Health Care IT: Health Care Kiosks Streamline Patient Access to Check-Ins, Screenings

By Brian T. Horowitz  |  Posted 2011-02-22 Print this article Print
Health Care Kiosks Streamline Patient Access to Check-Ins, Screenings

Health Care Kiosks Streamline Patient Access to Check-Ins, Screenings

by Brian T. Horowitz
Self-service kiosks are challenging the traditional roles of administrative clerks, sign-in sheets, payment-collection lines and paperwork in medical offices. Check-in machines from companies such as CTS (Connected Technology Solutions) and Phreesia can be found in hospitals, clinics and doctor's offices, while kiosks from SoloHealth are appearing in supermarkets and pharmacies to allow patients to conduct basic self-exams. Check-in kiosks pull personal info such as names and addresses from EHRs (electronic health records), ask patients questions about their medical histories, verify insurance information, schedule appointments, perform signature capture and take payments. CTS and SoloHealth units can stand upright, while Phreesia makes a tablet-size WiFi-connected device. The SoloHealth Station allows patients to screen themselves for diabetes, obesity, hypertension and vision problems. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at the various self-service health care kiosks on the market from CTS, Phreesia and SoloHealth.
Brian T. Horowitz is a freelance technology and health writer as well as a copy editor. Brian has worked on the tech beat since 1996 and covered health care IT and rugged mobile computing for eWEEK since 2010. He has contributed to more than 20 publications, including Computer Shopper, Fast Company,, More, NYSE Magazine, Parents,, USA Weekend and, as well as other consumer and trade publications. Brian holds a B.A. from Hofstra University in New York.

Follow him on Twitter: @bthorowitz


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