iPads Replacing Check-in Forms
An HR platform called Drchrono markets an iPad app called OnPatient, which allows hospitals to check patients in via iPad instead of paper forms and clipboards.
Healthcare providers can create a customized check-in form. Then when patients fill out the for the first time, they input their personal, demographic, and insurance information, take a profile photo, review their medications and allergies, and their records are saved for future use.
The app integrates with Drchrono’s full suite of iPad EHR services aimed at helping caregivers modernize their record keeping processs.
"The OnPatient check-in app digitizes the waiting room and eliminates significant barriers to mass adoption of patient check-in technology by leveraging sophisticated iPad technology," Michael Nusimow, co-founder and CEO of Drchrono, told Mashable. "We designed the OnPatient app to be intuitive for both physicians and patient users to create a better patient check-in experience."
Verdict: This process is not ideal for all patients, especially the elderly and the technologically unfamiliar, but would be a hit with Gen-X and Gen-Y. It may be an asset for hospitals reaching out to younger demographics.