Electronic Signature

When your clinical note or document is complete, you can electronically sign and date it. This electronically identifies you as the author of the note and is legally admissible. This signed note is electronically timed and date stamped and cannot be changed. If the note remains unaltered, nothing more need be done. The signed and locked note is the legal note.

You can, however, alter or edit your original note and then sign and lock it again. All signed, locked, and time-dated versions of your note can be easily retrieved and read. The most recent is considered the legally valid note, although the changes to the note can be followed by reading the notes in time sequence.

This process is based on digital signature technology and is HIPAA approved.

Electronic signature technology is a necessity if you intend to move to paperless records. 

  • Moving from paper to electronic records in behavioral health
  • Mental Health Group Therapy Notes
  • Patient Portal for Behavioral Health