ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As technology continues to improve the efficiency of every doctor’s office one device is sure to make your next visit even easier. Medical Check In is the latest touch screen sign in system to replace the traditional clipboard and paper sign in sheet. Electronic sign in sheets are being installed into medical offices and hospitals to combat privacy rules as well as improve the speed at which patients get in to see the doctor. Although other electronic sign in sheets are available at select hospitals and specialty facilities around the country they are very expensive. The latest from Medical Check In Systems promises to make touch screen sign in systems affordable to every doctor’s office.
Using a touch screen, patients sign in and give the reason for their visit just like on a paper sign in sheet. The advantages over traditional sign in sheets are both for the doctor and the patient. The touch screen kiosk can be placed away from the usual reception window so patients can sign in without waiting for the last person to finish their discussion with the receptionist. It only takes about 10 seconds to sign in. In compliance with privacy rules patients' names are hidden, keeping your information private.
Having a paperless sign in system is just the beginning for the office advantages. Having a clear and legible list displayed directly on the computer reduces the trip to the clipboard as well as allowing multiple persons to see the patient load. The list is an organized sidebar display with names, times and reason for visit displayed on up to 10 simultaneous computers. Not having to reach for a clipboard might seem minor but that motion a hundred times every day can add up. Having legible names and an organized list helps keep the office moving.
While electronic sign in is not new, Medical Check In is introducing the first complete touch screen sign in sheet that is useable with any practice management software. This opens the world of electronic sign in to every physician’s office. Other companies are stuck on matching names to appointments and taking additional information that can ultimately slow down the process. Medical Check In has taken the easy approach and simply replaced the sign in sheet. Additional problems of other companies that Medical Check In has mastered include children and the elderly, dealing with physical limitations and keeping the cost of maintenance down. While other software companies seem to struggle getting to market, Medical Check In fills the void.
Medical Check In clients include Perry County Memorial Hospital, Indiana; Houston Methodist Hospital; Pain Institute of Tampa; Allergy Associates, St. Petersburg; Alexander Orthopedic, Florida; Dr. John Penny, DDS, Florida.
Medical Check In Systems, Inc. (www.medicalcheckin.com)