Kiosk Inputting into an EMR

We go to the bank and use an ATM to get cash or make a deposit. We arrive at the airport and check in for our flight using a kiosk. But we go to our doctor or local hospital and we get a clipboard, pencil, and several pages of forms to fill out. Worse yet, we move to a different department in the same institution and it’s likely we’ll be asked to fill those forms all over again. It doesn’t have to be that way.

How Progressive Healthcare Organizations Are Using Patient Self-Service Kiosks and Devices


We are doing this with the patient health history and it is great. There are still some major enhancements that need to be made in how that data becomes part of the patient’s medical record, but it is so much better than paper. I think we’re getting close to having the signature done at the kiosk. The technology is there. Kiosk check-in really revolutionizes what happens at patient check in. The next step for us is to be able to check in patients at the kiosk without going to the front desk. In fact, once the magnetic card readers are here, patients will be able to check in with the swipe of their ID card.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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