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Electronic Consultation Forms – Sports Therapy

January 28th, 2019 Posted by Consultation Forms, Electronic signatures, Paperless, Sports Therapy No Comment yet

In this weeks iPEGS Going Paperless Article we are going to be looking at Electronic Consultation Forms in Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation.

Consultation Forms in Sports Therapy

We are going to be looking at a specific case study with one of our customers Cura Therapy who specialise in Injury Rehab.

Martha from Cura Therapy contacted the iPEGS team and explained her problem:

“I am currently renting a room in a Hair Salon, so as you can imagine there isn’t much space. I have to have a locked cupboard where I store the completed consultation forms and other related paperwork. The main problem is that I store a lot of the equipment I use on a daily basis in that same room, therefore the room is very crowded. The more clients I get, the more equipment I need for rehabilitation to meet my clients’ specific needs. There is not much I can do about the equipment as it is vital for exercise rehabilitation. When I was looking for ways to declutter my treatment room, I decided that going paperless was the way to go.

“Having digital forms will not only save me space but will also reduce my workload. As it is now, I have to take the completed consultation forms home first, scan them onto my usb and then transfer the copies onto an online portal where I keep all my client’s information and notes. I cannot do it at work as I have no room for a photocopier. This is taking a lot of my time and is interfering with my family life as well. At least if the forms are completed electronically and kept online it will save me a lot of time and hassle.”

“Another problem I have is reading my clients’ handwriting as most of it is not legible at all. As most of the paperwork is done after the client has left, I end up struggling to make sense of what they have written. Therefore, digital forms will bring some much needed relief to this problem.”

Martha was keen to use her iPad to complete the Consultation Form with her clients when they arrived for their appointment so she chose to use the iPEGS Direct product – mainly because of the ability to upload and image of the body and draw/highlight areas where the client was experiencing pain.

The Electronic Consultation Form is accessed on the iPEGS App (on or offline) and captures the clients personal details:

Sports therapist Consultation Form

The client’s medical history, current medical conditions and medication are also captured and are essential to help Martha identify the most suitable treatment.

Medical History Form

One of the key features that Martha was keen on was the ability to upload a body chart image that she could then draw on, add text and highlight the areas of pain that the client is experiencing.

Sports therapy Body Chart

The client (and Sports Therapist) can sign the forms electronically along with the date and time. This is the final part of completing this important and essential part of the process prior to the treatment commencing.

Electronic Signature Consultation Form

These consultation forms not only protect the client from any potential risks to their health but they also protect the sports therapist and are essential for insurance purposes.

Once the form’s have been completed they are then submitted securely to the iPEGS Portal where they can be viewed or downloaded as PDF if and when required.

No more risk of losing or misplacing these important forms and no more having to store them in a filing cabinet!

With iPEGS you can quickly and easily create any type of form with the easy to use Form Builder and generate the Web Form or App Form in no time.

Whether you are an experienced professional or are just starting out – it’s time you moved away from the inefficiencies of paper based forms and utilise the amazing technology we have available to us today.

For more information about how to Go Paperless with iPEGS please visit our website here.

Paperless Consultation Forms for the Health & Beauty Industry

January 21st, 2019 Posted by Consultation Forms, Paperless No Comment yet

 

In this weeks iPEGS Going Paperless Article we are going to be looking at Electronic Consultation Forms for the beauty industry, why they are needed and how going paperless with these types of consent forms has a multitude of benefits for all involved.

Consultation forms are required for a wide variety of services within the beauty industry including hair colouring, nails, eyelash extensions, hair extensions, skin treatments and tattooing to name a few. These forms are not only important for the beauty professional to establish the right treatment, product and/or service but it is also essential to obtain information in relation to the clients health including allergies, previous and current illnesses, medication and any other health information that may be relevant to the treatment.

These consultation forms protect the client from any potential risks to their health and also protect the beauty professional and/or salon against any future legal issues.


Many of these consultation forms are still completed in the traditional pen and paper format and while this method works it can problematic and inefficient. Issues include:

 

  • Ensuring you have enough printed forms available
  • Difficult to read or even unreadable handwriting (we are writing less and typing more meaning handwriting is getting worse)
  • Missing or misplaced forms
  • Storing of the paper forms

So why use paper when we have so much technology available to us?

iPEGS provide an easy to use, cost effective way of creating Paperless Consultation Forms that can can be accessed on ANY device, completed easily, signed electronically and submitted in a matter of minutes if not seconds.

