DoctorConnect.net’s patient forms are HIPAA and System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II compliant. Protecting your data is our primary concern, which is why we consistently maintain the highest global security standards.
These standards demonstrates our company’s commitment to maintaining processes, systems, and collaboration that prevent potential security breaches and respond to potential threats.
What is SOC 2 compliance?
Developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the SOC 2 framework is an internationally recognized security compliance standard for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. Acquiring this credential demonstrates a company’s commitment to implementing and maintaining effective information security controls.
To achieve compliance, the organization had to pass a technical audit, which required independent verification that our forms have not only established, but also follows strict information security policies and procedures encompassing the 5 Trust Services Principles (TSP) defined by the Assurance Services Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). These principles are security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
DoctorConnect.net Announces Smartlink Health as EHR Integration Partner
Addison, TX, July 30, 2022 – DoctorConnect.net announced today that it has selected Smartlink Health Solutions to integrate the DoctorConnect Patient Engagement platform with its customer’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. The announcement comes after Smartlink completed its first EHR to DoctorConnect integration within one week. “We couldn’t be happier with the level of service and the impact that we’ve seen using DoctorConnect,” said Dr. Lawrence, Canada. “The integration process was quick and easy, we basically had one brief call and it was done very quickly. DoctorConnect is easy to use, our staff is more efficient, and we’ve already decreased our no-show rates.” Smartlink’s Data Connector (SDC) is an Integration Platform as a Service that has the ability to leverage a health IT system’s user interface (UI) to exchange data. It works with any operating environment (SaaS, hosted, on-premise), and can insert or extract virtually any type of data. By leveraging SDC, DoctorConnect has been able to expand the number of EHR brands that it can integrate with, ensure little to no effort by clinic customers, and complete integrations rapidly. “We are very excited about our partnership with Smartlink,” said Ed Erby, National Account Executive. “Finding an interoperability partner that can provide a fast, affordable alternative to EHR integrations is a huge win for us.”
About Smartlink Health Solutions
Smartlink Health Solutions is an innovator in healthcare IT integration.
Smartlink’s integration Platform-as-a-Service enables rapid, affordable
integration between healthcare IT and other systems via the user
interface. Smartlink also provides a comprehensive care management
platform for Medicare’s value-based fee-for-service programs and COVID-
19 case management. For more information, visit SmartlinkHealth.com.
About AdTel International
AdTel International is a privately-owned software development company
based in Dallas, Texas. In business since 1992, we have chosen to
employ all development, sales and support staff at our headquarters in
Dallas to maintain quality assurance on delivering the best software and
superior, personalized, old-school customer service. DoctorConnect.net
has been on the market for thirteen years and is used in medical
practices and healthcare organizations of every specialty and size.
Attend an immersive two-day conference experience, packed with content designed to improve practice performance and help you stay up to speed on the latest industry and regulatory changes. There’s epic networking events, access to expert resources and more you won’t want to miss.
DoctorConnect.net allows you to have secured conversations between your clinic and patients. If you use our secured-text feature, the patient will be sent a unique link to the mobile number in your patient database. This link will open a secured messaging window that will require the patient to confirm their identity before being able to read your message. The patient will also be able to reply to your message over a secured web channel. All communication between the 2 parties is encrypted while in transport for added security.
Another benefit of using the secured channel is that you will be notified when the patient reads your text message.
This feature is tightly integrated with our normal messaging screens – simply check the ‘Send over a secured channel’ box when you are sending a text to your patient.
Effective July 1 2021, US phone carriers will change the way that robo-calls are identified. These new protocols and procedures are collectively known as STIR/SHAKEN or SHAKEN/STIR – intended to combat caller ID spoofing on public telephone networks. Caller ID spoofing is used by robo-callers to mask their identity or to make it appear the call is from a legitimate source, often a nearby phone number with the same area code and exchange.
Caller ID Spoofing is also used by legitimate companies, like DoctorConnect to send our clients phone numbers as the caller ID when placing your automated voice reminder phone calls.
The Advantages of Going Paperless in the Healthcare Industry
For healthcare establishments, digital transformation represents excellent benefits in terms of quality of service and performance. Going paperless offers users more personalized services, better support, and simplification of health care services. In addition, the digital transformation allows greater operability between workers.
Further, patients are increasingly engaged in digitization, and regulations have imposed new financial constraints, with value-based results now define the market. Healthcare establishments are now looking for an additional competitive advantage—going paperless.
The Benefits of Digitizing Documents in the Healthcare Sector
Digitization is at the heart of the challenges of digital transformation. For healthcare establishments, it offers numerous advantages with regard to performance, cost, and reliability.
