Light on : The Electronic signature, this new feature which makes dreams
The era of hand written signature on paper is coming to an end. Digital has modified the dentistry world landscape.
In some years, digital has occupied our daily life and has become a technological tool, that we can’t help not using it.
The why and how electronic signatures ?
In order to facilitate the understanding, an electronically signed document is similar to a document hand signed, but it embodies a digital sign which assures the authenticity of the signatory and the authenticity of the document, through time.
The objective of the electronic signature is to give value to a legal notified act to each document, electronically signed.
The hand signature being, sometimes, known for being innumerable, it’s something done with computerized systems.
What does law specify ?
In the medical area, it is the document LAB 09 of 2008, which specifies the application of the electronics signature.
An article of the decree reminds that : the accuracy of an electronic process is accepted, unless contrary proven, when this process of secure electronic signature, established due to secure means of electronics signature creation and that checking of this signature relies on on the use of a qualified electronics certificate.
Nevertheless, the French law keeps certain specificities.
First of all, article 25-2 of eIDAS legislation puts a real principle of equality : “the legal effect of a qualified electronic signature is equal to that of a hand signature.” TheFrench law goes further by giving to a qualified electronic signature the presumption of accuracy that hand signature doesn’t have.
What concretely do we win through electronic signature ?
Today, by putting in place an electronic signature system for medical balances and admissions, for example, health professionals can accelerate administrative documents process and reduce errors, while saving printing costs and file.
For patients, it’s even the experience which is modified, while keeping signature natural gesture, on a full document, in the upcoming familiar environment of screens and the technical and secure complexity is hidden by the pen use.
And PerioSystem in all this?
Periosystem software chose to integrate electronic signature for patient’s medical balance on an accurate and secure basis, to be always at the peak of technology and increase customers satisfaction.