This is pretty slick. You have a choice of buying a kit to develop your own forms or you can have Active Ink develop them for you. The part that I like in particular is the ability to fill in the entire form and then hit the button to transfer to text at once, and of course you can omit areas where you want to capture a signature and keep those from transferring to text. The information from the forms is stored in either a SQL or Access data base, which gives it the availability for use with other programs and software; and a larger company can also license the dot net application to incorporate the function in to their own with the run time control. A good way to get the patient involved with their medical history and using a tablet. Nice work Steve...BD
1. The front desk clerk creates an electronic chart with the patient's name and medical record number. The electronic chart is a digital representation of the paper form.
2. The clerk hands the tablet PC to the patient for them to fill it out. The form consists mainly of checkboxes on the status of the patient's health.
3. When the form is completed, the patient hands the tablet PC back to the clerk who then saves the form to a network folder where it is accessible by other medical staff.
4. The doctor then accesses the patient's chart on his/her own tablet PC and reviews it with the patient and makes further annotations as she sees fit.
5. The data collected on the form is then saved to a database and a report is generated summarizing the patient's health history.
Below is the health questionnaire chart that the patient fills out on the tablet PC.
Active Ink Web Site (with video demonstrations)