Security: The very nature of medical information requires strict compliance with the law. To manage your patients’ medical information, compliance and security are critical. Electronic patient data is easy to protect and duplicate and less exposed to physical damage and natural disasters. Going paperless prevents the loss of documents.
Confidentiality: With digital patient form solutions, access management is easily configurable such that only authorized medical personnel can access and use the information. This benefit protects the privacy of patients from actors with ill intentions.
Durability: With the right digital solution, the data formats are standard and guarantee the readability of the information for a very long period.
Saves time: The dematerialization of medical data offers advantages that give back time to health professionals and administrative teams:
No need to re-enter medical data,
Centralization of medical information,
Simplified data search,
Easier consultation of files between teams,
Access to patient data on the go.
Multi-user access: Unlike a paper document, a digitized file is accessible at the same time by many people, regardless of their location. This is a sine qua non for efficiency, remote working, and seamless telehealth service provision.
Availability: By facilitating the flow of medical information between healthcare professionals, paperless systems simplify access to the patient’s medical history for better care coordination and optimization of management costs. Information is available immediately and anywhere. It eliminates long patient queues at the practice and guarantees the accessibility and accuracy of medical histories, test results, and prescription data.
Better patient communication: Online patient forms can be integrated with electronic health records to improve patient communication.
Promote teams and patients: Accuracy is crucial in a world where the well-being and health of patients are often linked to documents or document transfers. For example, a simple error in diagnostic data can negatively impact the company’s image and potentially seriously affect patient outcomes. Going paperless eliminates this risk.
Benefits of Online Patient Forms
Reduction in management costs
Simplification and acceleration of healthcare processes
Better auditability and traceability
Improved patient outcomes –preventing misdiagnosis and prescription errors
Compliance with the regulations in force
Best Practices When Digitizing Your Healthcare Establishment
Plan the transformation process over time: Going paperless cannot be carried out overnight. It needs good preparation. The process involves:
Step 1: Identify documents or processes that need digitization and automation
Step 2: Set a budget
Step 3: Choose a system, solution, or infrastructure (it must be HIPAA compliant security-wise)
Step 4: Transfer data and automate processes
Step 5: Test
Determine how the process will occur: Depending on the constraints of time, volume, technology, or skills, it is maybe easier and more economical to outsource the automation to a service provider.
Understand the processes involved: When choosing a suitable solution or infrastructure, it is necessary to analyze your establishment’s processes, to fully understand the tasks carried out, the validation circuit, the documents involved, their volume, and the connections with the system.
Train staff: With the best solution, the learning curve should be shorter. Either way, staff training is critically essential for the realization of the earlier-stated benefits with your solution.
Using DoctorConnect.net, you and your clients can easily fill out and sign any form. These include patient intake forms, medical history forms, payment authorization forms, contracts, and application forms.
By using the paperless online patient forms, DoctorConnect.net enables healthcare establishments to:
Stay on course with regulatory environment changes
Ensure quality control by handling sensitive documents
Streamline the processing of complex documents
Plan and reschedule patient appointments
Boost online reputation
Improve staff engagement and patient experience
Signable forms online
You can easily upload HIPAA-compliant PDFs to your EMR system with DoctorConnect.net. The forms can even be filled in and signed on the patient or customer’s own device on interactive form fields.
Providing electronically signable forms will allow recipients to sign online or by email within a few clicks. DoctorConnect.net‘s electronic signature authenticates signers’ credentials, including name, email address, and IP address.
All form filling and signing are done on a web-based platform that’s secure and encrypted. There’s no software to install. All of this can be easily accomplished from computers or mobile devices.
Our ultra-secure HIPAA-compliant platform allows you to fill out, sign, and share your online or emailed PDF forms from any PC or mobile device globally. All forms are protected in transit and at rest with industry-leading encryption.
As well as working efficiently on laptops and desktops, our solution also looks good and functions nicely on smartphones and tablets. You can work from any location across the world.
Say goodbye to paper documents and manual processes. DoctorConnect.net provides healthcare establishments with a secure and highly integral platform that saves time and money and boosts compliance.
Let us show you how it can drastically change your front office operations and greatly improve your patient satisfaction.
DoctorConnect.net is exhibiting at Nextech Edge 2021 April 15th and 16th. If you are attending we would love to meet you and demonstrate how our services can help your practice. Be sure to check out our new online no contact patient forms and documents system. We process thousands of patient forms every hour – no more clipboards, no more paper.
We are excited to be having our User Conference on January 10th & 11th in Austin, Texas. You will be able to network, share ideas, earn CE Credits, speak with our preferred vendors, learn from guest speakers, and also enjoy the wonderful night life of our beautiful city!
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
January 10th – 11th, 2020
If you will be attending, please drop by and say hello!