About Castlemaine Health
Castlemaine Health offers a comprehensive range of hospital and healthcare services and is a registered NDIS provider.
Their services range from medical, surgical, midwifery, rehabilitation, hostel, aged care, allied health and a range of outreach services are provided to a population of 17,000 in the Shire of Mount Alexander. Assessment and Rehabilitation services are also provided to the neighbouring Shires of Central Goldfields and Macedon Ranges, reaching a combined population of over 60,000.
Castlemaine Health is accredited with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and the Commonwealth Aged Care Residential Standards Agency.
Castlemaine Health initially came across Snapforms via running a procurement process looking for secure and Australian based form providers. Originally operating with a snail mail process for their form processing, turnaround times could be lengthy with many people put off by having to find a stamp and physical postbox to send.
Data needed to be transcribed from handwritten forms with transcription and data-entry errors happening when information was unclear. The overhead of managing this process as well as the risk of incorrectly capturing critical patient data meant finding a digital solution was increasingly more important in the traditionally offline world of hospitals and medical practices.
Snapforms as a Solution
After running their procurement process, Castlemaine Health decided to implement Snapforms as their solution across a number of forms, but primarily their surgery pre admission forms.
“Snapforms has a good background in providing forms to prestigious clients. Discussion from initial contact around our requirements was very favourable. Most important to us, they are Australian based with local support staff responsive to our needs and servers physically located in Australia and therefore subject to Australian privacy legislation. Security is very important to us and Snapforms has demonstrated that it is to them too.”
Replicating the long pre admission forms from offline paper to an online digital form was initially a daunting proposition and thus another requirement was local support that could help get the process off the ground and be as successful as possible from the outset.
“Our form is much bigger and more complex than any examples available at the time we began implementing it. Snapforms technical support has been exemplary in providing us with the processing we needed in order for our project to be successful.”
There have been a number of benefits since adopting an online approach, but the most significant to Castlemaine Health has been the saving of resource time and transcription errors.
“Since rolling out our online form, we have a growing number of clients who use this service rather than our snail-mail service, which saves on transcription resources and we receive information in a more timely manner.”