Time and resources would be wasted recovering and reissuing passwords, causing frustration for both providers and patients.
DigitalPersona Pro’s kiosk feature aims to help streamline workflow processes by eliminating the need to constantly re-enter strong passwords required for exam room PCs. Since many employees are involved in a patients visit, employees can log out of the EHR in the exam room PC and the next employee can continue the exam where the previous employee left off.
The solution helps address compliance with industry regulations, such as HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, by strengthening authentication in ways that doctors, nurses and clinical staff find easy to use. Children’s Clinics staff can instantly access a broad set of applications OWA email, Exchange email, Ramsoft PACS, other community EHR systems, and information, including health records, radiology images and email.