Patient Sign-In sheets are a doctor’s office staple. They help maintain patient privacy by allowing the receptionist or nurse to call out a number rather than a name. Patient privacy label sheets also give the office a list of who has signed in that day maintaining accurate records. Not to mention that they are very easy to use. The client comes in, signs the form/label patient sign in sheet form, and peels off the little number to the left. The receptionist peels off the actual name and arrival time to place on the persons chart…it’s that simple.
It used to be that only doctor’s offices utilized this type of form. But with confidentiality a top priority among providers and consumers alike, there has been a shift on who now uses patient sign in forms. Spas, daycare centers, hospitals/urgent care facilities, dentist offices, chiropractors, as well as doctor’s offices are using these forms. And although you can buy patient sign in forms pre-printed and ready to use, many businesses are customizing their form for their specific business. For instance, instead of having the word “patient” on the form, they either delete it entirely or change the word to best suit their business. Some businesses even change the color of the form or add a logo to the top. The one downside to custom versions of patient sign in forms can be the cost and volume. If you don’t order a large amount of forms, the price may be slightly higher depending on the customization involved.
When looking for a sign-in solution for your business, don’t dismiss patient sign in sheets because you think they might not fit in your industry. Check out the cost of customization and see how they can work for you. They are a great way to stay HIPAA compliant and save your staff time.