Gallery: Doctor - please report to the touchscreen

Gallery: Doctor - please report to the touchscreen

Summary: Patients at the London hospital will soon be greeted by a touchscreen computer that allows patients to notify hospital staff they have arrived and update their contact details.

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  • King's College Hospital will move towards self-service healthcare with Europe's largest rollout of touchscreen medical kiosks.

    From early autumn patients at the London hospital will be greeted by the NCR MediKiosk, a touchscreen computer that allows patients to notify hospital staff they have arrived and update their contact details.

    A total of 50 kiosks are being deployed at the hospital's dermatology, haematology, orthopaedics, urology and general surgery clinics as part of the wider NCR patient automated arrival system being fitted at the hospital.

    The kiosks will eventually take over more roles from receptionists and clinical staff, targeting patients with health messages on waiting room displays and showing reminders of essential information, such as not to eat before an operation.

    Photo credit: NCR Corporation

    This gallery was originally posted on silicon.com.

  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with more than 6,000 staff providing around 700,000 patient appointments per year.

    Currently one in seven patients fails to turn up for a scheduled appointment at King's.

    About 80 per cent of NHS patients need follow-up consultations and the system will help ensure that emails and letters go to the right place by asking patients to check their details each time they visit, as seen here.

    The NCR system can also identify patients who miss appointments allowing staff to reschedule.

    Photo credit: NCR Corporation

Topics: Health, Hardware

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