GPs have been using self check in for some years now. Finally at least one Trust follows the leaders. If only the Trusts would allow GPs on their boards, and put one shared IT system at the top of their agenda. Are there unrecognised risks in impersonation? Has not happened yet…..
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has deployed an IT self check in solution to help improve efficiency and reduce patient queues.
The patient self check-in kiosks, provided by Intouch with Health, are interfaced with the trust’s fully integrated Meditech electronic patient record solution and is now live across the organisation. The trust’s director of information management and technology Andy Hart said the self check-in devices have been extremely well received by patients and staff, and are allowing the trust to not only realise internal efficiencies, but introduce a solution which works well for the patients themselves.