Paperwork is very important for school health immunizations as many educational facilities will not admit students without submitted documents. This was the situation for 280 students in the Twin City schools of Bloomington, Ill., who missed the deadline for filing health papers.
Many times, students miss these types of important dates due to new health requirements along with lack of announcements. While the number that missed the deadline was only a fraction of the 22,500 students who attend the schools, the district still had to turn away students with missing documents until the paperwork was submitted, according to Pantagraph. New vaccinations for “Tdap”, along with other grade-specific requirements for health checks could also be a main cause for the delayed forms. Many parents had also waited until the last minute to submit papers, even if they had already fulfilled the medical conditions.
“No one likes to exclude kids from school,” Superintendent Barry Reilly said. “Our goal is to have each and every one start from Day 1.”
One way the paperwork delivery could have been avoided is through the use of eForms. Electronic forms could help schools receive the documents on time, rather than waiting for students to bring it in. Files can be attached to the eForm, making it possible for doctors and parents to send the paperwork without hand-delivering it, according to Ubscure contributor Steve Rastall. This option keeps information secure while providing accurate records. It will also boost parent satisfaction and ensure that all kids can start on the same day if they’ve received the medical checks.
According to John Bergquist, of paper automation company Binary Office, businesses can also reap benefits from eForms. Not only would the solution provide cost savings, but it would allow the staff to process more work quickly. The documents could be easily organized and archived while ensuring compliance for industry standards. These eForms can help companies from any industry to automate their paper processes and increase their efficiency and productivity.