NexHealth has acquired Enlive, a paperless digital forms company, as part of a broader effort to expand NexHealth’s patient experience platform, which enables healthcare practices and developers to offer electronic health record-integrated patient scheduling, communication, payments, and more, the companies said.
With this acquisition, NexHealth said it will offer HIPAA-compliant online forms that seamlessly integrate with electronic health record systems such as Dentrix, Eaglesoft, and Practice Web. Paperless forms solve long-standing difficulties that healthcare practices have faced with paper-based forms, NexHealth said, including data entry, filing, shredding, and scanning patient paperwork.
With NexHealth, healthcare providers can easily create or convert online forms and use them across the web or withing email and text messages, the company said. Patient responses are synced automatically to the appropriate patient record within their practice management system. This eliminates the need for manual data entry, NexHealth said, saving time for patients and staff. It also is designed to reduce mistakes and misplaced paperwork.
“NexHealth and Enlive joining forces means dental and healthcare practices have the best digital patient experience solution on the market today, at least five years ahead of the nearest competitor,” said NexHealth CEO Alamin Uddin. “From patients discovering the doctor on Google, scheduling an appointment in real time, to filling out their paperwork, these tasks can now be taken care of through one seamless platform.”
“Incorporating Enlive’s paperless forms technology into the NexHealth platform means that now, both practices and developers can digitize every step of the patient journey,” said Nimitt Shah, CEO and cofounder of Enlive.
Like its existing solutions for online booking and patient communications, NexHealth said, it plans on making integrated, paperless forms available to developers through its Universal EHR API as well.