Technology will never stop evolving for our convenience, and we know that there are apps for everything we need. This rings true for all types of consumers, even extending to practitioners who need digital resources to manage their business.
Imagine managing your business all from your phone, tablet, or laptop. There's no need for further research or labour when you've got your resources all in one place. This is all possible, thanks to the existence of apps created explicitly for practitioners. Digital consent form apps are one of them.
If you're a practitioner who uses consent forms for your business, you might've heard about digital consent forms. If you're not fully on board with going digital, here are a few reasons why you should consider it.
Most, if not all, practitioners (whether it's aesthetics, medical, and everything in between) use mobile phones, tablets, and laptops to manage their business. If you go digital on your consent form process, you'll be making it easier for yourself to manage all your documents from one place. Even if you're not tech-savvy, there are several digital consent form apps out there that are comprehensive yet user-friendly. It won't take you long to thoroughly learn how to use a digital consent form app. You'll find that the process of getting informed consent from your client will be much easier because of the digital aspect. It's easy to tap on checkboxes and type your answers to queries. You can even do it before your appointment, in the comfort of your own home. This is because some digital consent form apps allow you to send your client's consent form straight to their email for them to fill up. So, not only is it easy, but it's also fast.
Speaking of fast, using a digital consent form app cuts your processing time in half. This is because when you go digital, your consent forms can be created, organised, filled up, and stored faster than if you're going the paper route. You don't need to continually print hundreds of consent forms. You don't need to create a filing system and find enough space to store all your consent forms because going digital means they all go into a secure server. If you're a freelance practitioner, this is especially useful. You can create and store different consent forms for treatments in multiple salons or clinics, all in one place. This way, you'll be left with more time to focus on your work.
Because you're taking away the need to buy paper, print forms, and look for storage space, you'll be saving a lot on consent form expenses. There are several digital consent form apps on the market with incredibly affordable pricing plans. Even better, some are 100% free to use, with no strings attached. You're not only saving your money short-term. You're also investing in software that will help you expand your business in a shorter amount of time. The more you support digital consent form apps, the more the developers can create something specifically tailored to your needs. Thus, eliminating the necessity to purchase print supplies.
It's highly customisable.
Going back to the ease of use, using a digital consent form app is infinitely more customisable than the paper consent form. You can create your own questions in addition to the industry standard queries. You can organise the queries to make them suit your treatment specifically. You can create as many consent forms as you want for any treatment or procedure you can imagine.
Needless to say, going paperless is the best way to go if you're an eco-conscious individual. Hundreds of paper forms can become one tablet or laptop, saving you valuable resources that you can use elsewhere.
Don't be afraid to make the leap to go digital with your consent forms! There are plenty of apps, resources, and tutorials out there dedicated to helping you manage your business. Ultimately, it'll help you streamline your client consent form process in the long run. Plus, you'll be normalising the concept of a fully digital workspace in the industry, which is far more efficient and safe.