Health Information Technologies and Processes

Electronic signature on ROI authorization

  • 1.  Electronic signature on ROI authorization

    Posted 30 days ago
    Could anyone share their experiences on either accepting or not accepting electronic signatures on patient authorizations? What was your rationale either way? The resources I've come across seem rather vague on whether this is acceptable (or practical).

    Jacqueline Mccauley
    Him/Referrals Supervisor

  • 2.  RE: Electronic signature on ROI authorization

    Posted 29 days ago

    Hi, I feel that we should but like you, I have not heard anything that truly supports it. In my opinion, if we can "sign" an online application to get a job, then why can't we "sign" an authorization if it makes it easier for us to get our medical records? I would much rather see our patient population use their patient portal and have the entire record in there but sign up and adoption of the portal is still very low. I know I would love to use it in my organization so I can make the authorization a writable PDF and then they can just send it electronically.