City Hospitals Sunderland trust welcomes IT self check-in solution

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…..

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City Hospitals Sunderland trust welcomes IT self check-in solution

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.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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