By making it as easy as possible for you and your clients to complete these forms, via a medium we are all used, removes the administration burden and enables you to focus on the treatment or service being provided.

Forms can be completed at the time of the appointment or they can be sent ahead of time avoiding delays on the day, meaning no wasted time and a more seamless experience for your customers.

iPEGS Electronic Forms have a number of benefits including:

  • Forms available on ANY device (no more printing)
  • Electronic Signatures with date and time stamp for authenticity
  • Mandatory Fields ensuring the form is completed in full
  • Pick Lists and Tick Boxes for easy form filling
  • Add Photos to the form (before & after)
  • Safe & Secure

Once the form has been submitted securely to the iPEGS Web Portal you will receive an email notification where you can view or download the form and the client can also receive a copy of the form for their own records if required.

No more risk of losing or misplacing these important forms and no more having to store them in a filing cabinet!

With iPEGS you can quickly and easily create any type of form with the easy to use Form Builder and generate the Web Form or App Form in no time.


Whether you are an experienced professional or are just starting out – isn’t it time you moved away from the inefficiencies of paper based forms and utilise the amazing technology we have available to us today.

For more information about how to Go Paperless with iPEGS please click here.

Paperless Photo/Video Consent Forms

January 8th, 2019 Posted by Consent forms, Consultation Forms, Photography No Comment yet

 

In this weeks Going Paperless article we are going to be looking at Paperless Photography & Video Consent Forms and how going paperless with these types of forms has a multitude of benefits for all involved.

There are many different types of scenarios where you may want to take photos or videos of individuals and groups from events at schools, colleges, universities, graduations, community events, sports events, charity events…this list goes on. Depending what country you are in will depend on the privacy and data protection laws associated with taking photos and/or video of people. For the most part you will always need to inform individuals that you will be taking photos or recording video, what the photos/video will be used for and in most cases you will be required to get some form of consent. If you are taking photos/videos of children then you will absolutely need to get consent.

This article is by no means giving advice in relation to what is required in relation to your specific scenario and you should seek your own legal advice for your own circumstances. What we are looking at is the utilisation of technology to make the process of gaining consent as easy and efficient as possible.

 

Photo/Video Consent Forms are still very much completed in the traditional way of pen and paper. While this method works it poses a number of issues and risks including:

  • The time and cost associated with printing the forms
  • Printing the correct amount of forms which often leads to wasted paper
  • Difficult to read or even unreadable handwriting (we are writing less and typing more meaning handwriting is getting worse)
  • Distributing the forms effectively
  • Collecting all of the forms back in (and on time)
  • Missing or lost forms (which could lead to Data Protection issues/GDPR)
  • Sorting, transporting and storing of the paper forms

With our ever increasing use of mobile technology such as Smartphones and Tablets and the more traditional devices such as Laptops and PC’s — using paper based consent forms should be a thing of the past.

 

iPEGS offers an easy to use, cost effective way of creating Electronic Photography & Video Consent Forms that can can be accessed on ANY device, completed easily, signed electronically and submitted in a matter of minutes if not seconds.

Making it as easy as possible for the end user is absolutely key to getting your Consent Forms submitted quickly and by using a Paperless System such as iPEGS facilitates this effectively and efficiently.

Forms can be distributed to large numbers of people to be completed immediately or they can be sent ahead of time — with due dates and reminders set ensuring that no one forgets to complete and submit the form on time.

There are also more advanced features such as pre-population of the form fields making it even easier for the end user to complete the form.

Once a form has been submitted a copy of the form (PDF) can be sent to the user for their own records and you can either have the form sent to the ‘Form Owner’ or it can be submitted securely to the iPEGS Web Portal where you can access the forms as and when required. No more collecting in mountains of paper, no more risk of losing the forms and no more having to store them in a filing cabinet!

 

The vast majority of us are so used to using our Smartphones for all kinds of daily tasks such as shopping, banking, social media and much more — so the completing of consent forms electronically makes absolute sense.

So the next time you are printing out dozens of Photo & Video Consent Forms — think again…save yourself some time, save some paper, make it easy for people to complete these important forms and save some money while doing it!

For more information about how you can create your own electronic Photo and Video Consent Forms with iPEGS please click here.