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regardless of the form, the only thing that matters for a signature to be legal is intent. If the claimant (patient) meant for whatever the electronic form to act as his signature...then it's legal.
Good luck convincing the thousands of ROI clerks across the country who have their own understanding of HIPAA requirements.
There's only one way to find out if it'll work...let's wait and see. Generally, I think it should work out fine, but there will be some picky hospitals, clinics, doctors, etc. that will be a bit paranoid about it at first.
Heck, the US Attorneys are having conniption fits over prosecuting fraud cases involving attested signatures. I don't doubt that the medical providers will be any more accepting.
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