Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

Signed Consents

  • 1.  Signed Consents

    Posted 26 days ago
    When providing a Drive Thru clinic are you having patient's sign a consent?

    Lonna Dodds
    Health Information Director
    Story County Medical Center

  • 2.  RE: Signed Consents

    Posted 26 days ago
    We are promoting a verbal consent as documented by the healthcare worker to avoid the "touching" of paper and pens.

    Nancy Davis, MS, RHIA, CHPS
    Director of Compliance & Safety
    Door County Medical Center

  • 3.  RE: Signed Consents

    Posted 25 days ago
    We are obtaining verbal consent.

    Stacey Goodenough
    Manager of Medical Records / Privacy Officer
    Wayne Memorial Hospital

  • 4.  RE: Signed Consents

    Posted 26 days ago
    I like this question and I'm very impressed by how some folks are approaching this.  If your drive thru has some type of pre-registration process (which is not unusual because this can prevent issues later when a site can test 500 people and 1000 show up), that is often a good way to handle consents.

    Another way is that people are doing consents using their phones and accessing online documents to provide their consents or texting their consents to a number posted at the testing site.  Still, if some folks are doing registrations on site and asking for a signature, some sites are getting bulk pens (1,000 for $.03 - $.05 each) and having folks keep the pens.  Note, it is not unusual for people to have something to write with in their car.

    There was a site here near Phoenix that a good friend of mine worked at and they bought over 5,000 pens and though they tested over 10,000 people over the time the site was up, they had well over half of their pens that were never used.  The only reason I know is because this person approached me to donate the pens (still shrink wrapped) for a back to school supply program we both participate in for schools in economically challenged areas.

    Posted: 6:21 AM AZ time

    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional

  • 5.  RE: Signed Consents

    Posted 24 days ago
    We make up packets including the consent form, questionnaire, credit card slip, instructions, and also a pen for them to keep. The consent, questionnaire, and credit card papers are put back in the ziplock bag (packet) and then we register through the bag. My department is currently staffing the registration and ordering for the drive thru as everyone else is back to business as usual. We are kind of "over it" as most of us don't even wear gloves anymore when handling these papers and packets. We just use sanitizer every so often and we have wipes that we use to wipe down the work surfaces.

    Kathryn Wood, RHIA
    Assist Dir of Information Systems/Privacy Officer
    War Memorial Hospital