Allscripts and Fujitsu unveiled the Allscripts Patient Kiosk, the next generation of patient kiosk technology for physician practices.
Allscripts Patient Kiosk enhances how patients interact with healthcare providers. The integration of the Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric authentication solution improves the security and privacy of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and other sensitive patient information.
It solves a common patient complaint—the seemingly endless stream of paperwork they must fill out every time they register for an appointment. Allscripts Patient Kiosk eliminates this frustration while helping physician practices reduce the costs and overhead associated with traditional patient check-in. The integration of the Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein authentication solution maintains patient confidentiality, privacy and information security. Through the integration with Allscripts Electronic Health Records, Patient Kiosk helps patients take control of their own healthcare with a dashboard view of all their personal information, including a complete health maintenance plan.
Innovations such as Patient Kiosk with integrated Fujitsu PalmSecure technology are vital to ensuring that physician groups not only implement, but fully utilize Electronic Health Records. Allscripts Patient Kiosk delivers real-time updates to Practice Management databases for patient billing information, including the option to make co-payments using a credit card. The system also updates the patient’s Allscripts Electronic Health Record, taking a picture to verify their identity and documenting office visits, including procedures undergone by the patient at that time. While accessing the patient’s medical record, reminders can be sent to the kiosk screen for future annual exams and other periodic checkups.
“Patients want to remove the pain of completing paper forms during every visit and physician practices want nothing more than to find better, faster, more effective ways to complete accurate patient registrations and collect co-pays. The Allscripts Patient Kiosk delivers,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.
The Fujitsu PalmSecure technology ensures patient privacy with a reliable identification system that scans the unique vein patterns in a person’s hand. The solution uses a near infrared light to capture a patient’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against a database of enrolled users’ palm-vein patterns. This vascular-pattern recognition technology provides a highly accurate type of authentication—The PalmSecure false acceptance ratio is 0.00008 percent—in a form factor that is non-intrusive, easy to use and that generates extremely fast comparisons. The system ensures that only patients have access to their medical records and information, complying with strict HIPAA patient privacy guidelines.
Allscripts and Fujitsu demonstrated Allscripts Patient Kiosk during HIMSS09 Annual Conference & Exhibition, April 4-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Allscripts Patient Kiosk is available through Allscripts, which provides physician practices a full-service kiosk package, from initial design through development, deployment and maintenance.