26 July 2011
Q. We want to go paperless. If the patient signs their medical history form or a treatment plan can we scan the form into the computer record and destroy the paper form?
There is no reason why signed documents cannot be scanned and stored on a confidential computerised system before destroying the originals in a secure manner. Indeed Dental Protection is in the process of going through just such a transition in order to reduce the amount of paper that is consumed across the organisation.