Army Medical Command will deploy e-signature technology

Army Medical Command will deploy e-signature technology

By Patricia Daukantas

GCN Staff

OCT. 11—The Army Medical Command has signed a $1.5 million enterprisewide license agreement with Silanis Technology Inc. of Montreal for software that will allow the command's 40,000 workers to sign forms electronically.

The ApproveIt e-signature software from Silanis, to be integrated with the Army Medical Department Electronic Forms Support System (AEFSS), will work with more than 2,200 forms that require signatures, said David M. White, project manager for AEFSS at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. The software will be deployed next spring, White said.

Currently, Medical Command workers can fill out forms electronically but must print them out in order to sign them, White said. Then workers must route the paper forms by mail, fax or overnight delivery.

AEFSS officials selected ApproveIt because the software works with the command's other systems, including Microsoft Office and forms created with JetForm FormFlow from JetForm Corp. of Ottawa.

ApproveIt also provides the Medical Command with sectional signing, in which multiple signatures secure different portions of a single form, White said. With some other e-signature products, any alteration to a document after it has been e-signed invalidates the signature.

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