I've heard rumors about this company for a few months. I saw this story today about a kiosk for patient use in admitting departments. Called the MediKiosk,
from Galvanon, this peripheral supports patient check-in, appointments,
consent forms, co-pay collection, and "way-finding" (i.e., maps showing
directions to the lab, radiology, etc.). The system uses the magnetic
swipe of a drivers license or credit card for identification.
Both Toleti and Whiteside
[from Baylor University Hospital, Dallas] admitted they were concerned
about the technologys usability with a demographic of patients that
may not be technologically savvy, but their worries proved to be in
The user acceptance and
learning curve has gone well, Whiteside said. In fact, early exit
surveys found an approval rating of 95 percent at the Baylor facility.