Can custom carbonless forms outperform electronic ones?

A few months ago, Randolph Paper surveyed our customers to discover TEN Huge Industries Using Custom Carbonless Forms. This quick read breaks down the reasons why custom carbonless forms still have a place in the medical industry. 

Blog Summary:

  • There is still a place for custom carbonless forms in the medical industry

  • Custom carbonless forms are a backup in case electronic systems fail

  • The local printer can offer better a custom carbonless form than the big guys

The medical industry is moving to electronic forms. When you go to the doctor’s office, your practitioner spends as much time peering at a screen as they do talking with you. Still, there are some ways that good old custom carbonless forms outperform electronic systems. 

The most important reason that clinics and hospitals should use custom carbonless forms is to easily create hard copies of patient information.

The recent rise of ransomware attacks on hospitals demonstrates that computers fail. Hackers can take out a whole system with a few keystrokes.

  • Hard drives can crash.
  • Medical record system providers go down.
  • It’s always important to have a physical copy of patient history and records, some of which are best preserved through custom carbonless forms.

The medical industry can use custom carbonless forms in various ways including:

  • Patient medical history

  • Prescription pads

  • Records of treatment

  • Examinations

  • In-take forms

  • Sign in

Take the time to find out what your local medical businesses need so you can offer the best products for them. 

Carbonless Forms vs Electronic Forms

Keep in mind the ways custom carbonless forms outperform new electronic records:

  • Easy-to-use. Electronic records systems are always incredibly complex. Sometimes it’s just easier to write out a form by hand.

  • No tech support. Sometimes electronic devices are more work than they’re worth, especially when users can’t figure it out. Pen on paper never needs tech support.

  • Immediate copies. Carbonless forms don’t require users to run over to the copy machine to have duplicates. 

  • Elder Friendly. Much of healthcare focuses on keeping our elders healthy, and many struggle to use electronics.

The Local Printer Advantage

Just like carbonless, the local printer outperforms the other guys in several ways. Keep them in mind when you’re pitching to new clients.

  • Local. Most people want to support local businesses. That’s you. Remind them.

  • Friendly expertise. Local printers like you can have the expertise to help medical providers find the right product for the right application. 

  • Flexible work. You can offer truly customizable forms, not just stock products with a logo, and you don’t make them trudge through murky websites. 

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