7 ways to use JotForm for telemedicine

Having patients print forms at home and bring them to your clinic feels so…February 2020.

The telemedicine landscape has changed fast. And health practitioners all over the globe have had to adjust to the reality that seeing patients in person might not be feasible for a while longer.

JotForm can replace paper forms for healthcare providers. This used to simply be a convenience and cost-saving benefit. Now it’s a necessity because of COVID-19.

We’ve compiled a number of popular ways doctors are now using JotForm for telehealth.

  1. Patient intake

  2. Even during normal times, replacing printed patient intake forms with JotForm’s online forms was a massive time saver for both your patients and your practice. Filling out the form online is easier for patients, and they can do it from any device.

    These tend to be long forms that ask for a variety of details, including patient insurance information, medical history, emergency contacts, family medical information, and any symptoms. Not the most fun form to fill out by hand.

    With JotForm, you can also ask patients to upload an image of an insurance card, which simplifies record keeping.

  3. Patient consent

  4. Consent and care authorization is easier when there’s a well-designed online form involved. JotForm’s signature functionality means that a patient can sign your consent form just as easily as they could with a clipboard and pen.

    This is where JotForm’s PDF Editor comes in handy. Not only does the patient signature show up in your inbox, but you can set up the form so that it automatically turns the submitted information into a well-designed PDF that you can keep for your records or share with the patient.

  5. Examinations

  6. Being able to accept images through a form means practitioners can do a lot of examinations remotely using JotForm. Take dermatologists, for example. They can use a simple examination form that simultaneously collects a patient-taken photo of the skin, details on symptoms, patient medical history, and more.

  7. Online bill paying

  8. Opting for online payments already means you’re going to see faster remittance on patient bills. And JotForm makes this very easy.

    You can add a payment field on any form to accept payment at the moment the form is submitted. And you can choose from nearly 30 different payment processors, including many popular ones for health clinics, like Square and PayJunction.

  9. Disease-specific evaluation 

  10. If your area of specialty is tied to a certain disease or virus, your patient evaluation form can reflect that. Use the form to ask specific questions about the symptoms the patient is experiencing and where they might have traveled or who they might have encountered. The form can also include more general fields like medical history, insurance information, and whether or not the patient is taking any medications.

    More and more doctors are using COVID-19 evaluation and self-assessment forms to get all of the details about the symptoms patients are experiencing so that doctors can be prepared for each patient who needs their help.

  11. Patient satisfaction surveys 

  12. There’s a learning curve to telemedicine. But a patient satisfaction survey can help make the transition as smooth as possible.

    Use the form to seek improvements not only in patient care, but also how you can improve operationally and technologically.

  13. Appointment scheduling 

  14. Scheduling a telemedicine appointment through JotForm is uncomplicated, especially when you use JotForm’s new appointment field. This allows you to configure your form to show your availability, customize appointment durations, block off time for lunch, and much more. Plus, the process of scheduling an appointment is completely seamless for the patient.

Telemedicine isn’t likely to go away anytime soon. With an improved patient experience and more efficient technology, it could stick around long after the pandemic has subsided.

JotForm’s HIPAA-compliant forms are a productivity booster that will not only improve the patient experience, but help you manage patient information. And when you don’t have to think as much about your forms, you can focus your valuable time on helping patients.

Are you a healthcare provider on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis? Be sure to apply to our Coronavirus Responder Program and get a free unlimited HIPAA-compliant JotForm account as a small token of our appreciation for your efforts.

Chad is VP of Marketing and Communications at JotForm. He’s also a frequent contributor to various tech and business publications, and an absolute wizard with a Vitamix. He holds a master’s degree in communication and resides with his wife and cats in Oakland, California. You can reach Chad through his contact form.

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