Goodbye paper forms, hello eForms!

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Goodbye paper forms, hello eForms!
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The problem

Patient check-in is delayed when patients fill out the forms in person, because it takes about 20 minutes. Even though we tell them to come in early, they don't. So the shift gets backed up, which means patients are waiting and providers have to work overtime. - NY dermatology practice

We’ve seen it firsthand — paperwork is a painful experience. Patients often don’t show up early to fill out paperwork, so appointments get backed up and the rest of the day’s patients are forced to wait. And then you have to spend at least 20 minutes per patient processing these forms, from printing and scanning to shredding. (Not to mention deciphering handwriting.)

And that’s just for intake and ABN forms; add in all the other forms your practice sends, and it’s clear that there has to be a better way. Now there is — Klara’s new eForms feature.

Go to our Help Center to learn more about eForms, or read on for a quick overview. Show me the details.

The solution

With eForms on Klara, you can convert any of your PDF forms into electronic versions — so patients can fill them out whenever and wherever is most convenient for them.

Send eForms directly through your conversation feed.

Early testers saved 20 minutes to an hour per patient using eForms.

When patients send the forms back via Klara, you get a digital version of the form — signed and legally binding — ready for download.

No more printing, scanning, deciphering, or shredding. In fact, our early testers saved 20 minutes to an hour per patient using eForms. And the best part? Patients don’t have to print and scan forms themselves, or come in early to the office, or wait for other patients who haven’t filled out their forms.

Klara teams can get started today by following these Help Center instructions to convert PDFs into eForms. Not using Klara yet? Let’s change that — schedule a demo.

How it works

Klara admins can just go into the ‘Templates’ page, and click the eForms button (as seen below). From there, you can choose to convert a form yourself, or to have Klara convert it for you for an additional fee.

Attach eForms to your pre-made templates

Once your eForm is uploaded, add in a message to the template and give it a name, so the rest of your team can find it.

Now, whenever you want to send a form to a patient, just select the right template and send your message. The patient will be able to fill out the form on their computer or mobile device, and when they’re finished it will come right back to you as a new message.

View the completed eForm in your conversation thread

And you’re done! Just download the completed form for easy uploading to your EHR.

Ready to get started?

Klara teams can try eForms today. For step-by-step instructions, visit the Help Center. Get started with eForms and more time-saving features by scheduling a quick demo below!

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Simon Bolz, Co-Founder, Klara

A serial entrepreneur, Simon founded two technology companies in Berlin. He then found his true passion in healthcare helping build Germany’s most innovative implantology clinic group. Simon studied at the London School of Economics, Humboldt Universität Berlin, and got a Masters at the New School for Social Research in New York. In 2013, he and Simon Lorenz, Ph.D. founded Klara with the mission to transform communication in healthcare, so every patient can receive great care.

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